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Graves County Kentucky Historical Markers

 
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By Ken Smith, May 2, 2009
Dukedom, Tennessee
Kentucky (Graves County), Dukedom — 655 — Two Successful Raids
CSA Gen. N. B. Forrest with main body of cavalry passed this way before and after destructive raid on Paducah, March 25, 1864. Returning, Kentucky regiments, camping near here, given leave to seek food, horses, get recruits, visit families. Not one . . . — Map (db m52291) HM
Kentucky (Graves County), Fancy Farm — 1682 — Fancy Farm / Centennial Picnic, Aug. 2, 1980
(obverse) Fancy Farm The town which grew up around St. Jerome's Church was named ca.1845 for farm of John Peebles. Samuel Willett and Elizabeth Hobbs, from St. Rose's, Washington Co., were first permanent Catholic settlers in 1829. . . . — Map (db m52292) HM
Kentucky (Graves County), Fancy Farm — 1785 — St. Jerome Sesquicentennial / Elisha John Durbin, 1800-1887
(obverse) St. Jerome Sesquicentennial Site of first St. Jerome, completed 1836 by the Rev. Elisha Durbin; first Catholic Church in the Jackson Purchase. Second church dedicated, 1858; present church in 1893. St. Jerome settlers were . . . — Map (db m52295) HM
Kentucky (Graves County), Mayfield — Colonel Herschel H. Green
(top) Born: 3 July 1920, Mayfield, Kentucky Parents: Ted and Deltrice Green 503 North 6TH St. Mayfield Education: Mayfield High School and Vanderbilt University Military Service: U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Airforce, 29 Sept. 1941 . . . — Map (db m52290) HM
Kentucky (Graves County), Mayfield — First Baptist Church
Organized July 13, 1844, at home of J. B. Hurt, east of Mayfield, with 14 members. Elders Milton Wyman, Henry Richardson, Dennis Ray, Willis White and Hardeman Puryear composed its constituting council. First building erected in 1858; second, 1867. . . . — Map (db m52282) HM
Kentucky (Graves County), Mayfield — 732 — Secession Abandoned
In May, 1861, delegates of seven Kentucky and twenty Tennessee westernmost counties, the Jackson Purchase, met in Mayfield. Belief in Southern cause, dissatisfaction with Kentucky adherence to Union and Tennessee delay joining South caused . . . — Map (db m52287) HM
Kentucky (Graves County), Mayfield — 654 — Two Successful Raids
CSA General Nathan B. Forrest with main body of cavalry passed thru Mayfield to and from destructive raid on Paducah, March 25, 1864. Gen. Abraham Buford's division camped here. Kentucky regiments given leave to visit homes, enlist recruits. All . . . — Map (db m52276) HM
Kentucky (Graves County), Mayfield — 1288 — Wooldridge Monuments
(obverse)
Those enshrined here are Keziah Nichols, mother of Col. Henry Wooldridge; his brothers, W. F., Alfred, Josiah and John; his sisters, Narcissa, Minerva and Susan; small statues of great nieces, Maud and Minnie. His favorite . . . — Map (db m52271) HM
Kentucky (Graves County), Water Valley — 1432 — Feliciana
Site of a settlement established in 1830s. By 1838 it was most important trading point in the county. After a State Road was built through Feliciana in 1845, it became one of the greatest commercial centers in western Ky. This community remained . . . — Map (db m36991) HM

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