“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Campbell County Kentucky Historical Markers

Historic Bellevue houses in the next block of Fairfield Avenue image, Touch for more information
By P. A. Miller, May 14, 2009
Historic Bellevue houses in the next block of Fairfield Avenue
Kentucky (Campbell County), Bellevue — 1351 — Bellevue, Kentucky
Incorporated March 15, 1870, on part of original land grant to Gen. James Taylor, pioneer, for whose farm this city was named. A general in War of 1812, banker, and statesman, whose farm was an underground railroad station. President of the first . . . — Map (db m49115) HM
Kentucky (Campbell County), Fort Thomas — 990 — Samuel Woodfill
“Outstanding soldier of the AEF," Gen. Pershing. “The first soldier of America,” Marshal Foch. Given Congressional Medal of Honor, the French Croix de Guerre and Legion of Honor. Alone he destroyed three machine gun nests, . . . — Map (db m135046) HM
Kentucky (Campbell County), Newport — 1708 — “Tommygun” Inventor
Brig. Gen. John T. Thompson, USA, inventor of Thompson submachine gun, was born here in 1860. A West Point graduate of 1882, he was early advocate of automatic weapons and improved many small arms. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal as Director of . . . — Map (db m98032) HM
Kentucky (Campbell County), Newport — 121 — General James Taylor Home
Underground Railroad station. Mansion built by General Taylor, pioneer, banker, statesman. General in the War of 1812. Original house designed by H.B. Latrobe. Present house build, 1837. — Map (db m135084) HM
Kentucky (Campbell County), Newport — 1395 — Licking Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Built three blocks east in 1859 by Swift's Iron and Steel Works. As rebuilt in 1869, it was 65 feet high, with a maximum diameter inside of 16 feet. Its annual capacity was 17,000 tons of iron, using Connellsville coke as fuel. Iron mostly converted . . . — Map (db m49114) HM
Kentucky (Campbell County), Newport — 1730 — Northern Kentucky University / Early Schoolhouse
Northern Kentucky University began as an extension center of University of Kentucky, 1948. It became community college, 1962, and by 1976 was a state university. It moved here from Covington in 1972. The 300-acre NKU campus is part of . . . — Map (db m135013) HM
Kentucky (Campbell County), Newport — 2071 — Southgate Street School
In 1870, the Newport City Council purchased property for a school for African Americans, and three years later a frame house was constructed. Elizabeth Hudson was appointed first African American teacher at salary of $35 per month. Two major events . . . — Map (db m135078) HM
Kentucky (Campbell County), Silver Grove — 163 — Mary Ingles
Said to have been first white woman in Kentucky. Captured by Indians in Virginia, July 1755, and taken to Ohio. Later she escaped a salt-making party at Big Bone Lick and made her way across the Kentucky wilderness back to Virginia. — Map (db m135043) HM
Kentucky (Campbell County), Southgate — 2237 — Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire
Site of Beverly Hills Supper Club, popular night spot from 1930s—70s. Burnt May 28, 1977 killing 165. Third worst nightclub fire in US; changed building-code enforcement. First disaster case tried as class action suit, merging 300 . . . — Map (db m134541) HM
Kentucky (Campbell County), Southgate — 1867 — William H. Horsfall
One of youngest Kentuckians to receive the Medal of Honor for service during the Civil War is buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Horsfall, born in Newport, 1847, was a drummer in Company G, First Ky. Infantry (USA). Medal was awarded for saving the life . . . — Map (db m62013) HM

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