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Madisonville in Hopkins County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Hockersmith House

 
 
The Hockersmith House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. The Hockersmith House Marker
Inscription. The home of L. D. Hockersmith, Capt., 10th Ky., Gen. John Hunt Morgan's Cavalry, CSA. Hockersmith captured by Federal troops during Morgan's Ohio raid, July 20, 1863. Held with Morgan in Ohio State Prison at Columbus. Helped dig tunnel by which he and five other officers escaped with Morgan on Nov. 27, 1863. This escape was one of most daring of all time.
 
Erected 1971 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1425.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 19.493′ N, 87° 29.742′ W. Marker is in Madisonville, Kentucky, in Hopkins County. Marker is on South Scott Street 0.1 miles south of East Broadway Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. South Scott Street is one-way here. Marker is at or near this postal address: 218 South Scott Street, Madisonville KY 42431, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carlow's Stone Wall (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gov. Ruby Laffoon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. mile away); County Named, 1806
The Hockersmith House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. The Hockersmith House
(approx. mile away); Rosenwald High School / Professor C. L. Timberlake (approx. half a mile away); Army of Six (approx. 0.8 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 1.1 miles away); Century of Coal Mining (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madisonville.
 
Also see . . .  A Nod to the Past—The Hockersmith House. (Submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The view south on Scott Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. The view south on Scott Street.
Looking back towards East Broadway Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
4. Looking back towards East Broadway Street.
 
 
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 200 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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