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Madisonville in Hopkins 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 Madisonville burned Dec. 17. All county records saved. All able-bodied men conscripted, took oath to meet Lyon, Jan. 20, released, but oath not fulfilled.

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 580.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 19.662′ N, 87° 29.926′ W. Marker is in Madisonville, Kentucky, in Hopkins County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Kentucky Route 70) and Court Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 South Main 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. County Named, 1806 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gov. Ruby Laffoon
Courthouse Burned Marker - Reverse side map. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Courthouse Burned Marker - Reverse side map.
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hockersmith House (approx. mile away); Carlow's Stone Wall (approx. mile away); Rosenwald High School / Professor C. L. Timberlake (approx. 0.4 miles away); Army of Six (approx. half a mile away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 0.9 miles away); Century of Coal Mining (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madisonville.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Wide view of marker area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Wide view of marker area.
Hopkins County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
4. Hopkins County Courthouse
 
 
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 157 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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