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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Carter County, Kentucky
Adjacent to Carter County, Kentucky
► Boyd County (26) ► Elliott County (4) ► Greenup County (29) ► Lawrence County (7) ► Lewis County (1) ► Rowan County (20)
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|Matthew Sellers is among first to experiment with gliding and power flight. Did this research at his home and laboratory, 6 miles south, 1897-1911. Built most advanced wind tunnel of his day, 1903, to study lift and drag of various wing designs; and . . . — — Map (db m145292) HM|
|As Gen. George W. Morgan's Union force, 8,000 when here, retreated from Cumberland Gap, they were harassed from West Liberty by CSA Gen. John H. Morgan's Raiders. Failure of reinforcements to reach here caused Confederates to leave Oct. 1, 1862 and . . . — — Map (db m73803) HM|
|Retreating from Cumberland Gap General George W. Morgan’s Union force of 8,000 men camped here Sept. 1862. CSA Morgan’s Raiders harassed USA, 30 miles along here; skirmishing, felling trees across roads and preempting food and supplies. Covering 200 . . . — — Map (db m145350) HM|
|In their blue and gray uniforms for over forty years, Civil War veterans gathered here annually, around campfires, with song and story, friends and former foes, revived war memories, and always a pilgrimage to graves of their comrades in cemetery of . . . — — Map (db m73788) WM|
|For Col. William Grayson Carter, state senator, 1834-36. The 88th Ky. county formed, 32nd in size. Carter was created from Greenup and Lawrence. Noted in early years for 5 iron furnaces, its clay products, industry developed in late 1800's. Carter . . . — — Map (db m73789) HM WM|
|E. K. Railway purchased 25,000
acres of land in Little Sandy
Valley at close of the Civil War.
Tracks laid to this site June 10,
1871. Grayson was location of depot
and repair shops. Stinson Branch
was laid, 1893, with more straight
track . . . — — Map (db m144463) HM|
|Six miles south, site of famous iron
furnace, erected, 1848, by R. M.
Biggs and others. Operated 37 years,
averaging 15 tons pig iron daily
which was hauled by ox teams to
Ohio River for shipment. Iron
produced here was used for rails,
plows, . . . — — Map (db m144955) HM|
|Pactolus Furnace Built in 1824 by Joseph McMurtry and David L. Ward, on the site of an earlier bloomer forge. Its stone stack used charcoal fuel, and its air blast machinery was powered from a dam, 5 1/2 ft. high, in Little Sandy River. Capacity . . . — — Map (db m73787) HM|
|In memory of William Jason Fields, United States Representative 1911-1923, Governor of Commonwealth of Kentucky 1923-1927. Born Dec. 29, 1874, Willard Ky.-Carter Co. — — Map (db m73791) HM|
|Dedicated to the memory of our comrades who entered the service of their country. Those who were wounded and those who gave up their lives in the World War of 1917-1918.
Sponsored by Moore-Armstrong Post No. 138, American Legion; Willie C. . . . — — Map (db m164262) WM|
|Here the EK had a junction with
the Elizabethtown, Lexington &
Big Sandy Railway that connected with
the Ashland Coal and Iron Railway in
Denton. January 1882 both would
become part of Chesapeake & Ohio
Railway. The EK and C&O shared a
depot . . . — — Map (db m145351) HM|
|Created from parts of Carter,
Lewis and Elliott Counties with
county seat here by legislative
act signed Feb. 9, 1904, by Gov.
J.C. W Beckham for whom it was
named. C. C. Brooks appointed
County Judge. On April 29, 1904,
the Court of Appeals . . . — — Map (db m145288) HM|
In memory of those who gave their lives for freedom.
Chaffins, Ernest Jr. -
Colecrove, Robert H -
Dickerson, George E -
Eden Chester W -
Fitch, William A -
Jackson Larry, R -
Littleton, David E -
Tackett, George E . . . — — Map (db m164373) WM|
|WIA programs are done by eastern Ky. Concentrated employment program, inc. Funded by Workforce Investment Act funded by U.S. Dept of Labor by Ky. Ed. Cabinet, Div. of Work Force Services. — — Map (db m164385) HM|
|“Honest Bill from Olive Hill.”
Home of Gov. William Jason Fields,
34th Governor of Kentucky, 1923-27.
Promoted Kentucky’s first grant of
Federal aid for road construction,
consolidation of schools, teacher-training colleges at . . . — — Map (db m145260) HM|
|Olive Hill is the birthplace of Tom T. Hall.
Born to Reverend Virgil L. and Della Lena Hall,
he used his god-given talents to become famed
as one of America's balladeers, telling in music
form the story of the common folk and the . . . — — Map (db m164383) HM|
|Built in 1848 by A. McCullough and Lampton Brothers. Its stone stack was 36 feet high. 11½ feet across inside at widest point, and burned “stone coal” rather than charcoal. It was served by its own railroad spur. In 1866 it produced . . . — — Map (db m144425) HM|
|In 1873, line was extended from
Grayson to Willard. Located here
were a turntable, water tower,
railroad scales, & engine house.
Near-by, the Lick Branch & Lost
Creek spurs, as well as EK coal
mines and coal camp existed. In
1892, an angry . . . — — Map (db m145353) HM|
|Saltpeter mined here from which gunpowder was made that was used by Kentucky riflemen during the war of 1812. There are remains of those works in cave, reputed rendezvous for counterfeiters in early years, artifacts and Indian graves found in cavern. — — Map (db m164261) HM WM|
|Saltpetre Cave is considered by many historians to be the site of the earliest industry in the area. The cave was used during the War of 1812 as a source of the major ingredient in making gunpowder. The site is currently listed on the National . . . — — Map (db m164394) HM|
|Since the early 19th century,
adventurers have been
attracted to the caves in this
area. For some there was a
need to enter the caves
because they provided raw
materials which improved daily
life. Others entered just for the
fascination of . . . — — Map (db m164392) HM|