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Lawrence County Kentucky Historical Markers

 
County Named, 1821 Marker at Lawrence County Courthouse. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
County Named, 1821 Marker at Lawrence County Courthouse.
Kentucky (Lawrence County), Louisa — 886 — County Named, 1821
For Capt. James Lawrence, whose charge, "Don't give up the ship," when mortally wounded in battle between USS Chesapeake and HMS Shannon off Boston, June 1, 1813, met highest traditions of US Navy and has inspired all Americans. Buried with honor by . . . — Map (db m136976) HM
Kentucky (Lawrence County), Louisa — 632 — Fort Bishop
USA Ft. Bishop, 100 yards west, was built to protect against CSA raids. It was named for Captain Wm. Bishop, 100th Ohio Inf., killed in action at Dallas, Ga., May 1864. USA engineers, using detail from 109th Col. Inf., began fort, September 23, . . . — Map (db m136979) HM
Kentucky (Lawrence County), Louisa — 636 — Frederick M. Vinson
"A great jurist, a distinguished Secretary of the Treasury, and a noted Congressman." Born in Louisa Jan. 22, 1890. City Atty.; Comm. Atty.; Congressman, 1923-29, 31-38. D.C. Court of Appeals, 1938-43. Director Economic Stabilization, Federal Loan . . . — Map (db m136974) HM
Kentucky (Lawrence County), Louisa — 887 — Giant Cooling Tower
Completion of this tower in 1962 was a historic event. First of its kind in Western Hemisphere and the largest capacity of any single tower in the world when it was built. The concrete, natural draft, hyperbolic structure cools 120,000 gallons water . . . — Map (db m136663) HM
Kentucky (Lawrence County), Louisa — 1354 — Pioneer Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Pioneer Furnace The southernmost blast furnace in the Hanging Rock Iron Region. Built in 1881, 4½ miles south, by Jay H. Northup, George C. Peck and Thomas Cummings. A stone stack 18 ft. high with a maximum inner diameter of 4½ . . . — Map (db m136981) HM

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