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

Trigg County Kentucky Historical Markers

Civil War Sniper Marker looking east on U.S. Highway 68. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
Civil War Sniper Marker looking east on U.S. Highway 68.
Kentucky (Trigg County), Aurora — 881 — Civil War Sniper
In 1862 Jack Hinson swore revenge against Union Army when two sons were executed as bushwhackers. From ambush he picked off men in blue uniforms on gun boats and on land. With a price on his head, he continued his vendetta until his gun bore 36 . . . — Map (db m123650) HM
Kentucky (Trigg County), Cadiz — 1159 — County Named, 1820
For Col. Stephen Trigg, Virginian. Came to Ky. as member of Court of Land Commissioners, 1779. Settled Trigg's Station near Harrodsburg, 1780. In Va. Legislature was active in establishing town of Louisville, 1780. Justice of Peace, on first Lincoln . . . — Map (db m123641) HM
Kentucky (Trigg County), Cadiz — 578 — Courthouse Burned
Gen. Hylan B. Lyon with 800 men invaded Ky., Dec. 1864, to enforce CSA draft law and divert USA from Nashville. In 23 days he burned seven courthouses used by Union forces. See map on reverse side. Lyon came to Cadiz, December 13. US . . . — Map (db m123268) HM
Kentucky (Trigg County), Cadiz — 1838 — First Court of Trigg County
On May 15, 1820, justices of the peace, commissioned for the newly formed Trigg County, met at the log home of Samuel Orr, in the vicinity of this well, in town of Warrington. Composing the court were: Samuel Orr, Abraham Boyd, Ferdinand Wadlington, . . . — Map (db m123644) HM
Kentucky (Trigg County), Cadiz — 764 — Site of Burnett Home
Henry Cornelius Burnett, 1825-66, represented district, U.S. Congress, 1855-61. Presided at Russellville Convention in Nov., 1861, which formed Ky. provisional government. A member of Confederate Congress from Ky., 1861-65. After dispersal of CSA . . . — Map (db m123642) HM
Kentucky (Trigg County), Golden Pond — 1308 — Golden Pond
A town from 1882-1969. Named for nearby pond which gives a golden reflection from the sunrays. It was originally two settlements, Fungo and Golden Pond, later becoming one. Twice destroyed by fire and rebuilt, 1898 and 1936. The town prospered from . . . — Map (db m123648) HM
Kentucky (Trigg County), Golden Pond — 1100 — St. Joseph's Parish
Settlement of German immigrants founded the first Catholic Church in the county, 1882, a mission of the Louisville diocese. Prussian agriculture, architecture, and traditions flourished under their influence. Due to migration the parish declined . . . — Map (db m123649) HM

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