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Near Elkhorn City in Pike County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Known But to God

 
 
Known But to God Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
1. Known But to God Marker
Inscription. Here rests the body of a soldier of the Confederacy, struck down by an unknown assassin in May of 1865-apparently on way to home in the South. He was buried in a coffin made of boards rived from a great oak by four men of this community. After the turn of the century, a rose bush marked this final resting place of a soldier who is "Known but to God."
 
Erected 1987 by Kentucky Historical Society – Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 727.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 17.866′ N, 82° 18.835′ W. Marker is near Elkhorn City, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is on Patty Loveless Drive (Kentucky Route 80), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. In Breaks Interstate Park, about 300 feet northwest of the Virginia/Kentucky state line. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhorn City KY 41522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Russell Fork Overlook (approx. half a mile away); Mill Rock Point (approx. 1.7 miles away in Virginia); Mill Rock Point Overlook (approx. 1.7 miles away in Virginia);
Known But to God Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
2. Known But to God Marker
Taken looking west on Route 80.
The Crooked Road (approx. 1.7 miles away in Virginia); Richard Potter (approx. 1.8 miles away); William Ramey (approx. 2.1 miles away); Elkhorn City’s Railroads (approx. 2.2 miles away); Daniel Boone's First Steps in Kentucky (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhorn City.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Known But to God Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
3. Known But to God Marker
Taken looking east on Route 80.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 687 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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