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Leitchfield in Grayson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Courthouse Burned

 
 
Courthouse Burned Marker is missing. image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Onasill ~ Bill Badzo , August 19, 2009
1. Courthouse Burned Marker is missing.
This photo was taken before the marker went missing.
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.
Dec. 24, 1864, a contingent of CSA Gen. Lyon's force ordered to harass and delay pursuing Union troops, burned courthouse at Leitchfield. Records destroyed.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 589.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 37° 28.816′ N, 86° 17.615′ W. Marker was in Leitchfield, Kentucky, in Grayson County. Marker was at the intersection of Public Square and East Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Public Square. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 10 Public Square, Leitchfield KY 42754, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Courthouse Named, 1810 (within shouting distance of this marker); Grayson County Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker);
Grayson County Courthouse where the marker was located. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. Grayson County Courthouse where the marker was located.
This current courthouse, built in 1938, is the fourth courthouse for Grayson County. The first three were lost to fires that destroyed some or all of the records. The first fire was the 1864 fire, the second was in 1896, and the third burned in 1936.
Grayson County WWI War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack Thomas House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leitchfield Landmarks (about 500 feet away); Shaw's Station / Beaver Dam Creek Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Explore Kentucky History article on the Courthouse Burned marker. (Submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker missing
The Grayson County Historical Society noted that the marker has been missing for a long time. It was thought a truck hit it and it was stored somewhere, but they haven't been able to locate it.
    — Submitted September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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