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Mount Sterling in Montgomery County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Courthouse Burned

 
 
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. Courthouse Burned Marker
Inscription.  Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during the Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months; twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side.

Dec. 2, 1863, CSA cavalry burned courthouse at Mt. Sterling to stop its use as a USA garrison. Clerk's records, in rear, saved. Circuit court records destroyed.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 586.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial 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 month for this entry is December 1864.
 
Location. 38° 3.402′ N, 83° 56.568′ W. Marker is in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, in Montgomery County. Memorial is on Broadway Street. The marker is located on the grounds of the Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Sterling KY 40353, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montgomery County. 1797 (here, next to this marker); Montgomery County Korean War Memorial
Courthouse Burned Marker-Reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. Courthouse Burned Marker-Reverse side
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(a few steps from this marker); Montgomery County Kentucky World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Kentucky Vietnam Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Mt. Sterling (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Sterling, Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Sterling.
 
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.
 
Courthouse Burned Marker-Reverse side-Courthouse in the distance image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
3. Courthouse Burned Marker-Reverse side-Courthouse in the distance
Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
4. Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse
Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse-Vietnam Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
5. Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse-Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse-Korean War Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
6. Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse-Korean War Veterans Memorial
Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse-World War II Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
7. Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse-World War II Veterans Memorial
Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse-World War I Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
8. Montgomery County War Memorial Courthouse-World War I Veterans Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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