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By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
Congressional Medal of Honor Marker
Kentucky (Rockcastle County), Livingston — Congressional Medal of HonorAwarded to Private First Class David M. Smith
Born November 10, 1926, Livingston, Kentucky - Died September 1, 1950, Yongsan Village, Korea.

Drafted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, PFC David M. Smith died in battle when he sacrificed his life to save his comrades-in-arms when he . . . — Map (db m103715) WM

Kentucky (Rockcastle County), Livingston — Livingston Trail HeadFour Historic Plaques, Each with Artwork — Junction of Multiple Trails
Daniel Boone’s Trace Pioneer trail marker by Daniel Boone in 1775 brought early settlers through the Cumberland Gap to Fort Boone (Boonesboro). this trace suitable for horses and walking, followed creeks, Indian hunting paths and . . . — Map (db m84487) HM
Kentucky (Rockcastle County), Livingston — 1643 — PFC David M. Smith / Medal of Honor Winner
PFC David M. Smith Homesite of this Congressional Medal of Honor winner, born in Livingston, Ky., Nov. 10, 1926. Church built here, 1974. Smith served with the U.S. Army, Co. E, 9th Inf. Regt., 2d Inf. Div., during Korean Conflict. The honor . . . — Map (db m103713) HM
Kentucky (Rockcastle County), Livingston — Sambrook Hotel1800s - Early 1900s
Originally the Livingston Hotel, this impressive structure was built near what was then the main road and wooden bridge that crossed over Roundstone Creek. The hotel had a dining room and offered packaged meals to travelers on the trains. It . . . — Map (db m103711) HM
Kentucky (Rockcastle County), Livingston — 1622 — Skaggs TraceAncestor of the Dixie Highway and I-75
Side A This trace was named for Henry Skaggs, a Long Hunter. Many famous pioneers, including John Floyd, Benjamin Logan, and William Whitely, traveled over it. On Oct. 21, 1861, the first Kentucky Civil War battle occurred near here . . . — Map (db m84454) HM
Kentucky (Rockcastle County), Mount Vernon — 1644 — Boone Way
The 96-mile stretch of road from Crab Orchard to Cumberland Gap was known as Boone Way. Col. James Maret, an early advocate of road improvement, was responsible for cutting of roadbed and it’s first paving. As L&N railroad agent and telegraph . . . — Map (db m84508) HM
Kentucky (Rockcastle County), Mount Vernon — 1644 — Col. James Maret (1855- 1936)
Born in Garrard Co., Maret came here in 1877. He established this county’s first telephone exchange and newspaper; was town clerk for 25 years. Maret served as executive secretary of Kentucky’s Good Roads Association, and in 1929 published a . . . — Map (db m84509) HM
Kentucky (Rockcastle County), Mount Vernon — Cox Building History
The Joplin Hotel, constructed on this site before 1862, was the second brick building in Rockcastle County, the first to have a tin roof, and the home of the county’s first telegraph office at the beginning of the Civil War. By 1908, the former . . . — Map (db m87911) HM
Kentucky (Rockcastle County), Mount Vernon — Fish – Hiatt Building
The Elkin Hotel structure stood on this site from the time of its construction around 1820 until its demolition in 1905. Originally built by Rueben Elkin, it was a two-story wooden clapboard building with a wood shingled roof. This was Mt. Vernon’s . . . — Map (db m103719) HM
Kentucky (Rockcastle County), Mount Vernon — Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)Captain Milton M. Frazier Post 127 — Veterans' Benefits
A Rockcastle County post of the national GAR held meetings in this building for decades until the last of the local Union veterans became too old or died. It was a national fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union’s army, navy, and . . . — Map (db m103723) HM
Kentucky (Rockcastle County), Mount Vernon — Rockcastle Co. War Memorial
Side A Rockcastle Co. War Memorial

Side B World War I (list of 19 names)

Side C World War II (list of 81 names)

Side D Korean War (list of 5 names) Congressional Medal of Honor Winner . . . — Map (db m85410) WM

Kentucky (Rockcastle County), Mount Vernon — 1254 — Rockcastle County, 1810
The 52nd Kentucky county. Created out of Knox, Lincoln, Madison, Pulaski counties. Isaac Lindsey, who came here with a hunting party in 1767, observed a lone rock which resembled an ancient castle. From this the river was named, later the . . . — Map (db m84512) HM

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