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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Garrard County, Kentucky
Adjacent to Garrard County, Kentucky
► Boyle County (125) ► Jessamine County (28) ► Lincoln County (37) ► Madison County (77) ► Mercer County (90) ► Rockcastle County (12)
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Birthplace of Carry A. Nation
With hatchet in hand, this famous Kentuckian harassed saloon owners across U.S. Four miles from here on Carry Nation Rd. is house where she was born, 1846; lived there five years and in other Ky. . . . — — Map (db m70975) HM|
|Built ca. 1820 on lot #46 of the original town plat. Thomas Buford son of town founder, Wm. Buford., appointed sheriff of Garrard Co. in 1803. He was a member of Ky. Legislature, 1806-09, and served in Senate, 1809. Veteran of War of 1812. In 1841, . . . — — Map (db m67846) HM|
|Maj. Gen. Wm. Nelson was authorized by President Lincoln to establish, Aug. 1861, first camp south of Ohio River for recruitment of federal troops in Civil War. Named for Richard M. Robinson, a Union supporter, who offered house and farm as . . . — — Map (db m170097) HM|
This tablet is dedicated in grateful recognition of Captain William Early Buford
Who served his country with ability during the American Revolution, on June 5, 1797 he sold fifty city lots and gave the “Publick Square” for the . . . — — Map (db m171879) HM|
|When founded in 1816 by Presbytery of Transylvania, it had 22 members. The first minister was James C. Barnes, who also served Paint Lick Church. Congregation worshiped in the Republican (Union) Church until 1846; second building on Buford and . . . — — Map (db m67844) HM|
|Constituted at Forks of Dix River, 1782, by Lewis Craig of "Traveling Church." Log church built here on Sugar Creek. John Routt gave one-acre tract for church and stone edifice erected, 1823. It was later torn down and used for foundation of present . . . — — Map (db m50810) HM|
This memorial is dedicated to those Garrard County servicemen who sacrificed their lives for their lives for their country and all Veterans that served their country
World War I
John Baker • Jesse B. Calico • George H. Calico • . . . — — Map (db m172036) WM|
|Taken from parts of Lincoln, Madison, and Mercer, it was the 25th county formed. Lancaster, county seat, established in 1798. Named for James Garrard, then governor of Kentucky, 1796-1804. A native of Virginia, served as militia officer in . . . — — Map (db m67841) HM|
|Built about 1850, by A. A. Burton, Lincoln's Minister to Bogota; home of William O. Bradley, first Republican Governor of Kentucky, 1895-99. By special legislative action, 1865, permitted to take bar examination at 18 and passed. In 1904, seconded . . . — — Map (db m67850) HM|
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Two hundred feet west John Boyle built log cabin, 1798, that is still part of home. He and three others, who later set up housekeeping in that cabin, were state legislators and represented the district in Congress 28 years.
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|Burial site of first Lincoln Co. surveyor, commissioned Jan., 1781. Surveyed this area, then part of Lincoln Co. Daniel Boone was made Deputy Surveyor under him, 1783. Thompson, nephew of Isaac Shelby, was State Rep., Garrard Co., 1803; State . . . — — Map (db m50811) HM|
This memorial is dedicated in memory of the known and unknown soldiers of the Civil War and battle of Perryville Kentucky
Sponsored by Lancaster D.A.V. Chapter 25 — — Map (db m171883) WM|
|In early 1776 John Wilson and Andrew Cowan erected two small cabins near this location. In October of 1782 James Speed settled near this spring. In 1797 William Buford chose this spring to furnish water for the new Garrard Court. It continued as . . . — — Map (db m67839) HM|
|Eugenia Dunlap Potts, daughter of George Dunlap, US Congressman and lawyer, was born in Garrard County in 1840 and pursued her literary career here, where she died, 1912. The first of her nine works was "Song of Lancaster," a metrical history in . . . — — Map (db m67849) HM|
|Home of William Owsley and his son-in-law Simeon Anderson. Built about 1815. Owsley, 1782-1862, State House of Representatives and Senate; Court of Appeals; Kentucky Secretary of State and Governor of Kentucky 1844-48. Owsley County named for him. . . . — — Map (db m67842) HM|
|"The Kentucky Mountain Boy," born at Point Leavell, Garrard County, was radio's pioneer singer of folk songs and ballads in the 1920s-40s. Kincaid began in 1926 at Chicago's WLS; later performed on WSM Grand Ole Opry (1944-50). He recorded over 200 . . . — — Map (db m67837) HM|
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500 ft. north is site of log fort and stockade built by Lt. Col. Wm. Miller. Born in Virginia, he came to Kentucky with Daniel Boone's party and helped mark a trace to Boonesboro; served with Capt. James Estill in Battle of Little . . . — — Map (db m67835) WM|
|Founded 1784 by Rev. David Rice. Early elders of the church: Thomas Maxwell, Alexander Henderson, James Woods, Samuel Woods, Robert Brank, George Denny, Robert Henry. First located in Paint Lick Cemetery. Second building erected circa 1830 on . . . — — Map (db m50812) HM|
|Site of John W. Walker's home where he and George Washington Maupin, avid hunters, bred and developed famous Walker foxhounds. With red fox migration into central Ky., ca. 1852, Virginia hounds were crossed with "Tennessee Lead," a dog noted for . . . — — Map (db m67838) HM|