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Hopkinsville in Christian County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Courthouse Burned

 
 
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. Courthouse Burned Marker
Inscription. Gen. Hylan B. Lyon with 800 men invaded Ky., Dec. 1864, to enforce CSA draft law and divert USA from Nashville. In 23 days he burned seven courthouses used by Union forces. See map on reverse side. Courthouse at Hopkinsville burned Dec. 12. All county records saved. Commandeered clothing and went on. Returned on 16th, skirmished with US force and moved to Madisonville.

Reverse side map of: Locations of twenty-two courthouses in Kentucky burned during Civil War.
 
Erected 1963 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 577.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 52.017′ N, 87° 29.291′ W. Marker is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Court Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 511 South Main Street, Hopkinsville KY 42240, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewis & Clark in Kentucky (here, next to this marker); County Named, 1797 (a few steps from this marker);
Courthouse Burned Marker (Map on reverse side) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Courthouse Burned Marker (Map on reverse side)
Hotel Latham (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ted Poston "Dean of Black Journalists" (about 500 feet away); Grace Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peace Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneer Graveyard (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopkinsville.
 
Also see . . .  Civil War Items found in 2014 from burned courthouse of 1864. (Submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. GovernmentWar, US Civil
 
Christian County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Christian County Courthouse
Wide view of Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
4. Wide view of Courthouse Burned Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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