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Ed Porter Thompson Marker image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
Ed Porter Thompson Marker
Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Center — 1200 — Ed Porter Thompson
Born near Center, Metcalfe Co., 1834. Elected Kentucky Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1891 to 95. Noted educator; mathematician, and linguist, the author of 6 books, including 2 state-adopted texts: “Academic Arithmetic” and . . . — Map (db m96999) HM
Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Center — 1000 — Savoyard
Birthplace of Eugene W. Newman, whose pen name was given to the town, formerly Chicken Bristle. A noted Washington columnist for several metropolitan newspapers and author of sketches about the Pennyrile of Kentucky. Known as great political writer, . . . — Map (db m97000) HM
Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — 2332 — Civil War Skirmish
On June 7, 1863, a 70-man scouting party of 5th Ind. (Union) Cavalry & 200 men of 1st Brigade of Morgan’s Cavalry skirmished here on farm of Mrs. F. E. Wood. Union losses were 2 killed, 4 wounded, and 15 taken prisoner. Confederates suffered no . . . — Map (db m83376) HM
Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — 799 — County Named, 1860
For Thomas Metcalfe, 1780-1855. Born Va. Capt. Ky. Vol. War 1812; Congress 1819-28; Governor 1828-32; Ky. Senate 1834-38; U.S. Senate 1848-49, completing Crittenden's term. "Old Stone Hammer'' laid the foundation, 1797, of Governor's Mansion, now . . . — Map (db m83383) HM
Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — 1895 — Discovery of Sulphur Well / Beula Villa Hotel
(Side One) Discovery of Sulphur Well This artesian well was discovered in 1845 by Ezekial Neal, who was drilling for salt water. When he reached 180 ft. depth, pressure shot water, auger, and shafting over top of large sycamore . . . — Map (db m96998) HM
Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — 1118 — Dripping Springs
Organized as Baptist "Sinks of Beaver Creek," 1789, at William Blakely home. Services continuous since first building about 1799, log cabin. In 1874, hand dressed yellow poplar structure replaced original. Present building erected in 1961. Name . . . — Map (db m83358) HM
Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — 678 — Founder of Edmonton
Edmund Rogers, 1762-1843. In the Virginia campaign of the War of the Revolution and at surrender of Cornwallis, 1781. As surveyor, joined Gen. George Rogers Clark, his cousin, in 1783. A year later, came to area south of Green River. He made . . . — Map (db m83378) HM
Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — Metcalfe County War Memorial
Erected by Edmonton Post No. 154 American Legion and the citizens of Metcalfe County World War I Breeding, Edward Bragg, Kenus Hodges, Milton Thomas Janes, Virgie Jones, Eugene S. Kinnaird, James H. Royce, Frank . . . — Map (db m83653) WM
Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — 1496 — Rev. Robert Stockton
Site of the home and grave of this Revolutionary War chaplain and pioneer Baptist preacher. Born in Va., 1743. "Submitted to believer's baptism" in 1771. Captured by the British at Brandywine, 1777, and held prisoner two years. Came to this area, . . . — Map (db m83375) HM
Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — Robert Stockton
Baptized by Samuel Harris, 1771. Captured in the Battle of Brandywine and held prisoner for two years. Was active in forming the Strawberry Baptist Association of Virginia and helped constitute 11 of the churches composing that body. Constituted . . . — Map (db m123094) HM
Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — 1257 — William Henry Newman
"One of the foremost railroad managers in the country." He was an associate of the great railroad builders. President of New York Central R.R., 1901-09, successor to Cornelius Vanderbilt. He merged 14 lines into New York Central System; planned . . . — Map (db m83381) HM
Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Hiseville — 1365 — Partisan Protected
Civil War’s first Kentucky Federal death, Oct. 10, 1861, 4 miles east. A Union company slipped through the graveyard at night to arrest C.B. Hutcherson, a local Southern sympathizer. Ten poorly equipped recruits from CSA camp of Gen. Joseph Lewis, . . . — Map (db m97001) HM

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