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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Montgomery County, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, KY (17) Bath County, KY (13) Bourbon County, KY (24) Clark County, KY (54) Menifee County, KY (3) Nicholas County, KY (8) Powell County, KY (9)  MontgomeryCounty(17) Montgomery County (17)  BathCounty(13) Bath County (13)  BourbonCounty(24) Bourbon County (24)  ClarkCounty(54) Clark County (54)  MenifeeCounty(3) Menifee County (3)  NicholasCounty(8) Nicholas County (8)  PowellCounty(9) Powell County (9)
Mount Sterling is the county seat for Montgomery County
Adjacent to Montgomery County, Kentucky
      Bath County (13)  
      Bourbon County (24)  
      Clark County (54)  
      Menifee County (3)  
      Nicholas County (8)  
      Powell County (9)  
 
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1Kentucky (Montgomery County), Mount Sterling — 177 — Battle of Mt. Sterling
On Broadway Street.
On March 22, 1863, about 300 Confederate cavalrymen under Col. R.S. Cluke captured this city. Taking 438 prisoners, 222 wagon loads of military stores, 500 mules and 1000 stand of arms. Confederate losses: 8 killed, 13 wounded. Union: 4 killed, 10 . . . Map (db m73853) HM
2Kentucky (Montgomery County), Mount Sterling — 628 — Battle-June 8, 1864
On Camargo Road (U.S. 460) 0.1 miles south of Windsor Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Early this day CSA forces under Gen. John H. Morgan on his tragic last raid attacked Union camp here under Capt. Edward Barlow. CSA took 380 prisoners and material. $59,000 taken from Farmers' Bank. Leaving a force here under Col. H. L. Giltner, . . . Map (db m83487) HM
3Kentucky (Montgomery County), Mount Sterling — 629 — Battle-June 9, 1864
On West Main Street (U.S. 60) at Indian Mound Drive (State Route 686), on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
CSA took Mt. Sterling on previous day. Early on 9th US forces under General S. G. Burbridge attacked CSA under Col. R. M. Martin camped on Camargo Pike. Col. H. L. Giltner brought CSA force from Levee Road, but both driven through city. CSA . . . Map (db m83485) HM
4Kentucky (Montgomery County), Mount Sterling — 1331 — Civil War Robbery / Bank Sues
On South Bank Street (U.S. 460) at West Main Street (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling south on South Bank Street.
Civil War Robbery In this building is the Farmers Bank vault, which was robbed of $60,000 as "Morgan's Raiders" were on their last raid through Kentucky. Late the night of June 8, 1864, several of Morgan's men went to the house of J. O. . . . Map (db m83483) HM
5Kentucky (Montgomery County), Mount Sterling — 586 — Courthouse Burned
On Broadway Street.
Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during the Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months; twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side. Dec. 2, 1863, CSA cavalry burned courthouse at Mt. . . . Map (db m79183) HM WM
6Kentucky (Montgomery County), Mount Sterling — 153 — Estill's Defeat
On Hinkston Pike (Kentucky Route 1991) at Maysville Pike (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling east on Hinkston Pike.
Here on March 22, 1782, in Battle of Little Mountain, Captain James Estill and 7 of his force of 25 pioneers were killed in desperate hand-to-hand fighting with a band of 25 marauding Wyandots.Map (db m83478) HM
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7Kentucky (Montgomery County), Mount Sterling — 2290 — Little Mountain Indian Mound
On South Queen Street at Adena Trail, on the right when traveling north on South Queen Street.
(Front) On this site stood the massive Little Mountain Indian Mound, from which Mount Sterling derived its name. Constructed by the Adena Indian culture about 2000 years ago, the circular mound stood 25 feet in height and 125 feet in . . . Map (db m84145) HM
8Kentucky (Montgomery County), Mount Sterling — Montgomery County Confederate MonumentMachpelah Cemetery
Near East Locust Street/Spencer Road (Kentucky Route 713) 0.9 miles west of Indian Mound Drive (Kentucky Route 686), on the right when traveling west.
