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Barbourville in Knox County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Civil War Actions

 
 
Civil War Actions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. Civil War Actions Marker
Inscription. First skirmish in eastern Ky. On Sept. 19, 1861, Zollicoffer's CSA troops approached Barbourville. Home guard obstructed bridge, CSA took another route, were repulsed twice before guards retreated. Considerable property destroyed in town.

CSA Gen. Kirby Smith's hdqrs. here Aug. 18 to 25, 1862 while preparing invasion of central Ky.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 518.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 52.058′ N, 83° 52.803′ W. Marker is in Barbourville, Kentucky, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Cumberland Gap Parkway (U.S. 25E) and Daniel Boone Drive (State Highway 11), on the right when traveling south on Cumberland Gap Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barbourville KY 40906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1779 (here, next to this marker); First Cabin in Kentucky (a few steps from this marker); First House in Kentucky (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Barbourville
Markers on the Barbourville Bypass image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
2. Markers on the Barbourville Bypass
(approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Barbourville (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Barbourville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wallsend Mine (approx. 12 miles away); Cumberland Ford (approx. 12.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barbourville.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Barborville. Battle summary. (Submitted on September 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 571 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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