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Manchester in Clay County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Goose Creek Salt Works

 
 
Goose Creek Salt Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
1. Goose Creek Salt Works Marker
Inscription. On Oct. 23, 1862, 22nd USA Brig. including 1st, 2nd and 20th Ky. Infantry moved here in wake of retreating CSA forces. 500 men worked 36 hours to destroy salt works mainly owned by unionists but used by Confederates. Loyal USA citizens allowed to remove salt enough for their own needs on taking oath none of it would be used to benefit Confederacy.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 531.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 7.332′ N, 83° 45.234′ W. Marker is in Manchester, Kentucky, in Clay County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 11 0.4 miles south of U.S. 421, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester KY 40962, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Masterful Retreat (within shouting distance of this marker); This Site is Birth Place of Local History (approx. 1.7 miles away); Salt Works was located along the old Warrior's Path (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gov. Bert T. Combs (1959-1963)/Bert T. Combs (1911 – 1991)
Goose Creek Salt Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
2. Goose Creek Salt Works Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); County Named, 1806 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Chief Red Bird (approx. 10 miles away); John Gilbert, Sr. Memorial Highway (approx. 10 miles away); Oneida Baptist Institute (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Goose Creek Salt Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
3. Goose Creek Salt Works Marker
A Masterful Retreat marker in background
View to South from Kentucky Route 11 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
4. View to South from Kentucky Route 11
Goose Creek Salt Works and A Masterful Retreat markers on right (west) side of highway
View to North from Kentucky Route 11 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
5. View to North from Kentucky Route 11
A Masterful Retreat and Goose Creek Salt Works markers on left (west) side of highway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 21, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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