To Montgomery County Confederate Soldiers The muffled drums sad roll has beat The soldier’s last tattoo; No more on life’s parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On Fame’s eternal camping-ground Their silent tents are spread, . . . Map (db m172093) WM
9Kentucky (Montgomery County), Mount Sterling — Montgomery County Kentucky Vietnam Casualties
On Courthouse Square (County Route 1066) at North Maysville Street (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling west on Courthouse Square.
Dedicated to the Memory of Montgomery County, Kentucky Vietnam Casualties Leonard Wayne Campbell PFC U.S. Army Apr 11, 1941 Oct 13, 1967 George Edward Corey LCPL U.S. Marine Corps Aug 25, 1945 Jul 24, 1966 Edward Taul . . . Map (db m172469) WM
10Kentucky (Montgomery County), Mount Sterling — Montgomery County Kentucky World War I Memorial
On Courthouse Square (County Route 1066) at North Maysville Street (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling west on Courthouse Square.
In Memoriam Montgomery boys who died for America in the Great War Roger Baker · Charles Blevins · Dee Carter · Howard Cassidy · Andy Cooper · James Gibbs · James Gibson · Walter Hopkins · Moton Judy · Arthur Karrick · . . . Map (db m172475) WM
11Kentucky (Montgomery County), Mount Sterling — Montgomery County Korean War Memorial
On Courthouse Square (County Route 1066) at North Maysville Street (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling west on Courthouse Square.
. . . Map (db m172506) WM
12Kentucky (Montgomery County), Mount Sterling — Montgomery County Veterans Memorial
On North Broadway at Courthouse Square (County Route 1066), on the left when traveling south on North Broadway.
Montgomery County recognizes the sacrifices of all those from our county who served in the United States Armed Forces. Especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice Greater love has no one than this. That one lay down his life for his . . . Map (db m172509) WM
13Kentucky (Montgomery County), Mount Sterling — Montgomery County World War II Memorial
On Courthouse Square (County Route 1066) at North Maysville Street (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling east on Courthouse Square.
They gave their tomorrows so that we may have today Malcolm P. Alfrey · Bailey, Clarence W. · Barber, Dawson W. · Dawson W. Barber · Robert G. Botts · John M. Brainer · Earl Branham · Donald R. Buchanan · A. Bernard Chandler · . . . Map (db m172474) WM
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14Kentucky (Montgomery County), Mount Sterling — 1216 — Montgomery County. 1797
On Broadway Street.
Named for Gen. Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War officer. Born in Ireland, 1738. An advocate of colonial freedom, he commanded continental forces in the north, capturing first British colors in war, Fort Johns, 1775. Killed in Quebec attack, . . . Map (db m73850) HM
15Kentucky (Montgomery County), Mount Sterling — Mount Sterling Veterans MemorialMachpelah Cemetery
Near Spencer Road (Kentucky Route 713).
Honoring Veterans of All Wars American Legion Post No. 22 and AuxiliaryMap (db m172057) WM
16Kentucky (Montgomery County), Mount Sterling — Mt. Sterling, KentuckyEstablished 1792
On West Main Street (U.S. 60) at Broadway Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
Founded by Hugh Forbes and Enoch Smith, Mt. Sterling was originally called "Little Mountain Town" before being named after the city of Stirling, Scotland. Mt. Sterling is rich in history. Our city was the site of several Civil War skirmishes, one of . . . Map (db m121383) HM
17Kentucky (Montgomery County), Mount Sterling — 1655 — The Gaitskill Mound
On Indian Mound Drive.
Indian Mound attributed to Adena people who inhabited Ohio Valley ca. 800 B.C. to 700 A.D. They began cultivating simple crops, bringing about a mixed hunting and farming economy. Central to Adena life were rituals involving cremation and mound . . . Map (db m73886) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022