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Lyon County Kentucky Historical Markers

Andrew Jackson Smith (September 3, 1843 – March 4, 1932) image, Touch for more information
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Andrew Jackson Smith (September 3, 1843 – March 4, 1932)
Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — Andrew Jackson SmithMedal of Honor Recipient
Born in Lyon County Kentucky, Corporal Andrew Jackson Smith (1843-1932) served as a member of the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the United States Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for extraordinary valor in the face of deadly enemy . . . — Map (db m124038) HM
Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — Crittenden Lyon
Lyon was the son of Matthew Lyon. He represented Caldwell County in the Kentucky House of Representatives during 1822-24 when Lyon County was still a part of that county. As a Jacksonian he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives serving . . . — Map (db m124036) HM
Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — 1245 — Lyon County, 1854
The 102nd Kentucky county. Formed from a part of Caldwell, it was named for Col. Chittenden Lyon. Born in Vermont, 1787. Came here with father, Col. Matthew Lyon, in 1801. Had large mercantile and farming interests. Member state legislature, . . . — Map (db m123684) HM
Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — 130 — Matthew Lyon
Grave of Matthew Lyon (1750-1822). Soldier, politician, pioneer. Protested Sedition Acts. Moved to Eddyville 1801. Kentucky Representative 1802; Congressman 1803-1811. Died Spadra Buff, Ark. Reinterred, Eddyville Cemetery 1833. — Map (db m123758) HM
Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — 779 — Mineral Mound
Site of the home of Willis B. Machen, 1810-93, farmer, manufacturer, lawyer, legislator. A courageous leader of strong convictions and unimpeachable integrity. Member Ky. Constitution Convention 1849, State Senate 1853, House of Rep. 1856-60, . . . — Map (db m123742) HM
Kentucky (Lyon County), Grand Rivers — 2107 — Andrew Jackson Smith / Medal of Honor
Andrew Jackson Smith This Medal of Honor recipient was born a slave in Lyon County, Ky., on September 3, 1843. Andrew Jackson Smith escaped to Union Army at 19 and fell in with 41st Illinois. Wounded at Battle of Shiloh. Recuperated at . . . — Map (db m62855) WM
Kentucky (Lyon County), Kuttawa — 946 — Kelly Kettle
One of many kettles made in this area by William Kelly, used for making sugar down South. In 1851, Kelly discovered process, known as Bessemer, for manufacture of steel. An Englishman, Bessemer, obtained patents on same process in England 1855 and . . . — Map (db m123674) HM
Kentucky (Lyon County), Kuttawa — 1332 — New Union Forge / Iron Made in Kentucky
New Union Forge Stood ¼ mile SE. Built 1846-47 on site of older facilities by Wm. Kelly to process pig iron from nearby blast furnaces. Kettles to refine sugar, boiler-plate iron among products. Here Kelly began to develop the so-called . . . — Map (db m123680) HM
Kentucky (Lyon County), Kuttawa — 1327 — Suwanee Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Suwanee Furnace Built by 1851, 200 yds. NW, by William Kelly, whose experiments there perfected his invention of the so-called Bessemer method of making steel, for which Kelly was granted the patent. The blast furnace was a brick stack 35 . . . — Map (db m123677) HM

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May. 25, 2020