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

McLean County Kentucky Historical Markers

Camp Calhoun Marker at Camp Calhoun Cemetery. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
Camp Calhoun Marker at Camp Calhoun Cemetery.
Kentucky (McLean County), Calhoun — Camp Calhoun
Defending Lock No. 2 Confederate forces occupied Bowling Green on September 18, 1861. Young men, eager to support the Union cause and filled with thoughts of adventure, joined Home Guard units across Kentucky. Before the end of the month . . . — Map (db m123972) HM
Kentucky (McLean County), Calhoun — Camp Calhoun Cemetery
Well over 200 soldiers are known to have died of disease during Camp Calhoun's short existence. The number is probably higher but many records are missing or incomplete. "there health is so very bad" It was not long before . . . — Map (db m124525) HM
Kentucky (McLean County), Calhoun — 1950 — Charles Hansford / Charles Hansford (1759-1850)
Charles Hansford A privateer in Virginia's Navy during the American Revolution, Hansford sailed off eastern coast of U.S., West Indies, and Spain. He was captured three times by the British. Only he and one other of 36 prisoners survived . . . — Map (db m123536) HM
Kentucky (McLean County), Calhoun — 1123 — County Named / Calhoun
County Named For Judge Alney McLean, lawyer and politician. Established in 1854, from parts of Daviess, Ohio, and Muhlenberg Counties. Solomon Rhoads and James Inman settled in 1788. First county officers were: Sanders Eaves, judge; Alfred . . . — Map (db m123557) HM
Kentucky (McLean County), Calhoun — 665 — Forrest Reconnoitered
On reconnaissance and search for supplies, late Nov. 1861, CSA Gen. Nathan B. Forrest's cavalry scouted area. Reported USA forces of Gen. T. C. Crittenden gathered here. Forrest moved on to west. Again in area, Dec. 28, 1861, Forrest met and . . . — Map (db m123537) HM
Kentucky (McLean County), Calhoun — 664 — James Bethel Gresham
First American killed in action, World War I. Born Beech Grove, 1893, moved to Indiana, 1901, and enlisted there, 1914. Served under Gen. Pershing on Mexican border, 1916. Sent overseas June 14, 1917. Pfc. Gresham killed, Nov. 3, 1917, in the battle . . . — Map (db m88960) HM
Kentucky (McLean County), Calhoun — McLean County War Memorial
In memory of those from McLean County who gave the supreme sacrifice Honor roll World War I WorlD War II Korean War War on Terrorism - Iraq Vietnam War Other war zones — Map (db m124527) WM
Kentucky (McLean County), Calhoun — 830 — Union Camp Site / McLean County Recruits, Co. D 35 Regt. KY. Vol. Mounted Inf.
Union Camp Site In July 1864 Co. D, 35th Regt. Ky. Vol. Mtd. Inf. camped, north on Houston land. Muster, Owensboro Oct. 2, 1863. Guarded area between Cumberland and Green Rivers. Part of Union force that defeated CSA Gen. Adam R. . . . — Map (db m123923) HM
Kentucky (McLean County), Island — 1812 — William Worthington (1761-1848)
This early settler owned large tract of "Island" territory, cut off during times of high water. He served in Revolutionary War under George Rogers Clark, 1781. Became circuit court judge, 1803, then postmaster of Worthington (now Island) in 1829. . . . — Map (db m123533) HM
Kentucky (McLean County), Livermore — 892 — Livermore Bridge
When this structure was built, a unique contribution to history was made. It is claimed to be only river bridge in the world which begins and ends in the same county (McLean), spans two rivers (Green and Rough), and crosses another county (Ohio), a . . . — Map (db m123534) HM

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