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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Calloway County, Kentucky
Adjacent to Calloway County, Kentucky
► Graves County (16) ► Marshall County (14) ► Trigg County (15) ► Henry County, Tennessee (22) ► Stewart County, Tennessee (85)
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| Two miles west was District seat of Jackson Purchase area 1818, now being Kentucky's eight and Tennessee's twenty westernmost counties. Settled in 1821 and U.S. Public Land Office opened. Calloway County Seat, 1822-1842. Then it was moved to . . . — — Map (db m169133) HM|
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|This institution of higher learning was established by 1899 under the leadership of Rainey T. Wells, later president of Murray State Teachers College. Land for college was deeded to trustees in 1899. Students came from a wide area and boarded in . . . — — Map (db m169149) HM|
|Murray native Cleanth Brooks became a major figure in the teaching and study of literature. With fellow Kentuckian Robert Penn Warren, he co-founded the Southern Review and directed attention to close reading of literature -- the "New . . . — — Map (db m169171) HM|
|For Col. Richard Callaway. Came to Ky. With Daniel Boone, 1776. One of the founders of Boonesboro, he instilled confidence in success among other settlers. In one year, 1777, appointed Col. Of Militia; Justice of the Peace; elected a representative . . . — — Map (db m151224) HM|
| Established 1922. Founder, Rainey T. Wells (1875-1958). His home, where the idea of the University was born, 350 feet SE of here. Dr. Wells second president of Murray State.
Gov. Morrow signed bill authorizing two "normal schools” — . . . — — Map (db m169173) HM|
|Under leadership of H. Boyce Taylor, First Baptist Church, Murray, began in 1900 a new approach to church finance. Taylor, pastor 1897-1931, avidly promoted this unified budget plan: appointed chairman of State Baptist committee, 1913, "to consider . . . — — Map (db m169178) HM|
|Confederate fort erected in 1861. Federals occupied 1862. Seized by CSA Gen. Forrest in fall 1864. With field cannon his cavalrymen sank 2 Union river transports. Captured another and a gunboat, and commandeered them. Due east, this side of Kentucky . . . — — Map (db m37939) HM|
|(Front): Gerard Furnace Built 2¼ miles east in 1854 by Browder, Kentucky and Co. Inside it was 24ft. high and 10½ ft. across at widest point, burning locally made charcoal fuel. Its air blast machinery was powered by steam. In 34 . . . — — Map (db m37941) HM|