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Webster County Kentucky Historical Markers

 
County Named, 1860 Marker & Webster County Courthouse. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
County Named, 1860 Marker & Webster County Courthouse.
Kentucky (Webster County), Dixon — 783 — County Named, 1860
For Daniel Webster, 1782-1852, "Defender of the Constitution." Born in New Hampshire. Eight years United States House of Representatives, nineteen years U.S. Senate. A skilled legislator, persuasive debater, eloquent orator and constitutional . . . — Map (db m123563) HM
Kentucky (Webster County), Dixon — 1915 — Encounter at Burnt Mill
On Sept. 15, 1861, a short skirmish took place between Northern troops and community militia. Union soldiers under Col. Jas. F. Buckner and Capt. Wm. Buckner camped in Tirzah (Burnt Mill) Church. Capt. Al Fowler gathered Confederates and fought and . . . — Map (db m123559) HM
Kentucky (Webster County), Dixon — 1004 — Frontier Justice
Big Harp's head displayed here as warning to outlaws, about 1800. Mother and child murdered in cabin west of Dixon by Big (Micajah) and Little (Wiley) Harp, who were then pursued to Muhlenberg County where Big Harp was shot. His head was brought . . . — Map (db m123564) HM
Kentucky (Webster County), Dixon — 1508 — Kentucky Authors
Birthplace of Rice brothers, Cale Young, 1872-1943, noted poet and author; Laban Lacy, 1870-1973, well-known educator and author. Lacy published The Best Poetic Works of Cale Young Rice after Cale's death. Included in famous collection is poem, . . . — Map (db m123560) HM
Kentucky (Webster County), Dixon — 2502 — Webster County Courthouse
This courthouse was completed in July 1941 as part of the Works Progress Administration, which carried out public works projects during the Great Depression. The land was donated by Ambrose and Arabel Mooney in 1860. A smaller brick courthouse, . . . — Map (db m123561) HM
Kentucky (Webster County), Sebree — 2270 — Sebree Colored School
Under Pres. Roosevelt’s New Deal, $6500 was allocated to the WPA to build a new schoolhouse. It was completed in June 1938. Ten years later, building was deeded to the American Legion. Post was named Austin Collins in honor of a local boy who died . . . — Map (db m88961) HM

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