Mount Sterling in Montgomery County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
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 & Politics • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
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); Battle of Mt. Sterling Mt. Sterling, Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Robbery / Bank Sues (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Little Mountain Indian Mound (approx. ¼ mile away); Estill's Defeat (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle-June 8, 1864 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle-June 9, 1864 (approx. ¾ mile away). 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.
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 448 times since then and 11 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.