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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Grayson County, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Grayson County, Kentucky and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Grayson County, KY (10) Breckinridge County, KY (17) Butler County, KY (13) Edmonson County, KY (20) Hardin County, KY (72) Hart County, KY (55) Ohio County, KY (27)  GraysonCounty(10) Grayson County (10)  BreckinridgeCounty(17) Breckinridge County (17)  ButlerCounty(13) Butler County (13)  EdmonsonCounty(20) Edmonson County (20)  HardinCounty(72) Hardin County (72)  HartCounty(55) Hart County (55)  OhioCounty(27) Ohio County (27)
Adjacent to Grayson County, Kentucky
      Breckinridge County (17)  
      Butler County (13)  
      Edmonson County (20)  
      Hardin County (72)  
      Hart County (55)  
      Ohio County (27)  
 
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1Kentucky (Grayson County), Falls of Rough — 1592 — Revolutionary War SoldierGeorge Eskridge
George Eskridge, born in Virginia in 1763, served in Revolutionary War, having enlisted in the Virginia Continental line at an early age. Eskridge came to Kentucky and settled in Grayson County, circa 1811. Built a log house at Falls of Rough River . . . Map (db m162247) HM
2Kentucky (Grayson County), Leitchfield — 1602 — “The Cedars”
Built in 1847 by Benjamin Lone Rogers, around a log cabin that dates back to 1789. Mansion took its name from a cluster of trees that originally grew in front of the house. This transitional Greek Revival structure is one of the oldest . . . Map (db m171785) HM
3Kentucky (Grayson County), Leitchfield — 873 — County Named, 1810
For Col. William Grayson, 1740-90, aide de-camp to Gen. Washington. Lawyer; in Revolutionary Army, 1776-79; Board of War, 1780-81; Virginia Assembly and Continental Congress, 1784-87; State Convention ratifying Federal Constitution . . . Map (db m123269) HM
4Kentucky (Grayson County), Leitchfield — 589 — Courthouse Burned
Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side. Dec. 24, 1864, a contingent of CSA Gen. Lyon's force . . . Map (db m123438) HM
5Kentucky (Grayson County), Leitchfield — Grayson County Korean War Memorial1950-1953
. . . Map (db m125030) WM
6Kentucky (Grayson County), Leitchfield — Grayson County World War II MemorialFor God and Country — 1941       1945 —
Dedicated to those of Grayson County who gave their lives to preserve us a free nation ________________ {Honor Roll of names}Map (db m125033) WM
7Kentucky (Grayson County), Leitchfield — Grayson County WWI War Memorial
In memory of the men of Grayson County who gave their lives for our freedom. Martin Alvey, Verna Anderson, Edgar Baker, Emmett Beville, Oscar Boone, Malcolm Bozarth, Floyd Brooks, Andrew Cannon, Miles Dennison, Robert Downs, Willis Duggins, . . . Map (db m125032) WM
8Kentucky (Grayson County), Leitchfield — 1634 — Jack Thomas House
First story, east wing of house, was the earliest brick residence in Grayson County. It was built ca. 1810 by Jack Thomas, first county and circuit court clerk. He added two-story brick wing on north, Federal style. Despite alterations of the . . . Map (db m123436) HM
9Kentucky (Grayson County), Leitchfield — 1741 — Leitchfield Landmarks
Leitchfield was laid off 1810, and named for David Leitch, prominent landowner and founder of Leitch's Station. His estate gave land for Grayson's county seat. Site chosen because of fresh water springs, particularly "Big Spring" nearby. Grayson's . . . Map (db m123434) HM
10Kentucky (Grayson County), Leitchfield — 1980 — Shaw's Station / Beaver Dam Creek Baptist Church
Shaw's Station Named for Benham (Bonum) Shaw, this pioneer settlement (today's Leitchfield) was located at the headwaters of Beaver Dam Creek. This station was a stop along the important trail which ran from settlements at Nashville, Tenn., . . . Map (db m123433) HM
 
 
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