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Fleming County Kentucky Historical Markers

 
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By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
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Kentucky (Fleming County), Elizaville — 855 — Iwo Jima Hero
PFC Franklin Runyon Sousley USMCR. One of six of 28th Reg. 5th Marine Div. who raised flag on Suribachi 23 Feb. 1945. Immortalized in Joe Rosenthal's famed AP photograph. Sousley born Fleming County, 1925. Joined Marines, Jan. 1944. Landed on . . . — Map (db m83494) HM
Kentucky (Fleming County), Elizaville — 2257 — Private Ambers Sapp
Displayed great coolness & courage under heavy enemy barrage when he went forward without hesitation to destroy enemy wire entanglements & continued this extremely hazardous work until killed on Aug. 17, 1918 near Frapelle, France. Posthumously . . . — Map (db m83495) HM
Kentucky (Fleming County), Flemingsburg — 2075 — Birthplace of Herman Chittison / Accomplished Jazz Pianist
Birthplace of Herman Chittison Born in Flemingsburg, October 15, 1908, to Charles and Sarah Jane Chittison. He played hymns at Strawberry Methodist Church as a child. Attended Walden College in Nashville, 1924; later Ky. State Industrial . . . — Map (db m83512) HM
Kentucky (Fleming County), Flemingsburg — 950 — Fleming County
Kentucky's 26th, formed from Mason in 1798. Named for John Fleming, Rev. War officer who came in 1776 to mark and improve land. Built Fleming's Station, among the county's earliest. Fellow pioneers were John Finley, Michael Cassidy, and George . . . — Map (db m83507) HM
Kentucky (Fleming County), Flemingsburg — Fleming Hotel123 N. Main Cross St.
The oldest section of this building, the ell that faces Court Square, was built in the early 1800's and used as a stage coach stop. In use as a hotel by 1833, this building was used to house victims of the cholera epidemic. The oldest section of . . . — Map (db m83675) HM
Kentucky (Fleming County), Flemingsburg — Gorman Building108 Court Square
The building was purchased by the Gorman Construction Company in 1952 and served as its office and following a merger was home to the Kentucky Stone Company. The building was sold in 1974 to its current occupant, The Farmers Home Mutual Aid . . . — Map (db m83673) HM
Kentucky (Fleming County), Flemingsburg — 173 — James J. Andrews
Andrews lived here 1859 - 62. In 1862 he led 22 Union soldiers into Georgia to cut the railway between Marietta & Chattanooga. Their capture of the locomotive "The General" and their pursuit by Confederates was a dramatic incident of the Civil War. — Map (db m30016) HM
Kentucky (Fleming County), Flemingsburg — 1736 — John F. Day (1913-1982)
A native of Fleming County, this prize-winning journalist began his career with the Lexington Leader; later worked with Washington Bureau of Louisville Courier-Journal. Director and Vice President of CBS News, 1955-61, where he won two Emmy awards. . . . — Map (db m83503) HM
Kentucky (Fleming County), Flemingsburg — 1388 — Michael Cassidy (1755-1829)
A fearless Indian fighter in over 30 battles, Michael Cassidy built Cassidy Station (site-one mile south) in later 1780s. A native of Ireland, he came to Va. as cabin boy at age 12. Enlisted early in Revolution and was with Washington at British . . . — Map (db m83496) HM
Kentucky (Fleming County), Flemingsburg — Old Tobacco Plug Factory121 E. Electric Ave.
Built before 1860, this building began as the E.A. DuPuy & Co. Mill & Distillery. Over the years, it has also served as a storage warehouse for the railroad and for a furniture company. It is currently home to an art galley called Banana Tree . . . — Map (db m83671) HM
Kentucky (Fleming County), Flemingsburg — 97 — Stockton's Station← ½ Mile
Site of station built in 1787 by Major George Stockton, who raised a crop here in 1786, while living at Strode's Station. This was the first of three forts in the area becoming Fleming County in 1798. — Map (db m83499) HM
Kentucky (Fleming County), Sherburne — 1438 — Sherburne Bridge
The most unusual of Kentucky's covered bridges is the Sherburne "suspension" bridge, built 1867-68 at a cost of $3,500. In the early days a stagecoach route from Mt. Sterling to Maysville crossed the bridge, then privately owned. This bridge is 266 . . . — Map (db m83490) HM
Kentucky (Fleming County), Wallingford — 1559 — Goddard "White" Bridge / Covered Bridges
Goddard "White" Bridge This covered bridge is the only surviving example of Ithiel Town Lattice design in Ky. The timbers are joined with wooden pegs (tree-nails); its date of construction and original builder are unknown. The 63-foot . . . — Map (db m83626) HM

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