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Morehead in Rowan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Courthouse Burned

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. Courthouse Burned Marker
Inscription. Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during the Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months; twelve by Confederates eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. Courthouse at Morehead burned by guerrillas March 21, 1864, the eastern most damaged incident to war. Building was again burned in 1880. County records before 1880 all destroyed by fires.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 972.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 11.064′ N, 83° 25.998′ W. Marker is in Morehead, Kentucky, in Rowan County. Marker is on East Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the old Rowan County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Morehead KY 40351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1856 (here, next to this marker); Quilting Memories (a few steps from this marker); Freedom Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Allie Young Law Office (within
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. Courthouse Burned Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Moonlight Schools (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rowan County "War," 1884-1887 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Goddard "White" Bridge / Covered Bridges (approx. 15.8 miles away).
 
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. GovernmentWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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