“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Owingsville in Bath County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Bath County

Bath County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 12, 2009
1. Bath County Marker
State Historical marker for Bath County, KY, on the grounds of the Bath County Courthouse, Owingsville, Kentucky
Inscription. Formed from Montgomery County, 1811. Named for its many mineral springs. The birthplace of CSA Gen. John B. Hood and US Senator Richard H. Menefee. Owingsville named for Col. Thomas D. Owings. Organizer US 28th Inf. Reg., 1812. Associate in ownership, operation of Bourbon Iron Works, 1795 - 1822. Host to Louis Philippe of France during part of his exile in US.
Erected 1966 by The Kentucky Historical Society & the Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 940.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 8.65′ N, 83° 45.854′ W. Marker is in Owingsville, Kentucky, in Bath County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (U.S. 60). Touch for map. The marker is in back of the courthouse, on the South side, at the edge of the parking area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 West 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. (here, next to this marker); Courthouse Burned (here, next to this marker); Owings House / Thomas Dye Owings (within
Bath County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 5, 2011
2. Bath County Marker
Next to marker about Capt. John "Jack" Jouett, Jr. located on the right.
shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Hood Birthplace (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bourbon Iron Works / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2.3 miles away); Clear Creek Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 8.3 miles away); Unwind with Us (approx. 8.3 miles away); Joe Creason (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owingsville.
Categories. Antebellum South, USPolitical SubdivisionsPoliticsWar of 1812War, US Civil
Bath County Marker on left. image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 4, 2017
3. Bath County Marker on left.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,474 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 8, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on May 9, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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