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Tompkinsville in Monroe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Courthouse Burned

 
 
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 8, 2011
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 on reverse side.

Courthouse and other buildings in Tompkinsville burned by CSA force, April 22, 1863, in reprisal for Federals burning Celina, Tenn. Monroe County records were lost.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 593.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 36° 42.058′ N, 85° 41.538′ W. Marker is in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 100) and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Located in the courthouse lawn on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tompkinsville KY 42167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monroe County - Tompkinsville (here, next to this marker); Monroe County World War I Memorial
Courthouse Burned Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 8, 2011
2. Courthouse Burned Marker (reverse)
(a few steps from this marker); Monroe County World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Monroe County Korean & Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan's First Raid (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Tompkinsville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tompkinsville National Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Operation Iraqi Freedom Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tompkinsville.
 
Additional keywords. Gen. John Hunt Morgan,
 
Courthouse Burned Marker in courthouse lawn. image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 8, 2011
3. Courthouse Burned Marker in courthouse lawn.
Monroe County courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 8, 2011
4. Monroe County courthouse
The present Monroe County courthouse was built in 1978-1979.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 728 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 8, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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