Hodgenville in Larue County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident.
See map on reverse side.
The courthouse at Hodgenville was burned by guerrillas Feb. 21, 1865. It had been used by Union soldiers as barracks. All of the county records were saved.
Locations of twenty-two courthouses in Kentucky burned during Civil War.
Route of Brig. Gen. Hylan B. Lyon
Courthouses burned on Lyon’s Raid
Other courthouses which were burned
as an incident to the war
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Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 591.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 34.437′ N, 85° 44.407′ W. Marker is in Hodgenville, Kentucky, in Larue County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Blvd (Kentucky Route 210) and East Main Street (U.S. 31E), on the right when traveling north on Lincoln Blvd. Touch for map. Located in the North/East
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln and Hodgen's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln - As - A - Boy Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Miles South of this town Abraham Lincoln was born ... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sinking Spring (approx. 3 miles away); The Memorial Building (approx. 3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Birthplace (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Sinking Spring (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hodgenville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during the Civil War.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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