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Bonnieville in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bacon Creek Bridge

 
 
Bacon Creek Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By James David Harvey, May 8, 2010
1. Bacon Creek Bridge Marker
Inscription. The L & N R.R. bridge near here, a main USA supply line between Louisville and Bowling Green, was destroyed by Confederate troops in late 1861. Before repairs were complete, Morgan's Raiders burned it Dec. 5, 1861. This act brought Morgan's daring to public eye. A year later Morgan again burned the tressle and stockade, taking 93 prisoners of 91st Ill. Vol.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 530.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 22.497′ N, 85° 54.155′ W. Marker is in Bonnieville, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker is on North Dixie Highway (U.S. 31W), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bonnieville KY 42713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bacon Creek Trestle (within shouting distance of this marker); An Indian Ambush (approx. mile away); John Muir & Robert Munford (approx. 7.1 miles away); William Clark and Family (approx. 7.1 miles away); Church-Hospital
Bacon Creek Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
2. Bacon Creek Bridge Marker
Looking north on US 31W. Bacon Creek in background.
(approx. 7.2 miles away); Carter-Dowling School / Teachers at "Colored" Elementary Schools of Hart County Circa 1950 (approx. 7.2 miles away); Glen Lily (approx. 7.2 miles away); Henry Clay Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bonnieville.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Bacon Creek/Bonnieville railroad trestle image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
3. Bacon Creek/Bonnieville railroad trestle
Bacon Creek/Bonnieville railroad trestle image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
4. Bacon Creek/Bonnieville railroad trestle
another view from Morgans Raiders Avenue, which passes beneath the trestle.
Bacon Creek Bridge image. Click for full size.
By James David Harvey, February 18, 2011
5. Bacon Creek Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2010, by James David Harvey of Seville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 830 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 28, 2010, by James David Harvey of Seville, Ohio.   2, 3, 4. submitted on January 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   5. submitted on April 7, 2011, by James David Harvey of Seville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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