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Daviess County Kentucky Historical Markers

 
Knottsville, Kentucky/Leonard Knott Homestead Marker image, Touch for more information
circa Sept 2011
Knottsville, Kentucky/Leonard Knott Homestead Marker
Kentucky (Daviess County), Knottsville — 2354 — Knottsville, Kentucky/Leonard Knott Homestead
(side 1) Knottsville, Kentucky On this site in 1827, Leonard Knott built the first house in Knottsville. James Millay named the town in 1833 when he opened a store and post office nearby. In 1834, the name was officially set in the . . . — Map (db m47838) HM
Kentucky (Daviess County), Owensboro — 1183 — Confederate Congressional Medal of Honor
(side 1) The President, CSA, in 1862, was authorized to confer a Medal of Honour upon one enlisted man of each company for "every signal victory." At first dress-parade, thereafter, the men engaged in the battle chose, by vote, the . . . — Map (db m119830) HM WM
Kentucky (Daviess County), Owensboro — 590 — 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. Jan. 4, 1865, the courthouse at Owensboro, occupied by . . . — Map (db m119800) HM
Kentucky (Daviess County), Owensboro — 2467 — Daviess Co. U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War
(side 1) In 1864, several hundred enslaved African American men joined the Union army here. Enlisting in the army meant eventual freedom for the men and their families. Units raised in Daviess Co. took part in important operations at . . . — Map (db m119826) HM
Kentucky (Daviess County), Owensboro — 1456 — Daviess Countians Who Served
During World War I approximately 80,000 men enlisted from Kentucky. Of this number 1,747 that answered the call to serve, between April 1917 and November 1918, were from Daviess County. Seventy-one were killed in action and seventy-six others . . . — Map (db m119828) WM
Kentucky (Daviess County), Owensboro — 1436 — George Graham Vest / "Tribute to a Dog"
(side 1 – George Graham Vest) Established Owensboro’s second newspaper, The Gazette, near here in 1852, with Robert S. Triplett, an Owensboro businessman. Vest was U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1879-1903. Author of . . . — Map (db m119847) HM
Kentucky (Daviess County), Owensboro — 2384 — Medal of Honor Winners
(side 1) Daviess Co. natives who have received the Medal of Honor: John J. Given–Corp, Co K, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Died while trying to recover a fallen soldier at Wichita River, Texas, July 12, 1870. Thomas Cruse- 2nd . . . — Map (db m119829) HM WM
Kentucky (Daviess County), Owensboro — Wendell H. Ford
. . . — Map (db m119827) HM

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