Ivel in Floyd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
The Battle of Ivy Mountain
November 8, 1861
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is November 8, 1861.
Location. 37° 35.593′ N, 82° 39.826′ W. Marker is in Ivel, Kentucky, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 23 and County Road 1032, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 23. Marker is at a pullout on the southwest side of US 23 across from its intersection with CR 1032. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ivel KY 41642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Battle of Ivy Mountain (here, next to this marker); Struggle for the Big Sandy Valley (here, next to this marker); Little Floyd (approx. 2 miles away); In Memory of the Lives We Lost on Friday February 28, 1958 (approx. 6.3 miles away); Leslie / Lesley Settlement (approx. 6.4 miles away); Snivley Chapel (approx. 6˝ miles away); Ferguson Town Branch Ferry and Dock (approx. 7.8 miles away); Floyd County Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ivel.
More about this marker. Marker is in poor condition at its far right end, and some parts of the last paragraph are not legible.
At the bottom, the marker includes portraits of Colonel John S. Williams of Mount Sterling, first commander of the 5th Kentucky Infantry, C.S.A.; Colonel Joshua Sill (1831-1862); William “Bull” Nelson (1824-1862); and Andrew Jackson May (1829-1903).
Also see . . . Big Sandy Expedition - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 29, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.