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Wolfe County Kentucky Historical Markers

 
Gateway to Appalachia Marker image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
Gateway to Appalachia Marker
Kentucky (Wolfe County), Campton — Gateway to Appalachia
Wolfe County, founded in 1860, is Eastern Kentucky’s Gateway to Appalachia. The National Designated Wild and Scenic Red River and the North Fork of the Kentucky River flow through Wolfe County. The woods are sculpted with sandstone arches, . . . — Map (db m73872) HM
Kentucky (Wolfe County), Campton — 559 — Swift's Silver Camp
John Swift's fabulous journals report silver operations in East Kentucky. References to ships on the Spanish Seas and to coinage of silver in this area with six trips from Atlantic Coast to this region, 1761 to 1769, is unsolved mystery. Intrepid . . . — Map (db m73875) HM
Kentucky (Wolfe County), Campton — 647 — USA Gens. Morgan CSAConfederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky
Gen. George W. Morgan's 9,000 USA force, cut off from supplies at Cumberland Gap, retreated 200 mi. in 16 days to Greenup on Ohio R. Passed near here Sept. 23, 1862. Gen. John H. Morgan's CSA men, on tragic last raid into Kentucky moved by here. . . . — Map (db m73873) WM
Kentucky (Wolfe County), Campton — 1256 — Wolfe County, 1860
Formed from parts of Breathitt, Morgan, Owsley, Powell counties. It was the 110th created. Named for Nathaniel Wolfe, 1810-65, a native of Virginia, reported to be first graduate of the University of Virginia. In Kentucky, he was . . . — Map (db m73874) HM
Kentucky (Wolfe County), Hazel Green — 175 — Hazel Green Academy
Organized 1880 by J. Taylor Day, William O. Mize and Green Berry Swango. Only college preparatory school serving this area for years. Many of its graduates have gone on to prominence. — Map (db m146544) HM
Kentucky (Wolfe County), Hazel Green — 920 — Swango Springs Spa
Traditionally, healing properties of mineral water of a spring here discovered by owner when treating her pet dog for mange. Its use by humans spread and by 1895 three hotels and many boarding houses were hosts to people from all . . . — Map (db m146572) HM
Kentucky (Wolfe County), Hazel Green — 646 — USA Gens. Morgan CSAConfederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky
Gen. George W. Morgan’s 9,000 USA force, cut off from supplies at Cumberland Gap, retreated 200 miles in 16 days to Greenup on Ohio River. It camped here Sept. 23, 1862. Gen. John H. Morgan’s CSA men, on tragic last raid into Kentucky, moved by . . . — Map (db m146528) HM
Kentucky (Wolfe County), Pine Ridge — 1712 — Alvan Drew School
The Methodist-sponsored Alvan Drew school was here, 1913-1947. Started by missionary Mrs. M. O. Everett, and named for supporter of rural education, it began as a one room school and later added student-operated farm, blacksmith and . . . — Map (db m146470) HM

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