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Midway in Woodford County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Morgan at Midway

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, May 9, 2015
1. Morgan at Midway Marker
Inscription.  Taking 300 abandoned USA horses and mules at Versailles, Morgan's Raiders came here July 15, 1862. Advised of troop train approach from Frankfort he had tracks torn up and howitzers set. Train warned and returned to Frankfort. Morgan took telegraph line and coaxed train at Lexington to come on but it turned back. He and his men reached Georgetown that evening.
 
Erected 1962 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 516.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 15, 1862.
 
Location. 38° 9.007′ N, 84° 40.956′ W. Marker is in Midway, Kentucky, in Woodford County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and North Gratz Street, in the median on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 East Main Street, Midway KY 40347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Sue Mundy" Here (here, next to this marker); Edward Dudley Brown / Noted Horseman
View east on East Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 9, 2015
2. View east on East Main Street.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Midway (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Midway Christian Church (about 500 feet away); St. Matthew A.M.E. Church (about 700 feet away); Midway Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pilgrim Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Sons & Daughters of Relief Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
 
View west on East Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 9, 2015
3. View west on East Main Street.
Morgan at Midway Marker on East Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
4. Morgan at Midway Marker on East Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on July 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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