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

The Battle of Barbourville

September 19, 1861

 
 
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By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. The Battle of Barbourville Marker
Inscription. On September 19, 1861, near the spot where you now stand, a small contingent of Knox County Home Guard faced 800 Confederates at the bridge spanning Town Spring Branch. In 1992 the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission named the Battle of Barbourville one of the 384 most significant and endangered Civil War battlefields in the United States. Barbourville Civil War Interpretive Park is dedicated to the memory of the men who participated in the Battle of Barbourville and in all of this nation's Civil War battles and engagements.

In appreciation to the following organizations and individuals for their contribution to the Barbourville Civil War Interpretive Park.
(List of organizations and officials)
 
Erected by Wilderness Road Heritage Highway - National Scenic Byway.
 
Location. 36° 52.005′ N, 83° 53.131′ W. Marker is in Barbourville, Kentucky, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Daniel Boone Drive (State Highway 11) and Cumberland Avenue (State Highway 2421), on the right when traveling west on Daniel Boone Drive. Touch for map. Located in the Battle of Barbourville Interpretive Park. Marker is in this post office area: Barbourville KY 40906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
2. The Battle of Barbourville Interpretive Park
13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Battle of Barbourville (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Barbourville (a few steps from this marker); First House in Kentucky (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Cabin in Kentucky (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Actions (approx. 0.3 miles away); County Named, 1779 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wallsend Mine (approx. 12.2 miles away); Cumberland Ford (approx. 12.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barbourville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Battle of Barbourville
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Barbourville. (Submitted on September 16, 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 16, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 807 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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