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Near Georgetown in Scott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Branham's Mill / Galloway Pike Iron Bridge

 
 
Branham's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, June 18, 2015
1. Branham's Mill Marker
Inscription.
Branham's Mill
Bridge occupies historic creek crossing site of mill of Richard and James Branham. Richard, the father, received 200-acre land grant for service as sergeant in Washington's regiment in French and Indian War. Family occupied setting after 1783 survey. Mill was one of the most important early landmarks in Scott County.

Sponsored by Scott County Fiscal Court


Galloway Pike Iron Bridge
Pratt through truss bridge was built in 1910 over North Elkhorn Creek at historic Branham's Mill site. Scott County Fiscal Court had Lexington's Empire Bridge Company construct the steel bridge. It is 120 feet long, 12 feet wide, 12 feet high. Property owner C.H. Singer gave $1,000 toward construction expense due to high cost of bridge.

Sponsored by Scott County Fiscal Court

 
Erected 2009 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2286.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 13.97′ N, 84° 39.282′ W. Marker is near Georgetown, Kentucky, in Scott County. Marker is on Galloway Road 0.9 miles
Galloway Pike Iron Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, June 18, 2015
2. Galloway Pike Iron Bridge Marker
south of Stamping Ground Road (Kentucky Highway 227), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. On the north bank of the North Elkhorn Creek. Marker is at or near this postal address: Galloway Road, Georgetown KY 40324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Francis Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); U.S. Vice President (approx. 2.9 miles away); Choctaw Indian Academy (approx. 3.1 miles away); Stamping Ground (approx. 3.2 miles away); Buffalo Springs (approx. 3.2 miles away); Stonetown (approx. 3.5 miles away); Confederate Governor (approx. 4.7 miles away); Cardome (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
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Branham's Mill / Galloway Pike Iron Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, June 18, 2015
3. Branham's Mill / Galloway Pike Iron Bridge Marker
Galloway Pike Iron Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, June 18, 2015
4. Galloway Pike Iron Bridge
Galloway Pike Iron Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, June 18, 2015
5. Galloway Pike Iron Bridge
Galloway Pike Iron Bridge Construction Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, June 17, 2009
6. Galloway Pike Iron Bridge Construction Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 24, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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