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

Owen County Kentucky Historical Markers

Long View - - Captain Samuel Sanders Marker image, Touch for more information
By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
Long View - - Captain Samuel Sanders Marker
Kentucky (Owen County), Monterey — 2265 — Captain Samuel Sanders1813 - - 1902
Samuel Sanders, a steamboat captain before and after the Civil War, braved the Kentucky River under occasional sniper fire from the Confederate army to bring supplies from Louisville to Monterey and up the Kentucky River to Shaker Landing. Given . . . — Map (db m22121) HM
Kentucky (Owen County), Monterey — 1608 — Gen. Washington's Guard
3rd Corp. Henry Sparks (1753-1836) was Revolutionary War soldier from Virginia; served with Commander-in-Chief's Guard, "the flower and pick of American army." While with this bodyguard Sparks fought at the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. . . . — Map (db m22123) HM
Kentucky (Owen County), Owenton — 1819 — First Rural Electric In County
Governor A. B. Chandler threw switch at New Liberty Substation, January 29, 1938, to energize some 130 miles and brought electricity to 370 homes and businesses by December. Owen County R.E.C.C. now includes 9 counties. Charter members, 1937, were: . . . — Map (db m88068) HM
Kentucky (Owen County), Owenton — 2521 — Vice Admiral William A. “Mose” Lee Jr.
Lee was born on May 11, 1888, in Owen County. In 1904, he entered the US Naval Academy. He earned a position on the Navy Rifle Team and eventually the National Rifle Team. Lee graduated in 1908 and served as an inspector of ordnance. While . . . — Map (db m136266) HM

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