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Owingsville in Bath County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gen. Hood Birthplace

 
 
Gen. Hood Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 4, 2017
1. Gen. Hood Birthplace Marker
Inscription. John Bell Hood, 1831-79, graduate of West Point, 1853. Eight years Indian campaigns. Resigned, 1861, and joined CSA as colonel, heading Texas Brigade. Gained distinction at Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, 1862, and at Gettysburg, Chickamauga, 1863. Appointed to command Army of Tenn. Met defeat: Atlanta in August, 1864; Franklin, Nashville in December. Lived in New Orleans after war.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 862.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 8.708′ N, 83° 45.759′ W. Marker is in Owingsville, Kentucky, in Bath County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 82 East Main Street, Owingsville KY 40360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. John “Jack” Jouett, Jr. (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bath County (about 600 feet away); Courthouse Burned (about 600 feet away); Owings House / Thomas Dye Owings
Gen. John Bell Hood, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
2. Gen. John Bell Hood, C.S.A.
(about 700 feet away); Bourbon Iron Works / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2.3 miles away); Clear Creek Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 8.2 miles away); Unwind with Us (approx. 8.2 miles away); Joe Creason (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owingsville.
 
Also see . . .  John Bell Hood. (Submitted on November 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gen. Hood crypt is in Metaire Cemetery, New Orleans LA image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 28, 2002
3. Gen. Hood crypt is in Metaire Cemetery, New Orleans LA
General John Bell Hood's remains are in the Hennen family crypt. General Hood's wife was Anna Marie Hannen.
Gen. Hood Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 4, 2017
4. Gen. Hood Birthplace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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