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Hyden in Leslie County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sgt. Willie Sandlin

 
 
Sgt. Willie Sandlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
1. Sgt. Willie Sandlin Marker
Inscription. Only Kentuckian to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor in World War I. Born in Kentucky on Jan. 1, 1891. He enlisted 1917, serving as sergeant in 132d Inf., 33d Div. Medal was awarded for bravery, coolness in putting three machine-gun nests out of action, Sept. 26, 1918 at Bois de Forges, France. Residing in this county after War, he died May 29, 1949.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 631.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 37° 9.744′ N, 83° 22.434′ W. Marker is in Hyden, Kentucky, in Leslie County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 80) and Dryhill Road (State Highway 257), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Leslie County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Hyden KY 41749, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Finley Mine Disaster Memorial (here, next to this marker); Leslie County Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Redbud Capital of the World
Sgt. Willie Sandlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
2. Sgt. Willie Sandlin Marker
(here, next to this marker); Leslie County (a few steps from this marker); Mothers and Babies (a few steps from this marker); Mary Breckinridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hurricane Creek Miner Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hyden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Willie Sandlin - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 15, 2015.)
2. Hero Prefers the Hills. From the December 24, 1941 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (Submitted on June 15, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Heroes
 
Marker Near Entrance<br>of Leslie County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
3. Marker Near Entrance
of Leslie County Courthouse
Leslie County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
4. Leslie County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 15, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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