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Midway in Woodford County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Morgan at Midway

 
 
Morgan at Midway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 9, 2015
1. Morgan at Midway Marker
Inscription. Taking 300 abandoned USA horses and mules at Versailles, Morgan's Raiders came here July 15, 1862. Advised of troop train approach from Frankfort he had tracks torn up and howitzers set. Train warned and returned to Frankfort. Morgan took telegraph line and coaxed train at Lexington to come on but it turned back. He and his men reached Georgetown that evening.
 
Erected 1962 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 516.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 9.007′ N, 84° 40.956′ W. Marker is in Midway, Kentucky, in Woodford County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and North Gratz Street, in the median on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 East Main Street, Midway KY 40347, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Sue Mundy" Here (here, next to this marker); Edward Dudley Brown / Noted Horseman (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Francis Church (approx. 4 miles away); Confederate Governor
View east on East Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 9, 2015
2. View east on East Main Street.
(approx. 4.3 miles away); Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Branham's Mill / Galloway Pike Iron Bridge (approx. 5.9 miles away); Choctaw Indian Academy (approx. 6 miles away); Buena Vista / Todd House (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
 
Also see . . .  NY Times article on Morgans raid. (Submitted on May 16, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. CommunicationsRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
View west on East Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 9, 2015
3. View west on East Main Street.
The view south on North Gratz Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 9, 2015
4. The view south on North Gratz Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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