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Louisa in Lawrence County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Bishop

 
 
Fort Bishop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. Fort Bishop Marker
Inscription.  USA Ft. Bishop, 100 yards west, was built to protect against CSA raids. It was named for Captain Wm. Bishop, 100th Ohio Inf., killed in action at Dallas, Ga., May 1864. USA engineers, using detail from 109th Col. Inf., began fort, September 23, 1864. At end of war, April 1865, work was almost complete. Fort had seven field guns. Also called Ft. Gallup and Ft. Hill.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 632.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 6.65′ N, 82° 36.41′ W. Marker is in Louisa, Kentucky, in Lawrence County. Marker is on Old U.S. 23 (Kentucky Route 32) 0.2 miles south of Madison Street (Kentucky Route 3), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3455 KY-2565, Louisa KY 41230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1821 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frederick M. Vinson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Gay
Looking north on KY-32 from marker. (Big Sandy News is on left) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. Looking north on KY-32 from marker. (Big Sandy News is on left)
(approx. 0.8 miles away in West Virginia); Fort Gay Toll Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away in West Virginia); The Fort Gay Lock and Dam (approx. 0.8 miles away in West Virginia); Pioneer Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 1.3 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldier's Grave (approx. 1 miles away in West Virginia); Giant Cooling Tower (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisa.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Bishop Map image. Click for full size.
Map made available by Dr. Ryan, Louisa, KY
3. Fort Bishop Map
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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