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

Jessamine County Kentucky Historical Markers

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By Ken Smith, November 19, 2013
Butler's Birthplace Marker
Kentucky (Jessamine County), Nicholasville — 823 — Butler's Birthplace
Gen. Wm. O. Butler, born here in 1791, died Carrollton, Ky. 1880. In War of 1812: the River Raisin, Pensacola, and New Orleans. Gen. Andrew Jackson's staff 1816-17. Cited for heroism in Mexican War 1846-48. U.S. Congressman 1839-43. Although . . . — Map (db m70965) HM
Kentucky (Jessamine County), Nicholasville — 1610 — Camp Nelson National Cemetery
(obverse) One of 40 burial grounds listed by Congress in 1866 to become National Cemetery sites. Although no battles were fought in immediate area, a large camp hospital was located here. There were 1,183 men buried in this cemetery between . . . — Map (db m70650) HM
Kentucky (Jessamine County), Nicholasville — Camp Nelson National Cemetery
The Committee to reopen and expand Camp Nelson National Cemetery, a nonprofit corporation, was formed, Sept. 19, 1974. This action was necessary as a result of a Presidential order closing certain national cemeteries in June 1967. On Memorial . . . — Map (db m70651) HM
Kentucky (Jessamine County), Nicholasville — 1965 — Camp Nelson Refugee Camp / Conditions at Refugee Camp
(obverse) Camp Nelson Refugee Camp Established in 1863 to house families of African American soldiers, Camp Nelson became the chief center issuing emancipation papers to former slaves. Army's withdrawal from camp in 1866 exposed . . . — Map (db m70629) HM
Kentucky (Jessamine County), Nicholasville — General William "Bull" NelsonStaunch Unionist and Friend of President Abraham Lincoln — The Battle of Richmond, Kentucky
Son of an Influential Kentucky Family The Nelson family counted among its friends some of the most important families in Kentucky. William Nelson, born in 1824, near Maysville, Kentucky, grew up in an atmosphere of influence and wealth. . . . — Map (db m70658) HM
Kentucky (Jessamine County), Nicholasville — 675 — Sawyier's Inspiration
Paul Sawyier, "The River Artist," painted scenes of Kentucky River gorge while living on houseboat near here, from 1908 to 1913. The noted artist created over 2,000 paintings, mostly landscapes of Central Kentucky-State Capitol, Kentucky River and . . . — Map (db m70964) HM

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