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Historical Markers in Webster County, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Webster 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 Webster County, KY (9) Caldwell County, KY (19) Crittenden County, KY (10) Henderson County, KY (50) Hopkins County, KY (24) McLean County, KY (10) Union County, KY (17)  WebsterCounty(9) Webster County (9)  CaldwellCounty(19) Caldwell County (19)  CrittendenCounty(10) Crittenden County (10)  HendersonCounty(50) Henderson County (50)  HopkinsCounty(24) Hopkins County (24)  McLeanCounty(10) McLean County (10)  UnionCounty(17) Union County (17)
Dixon is the county seat for Webster County
Adjacent to Webster County, Kentucky
      Caldwell County (19)  
      Crittenden County (10)  
      Henderson County (50)  
      Hopkins County (24)  
      McLean County (10)  
      Union County (17)  
 
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1Kentucky, Webster County, Clay — 2579 — 1917 Coal Mine Explosion
On Aug. 4, 1917 about 7:40 AM an explosion in the West Kentucky Coal Company's #7 mine shattered the community of Clay. The worst mine disaster in state history was caused by methane gas and an opened-flame headlamp. At the time of the . . . Map (db m172081) HM
2Kentucky, Webster County, Dixon — 783 — County Named, 1860
For Daniel Webster, 1782-1852, "Defender of the Constitution." Born in New Hampshire. Eight years United States House of Representatives, nineteen years U.S. Senate. A skilled legislator, persuasive debater, eloquent orator and constitutional . . . Map (db m123563) HM
3Kentucky, Webster County, Dixon — 1915 — Encounter at Burnt Mill
On Sept. 15, 1861, a short skirmish took place between Northern troops and community militia. Union soldiers under Col. Jas. F. Buckner and Capt. Wm. Buckner camped in Tirzah (Burnt Mill) Church. Capt. Al Fowler gathered Confederates and fought and . . . Map (db m123559) HM
4Kentucky, Webster County, Dixon — 1004 — Frontier Justice
Big Harp's head displayed here as warning to outlaws, about 1800. Mother and child murdered in cabin west of Dixon by Big (Micajah) and Little (Wiley) Harp, who were then pursued to Muhlenberg County where Big Harp was shot. His head was brought . . . Map (db m123564) HM
5Kentucky, Webster County, Dixon — 1508 — Kentucky Authors
Birthplace of Rice brothers, Cale Young, 1872-1943, noted poet and author; Laban Lacy, 1870-1973, well-known educator and author. Lacy published The Best Poetic Works of Cale Young Rice after Cale's death. Included in famous collection is poem, . . . Map (db m123560) HM
6Kentucky, Webster County, Dixon — 2502 — Webster County Courthouse
This courthouse was completed in July 1941 as part of the Works Progress Administration, which carried out public works projects during the Great Depression. The land was donated by Ambrose and Arabel Mooney in 1860. A smaller brick courthouse, . . . Map (db m123561) HM
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7Kentucky, Webster County, Providence — 817 — Forrest Reconnoitered
CSA Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, on reconnaissance and foraging mission toward Ohio River Nov. 24 to Dec. 5, 1861, passed here with 300 cavalry on way to Caseyville, There he found large supply of hogs and took some along. After he left, USA . . . Map (db m172084) HM
8Kentucky, Webster County, Sebree — McMullin-Warren House
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m171988) HM
9Kentucky, Webster County, Sebree — 2270 — Sebree Colored School
Under Pres. Roosevelt’s New Deal, $6500 was allocated to the WPA to build a new schoolhouse. It was completed in June 1938. Ten years later, building was deeded to the American Legion. Post was named Austin Collins in honor of a local boy who died . . . Map (db m88961) HM
 
 
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Feb. 2, 2023