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Knox County Kentucky Historical Markers

 
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By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
Markers on the Barbourville Bypass
Kentucky (Knox County), Barbourville — 518 — Civil War Actions
First skirmish in eastern Ky. On Sept. 19, 1861, Zollicoffer's CSA troops approached Barbourville. Home guard obstructed bridge, CSA took another route, were repulsed twice before guards retreated. Considerable property destroyed in town. CSA Gen. . . . — Map (db m35771) HM
Kentucky (Knox County), Barbourville — 782 — County Named, 1779
For Henry Knox, U.S. Sec. of War, 1785-96. Born Boston, 1750. Joined Continental Army, 1775. Battles of Bunker Hill, Brandywine, Yorktown, and others. Command of artillery, 1775. Commissioned Major-General, 1781. Proposed a military academy in 1779, . . . — Map (db m35774) HM
Kentucky (Knox County), Barbourville — 72 — First Cabin in Kentucky
Near here is site of first structure built April 1750 by a white man in Kentucky. Erected by Dr. Thomas Walker's party while exploring in the interest of the Loyal Land Company. — Map (db m35775) HM
Kentucky (Knox County), Barbourville — First House in Kentucky — Dr. Thomas Walker Cabin
Within a short distance of what is now Barbourville, an expedition under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Walker established a base for operations while exploring the eastern mountain range of Kentucky. A replica of Dr. Walker's log cabin, 8 by 12 . . . — Map (db m35808) HM
Kentucky (Knox County), Barbourville — The Battle of Barbourville — September 19, 1861
On September 19, 1861, near the spot where you now stand, a small contingent of Knox County Home Guard faced 800 Confederates at the bridge spanning Town Spring Branch. In 1992 the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission named the Battle of Barbourville . . . — Map (db m35809) HM
Kentucky (Knox County), Barbourville — The Battle of Barbourville — September 19, 1861 — First Kiosk
(First Panel): Camp Andy Johnson Established August 1861 Camp Andy Johnson was named for Senator Andrew Johnson of Greenville, Tennessee, the only senator from a seceding state who remained loyal. The camp was a refuge for the loyal men . . . — Map (db m35810) HM
Kentucky (Knox County), Barbourville — The Battle of Barbourville — September 19, 1861 — Second Kiosk
(First Panel): Building Union Support Tennessee Unionists Revolt Tennessee seceded from the Union in June 1861. Most people in Middle and West Tennessee supported that action but a large number of East Tennesseans did no. East Tennesseans . . . — Map (db m35830) HM

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