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Stanton in Powell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Courthouse Burned

 
 
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By Frank Profitt, January 19, 2021
1. Courthouse Burned Marker
Inscription.  Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months; twelve by Confederates eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map reverse side. Courthouse and records at Stanton and other buildings were burned by guerrillas, spring of 1863. Buildings rebuilt, June 1, 1864, jail and records again burned.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 587.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 1, 1864.
 
Location. 37° 51.186′ N, 83° 51.582′ W. Marker is in Stanton, Kentucky, in Powell County. Marker is on Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanton KY 40380, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Persian Gulf War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); County Named, 1852 (within shouting distance
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By Frank Profitt, January 19, 2021
2. Courthouse Burned Marker
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of this marker); Woody Stephens and Forty Niner (within shouting distance of this marker); Powell County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Collecting Red River's History (approx. 3.4 miles away); Clay City Timber Industry / Early Iron Works (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pilot Knob (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanton.
 
Regarding Courthouse Burned. The marker is on the grounds of the Powell County Courthouse
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during the Civil War.
 
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
3. Courthouse Burned Marker
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By Frank Profitt, January 19, 2021
4. Courthouse Burned Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky.   3. submitted on May 20, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on January 20, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 19, 2021