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

Powell County Kentucky Historical Markers

Early Iron Works Marker-Side 2 image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
Early Iron Works Marker-Side 2
Kentucky (Powell County), Clay City — 2015 — Clay City Timber Industry / Early Iron Works
Clay City Timber Industry -With Kentucky Union Railway Company's track laid in Powell Co. in 1886, the area's timber industry expanded. Red River Lumber Mills (1880)became largest steam powered sawmill in Ky. In 1890, the steady run began at . . . — Map (db m73860) HM
Kentucky (Powell County), Clay City — Collecting Red River's History
The Red River Museum preserves and interprets the cultural heritage of Powell County and the Red River area. The Museum, home of the Red River Historical Society and headquarters for the Kentucky Old Mill Association, opened in July of 1967. It is . . . — Map (db m73887) HM
Kentucky (Powell County), Stanton — 790 — County Named, 1852
For Gov. Lazarus W. Powell, born Henderson Co., 1812. Graduated, 1833, from St. Joseph's College in Bardstown. Attended Transylvania law school. State legislature, 1836-38, Governor of Ky., 1851-55. U.S. Senate, 1859-65. Resolution for his expulsion . . . — Map (db m73862) HM WM
Kentucky (Powell County), Stanton — 587 — Courthouse Burned
Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months; twelve by Confederates eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map reverse side. Courthouse and records at Stanton and other buildings were burned . . . — Map (db m79182) HM
Kentucky (Powell County), Stanton — Woody Stephens and Forty Niner
Born Woodford Cefis Stephens in Powell County near Stanton on Sept. 1, 1913. Woody rose to become one of the most talked about, most honored, and winningest race horse trainer’s in thoroughbred history. Major events in Woody’s life; voted into the . . . — Map (db m73871) HM

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