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Muhlenberg County Kentucky Historical Markers

 
Capt. Henry Rhoads, Jr. Marker (reverse) image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
Capt. Henry Rhoads, Jr. Marker (reverse)
Kentucky (Muhlenberg County), Browder — 1946 — Capt. Henry Rhoads, Jr.1739-1814
This house was built ca. 1792 by Henry Rhoads, Jr., a capt. in Rev. War under Gen. John Muhlenberg. Rhoads led settlers from Penn. to Green River area of Ky. in 1785. He laid out town of Rhoadsville, now called Calhoun. In 1798, as state legislator, . . . — Map (db m123461) HM
Kentucky (Muhlenberg County), Drakesboro — 1086 — Airdrie Furnace Site / Iron Made in Kentucky
Airdrie Furnace Site East 5 miles. Furnace, 55 ft. high, and stone machinery house built by Robert Alexander, 1855. Brought in Scottish workers, unfamiliar with American ores. Never produced any salable iron. Alexander named town of . . . — Map (db m123517) HM
Kentucky (Muhlenberg County), Greenville — Battle of New Orleans
This lithograph of the Battle of New Orleans was published only 46 years afterward on January 12, 1861 in the widely read journal "Harper's Weekly" It depicts a sharpshooter and men loading long rifles for him...as is the story of . . . — Map (db m123927) HM
Kentucky (Muhlenberg County), Greenville — 2157 — First Presbyterian Church
Pioneers Col. and Mrs. William Campbell considered founders of this church. Established in 1804, Rev. Thomas Nelson was first resident pastor. Early visiting ministers included Rev. Terah Templin and Rev. David Rice. First elders were Claiborne . . . — Map (db m123518) HM
Kentucky (Muhlenberg County), Greenville — 614 — Forrest Reconnoitered
CSA Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and cavalry came here 3 times on reconnaissance missions from Hopkinsville. Captured USA arms and equipment here, Nov. 24, 1861. Moved through here Dec. 28 on way to victory over larger USA force at Sacramento and . . . — Map (db m123288) HM
Kentucky (Muhlenberg County), Greenville — 2155 — George Short House / George W. Short (1805-1863)
George Short House Built in 1841, this is one of the oldest homes in Greenville. Materials and its detailed interior woodwork came by flatboats from Cincinnati. George Short had the house built for Tabitha A. Brank in hopes she would . . . — Map (db m123528) HM
Kentucky (Muhlenberg County), Greenville — 1202 — Jonathan E. Spilman
Birthplace of Kentucky lawyer, minister, and composer. While at Transylvania Law School, 1837, he wrote the music for Robert Burns' "Flow Gently, Sweet Afton," best remembered of his seven melodies. An adaptation of this music used in one of the . . . — Map (db m123530) HM
Kentucky (Muhlenberg County), Greenville — 821 — Muhlenberg County
Formed 1798 out of parts of Logan and Christian counties. Named for Gen. Peter Muhlenberg, 1746-1807, of Pa. Ordained minister, 1768. "A time to preach and a time to fight." Entered Revolutionary Army as Col., Eight Va. (German) Regt. Active from . . . — Map (db m123522) HM
Kentucky (Muhlenberg County), Greenville — 821 — Muhlenberg Hero
Site of home of Ephraim M. Brank, 1791-1875. Born in North Carolina and came to Kentucky about 1808. Lieutenant, Kentucky militia, sent by Gov. Shelby in response to call of Gen. Andrew Jackson for troops to repel British at New Orleans. On January . . . — Map (db m123529) HM
Kentucky (Muhlenberg County), Greenville — 1609 — Old Greenville Cemetery
Land for this cemetery given to Presbyterian Church by Charles and Nancy Wing in two deeds, 1825 and 1826. One plot deeded by Jas. Weir, 1827. Trustees of the Church--Ephraim M. Brank, M. C. Hay and Alney Dennis--deeded cemetery to city of . . . — Map (db m123520) HM
Kentucky (Muhlenberg County), Greenville — 1735 — Revolutionary War Soldiers
Those who settled in Muhlenberg County: •Josiah Arnold   • Andrew Glenn •Elisha Atkinson   • Isaiah Hancock •John Bone   • John Harper •James Craig   • Nathan Harper •Albritain Drake   • Michael Hill •David Edward   • Richard Hill . . . — Map (db m123527) HM
Kentucky (Muhlenberg County), South Carollton — 1666 — John W.I. Godman
As an infant Godman was brought from Va. to this county by his cousin, Col. Moses Wickliffe, ca. 1800, after his parents died. A protege of Wickliffe and friend of Henry Clay, he was first judge of Muhlenberg County to be elected. Versatile and . . . — Map (db m123532) HM

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