Near Mill Springs in Wayne County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Near here, January 19, 1862, 4,000 Confederate troops were engaged and defeated by 12,000 Federalists. The Southern leader, General Felix Zollicoffer, was killed in the action. The historic old mill was built in 1840.
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 75.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 55.943′ N, 84° 46.667′ W. Marker is near Mill Springs, Kentucky, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 1275 and Mill Springs - Gap of the Ridge Road, on the left when traveling west on State Route 1275. Touch for map. The marker is at the fork of the roads. It is extremely rusted to the point that it's barely legible. Marker is in this post office area: Monticello KY 42633, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Noble Ellis - Sternwheeler that Saved an Army (approx. 0.8 miles away); Zollie's Den (approx. 1.4 miles away); Winter Quarters (approx. 1½ miles away); Fortifications at Beech Grove (approx. 1.6 miles Moulden's Hill (approx. 2 miles away); Timmy's Branch (approx. 7.4 miles away); "Poor Charlie" (approx. 8.2 miles away); Confederate Field Hospital (approx. 8.2 miles away).
Regarding Mill Springs. The Battle of Mill Springs took place north of the Cumberland River at Nancy, Kentucky which was then called Logan's Crossroads. Nancy is about 10 miles north of this location.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2011, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on October 31, 2013, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos: 1. submitted on June 23, 2011, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2. submitted on June 24, 2011, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.