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Cadiz in Trigg County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Courthouse Burned

 
 
Courthouse Burned Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
1. Courthouse Burned Marker (front)
Inscription. Gen. Hylan B. Lyon with 800 men invaded Ky., Dec. 1864, to enforce CSA draft law and divert USA from Nashville. In 23 days he burned seven courthouses used by Union forces. See map on reverse side. Lyon came to Cadiz, December 13. US force fled courthouse, leaving man with smallpox. Lyon burned "contaminated" building, moved to Eddyville. County records saved.
 
Erected 1963 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 578.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 51.733′ N, 87° 50.227′ W. Marker is in Cadiz, Kentucky, in Trigg County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Monroe Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Located at the Trigg County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 Court Place, Cadiz KY 42211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1820 (a few steps from this marker); Site of Burnett Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Court of Trigg County
Marker (reverse) showing courthouse locations burned in Kentucky during Civil War. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
2. Marker (reverse) showing courthouse locations burned in Kentucky during Civil War.
(approx. 3.4 miles away); St. Joseph's Parish (approx. 11.6 miles away); Golden Pond (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Courthouse Burned Marker on right at the Trigg County Judicial Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
3. Courthouse Burned Marker on right at the Trigg County Judicial Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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