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Breckinridge County Kentucky Historical Markers

First Coal Oil Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
First Coal Oil Marker (tall view)
Kentucky (Breckinridge County), Cloverport — 557 — First Coal Oil
Coal oil first produced here 1851. Plant built 1857, reputed first of kind in world. Mine known for extensive veins of cannel coal. Coal loaded here, exported to England via New Orleans for gas manufacture. English-owned with Prince of Wales (King . . . — Map (db m119795) HM
Kentucky (Breckinridge County), Cloverport — 73 — Lincoln Family Trail
Abraham Lincoln, then a lad of 7, with other members of the Thomas Lincoln family crossed the Ohio River on a log raft ferry near here in 1816. The Lincolns were moving to Indiana. — Map (db m119796) HM
Kentucky (Breckinridge County), Hardinsburg — 1170 — County Named, 1799
For John Breckinridge, 1760-1806. Attorney General of Kentucky, 1793-97. Representative in Kentucky Legislature, 1797-1801. Coauthor with Jefferson of 1798 Kentucky Resolutions, opposing U.S. Alien and Sedition Acts. Appointed Attorney General of . . . — Map (db m119798) HM
Kentucky (Breckinridge County), Hardinsburg — 584 — Courthouse Burned
Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side. Dec. 28, 1864, guerrillas set fire to courthouse at . . . — Map (db m119797) HM

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