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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bath County, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Bath 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 Bath County, KY (13) Bourbon County, KY (24) Fleming County, KY (16) Menifee County, KY (3) Montgomery County, KY (17) Nicholas County, KY (8) Rowan County, KY (20)  BathCounty(13) Bath County (13)  BourbonCounty(24) Bourbon County (24)  FlemingCounty(16) Fleming County (16)  MenifeeCounty(3) Menifee County (3)  MontgomeryCounty(17) Montgomery County (17)  NicholasCounty(8) Nicholas County (8)  RowanCounty(20) Rowan County (20)
Owingsville is the county seat for Bath County
Adjacent to Bath County, Kentucky
      Bourbon County (24)  
      Fleming County (16)  
      Menifee County (3)  
      Montgomery County (17)  
      Nicholas County (8)  
      Rowan County (20)  
 
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1Kentucky (Bath County), Bethel — 1542 — Joe Creason
On Bethel Ridge Road, on the left when traveling north.
Longview Cemetery, Bethel, is grave site of one of the most noted and best-loved Kentucky journalists. Born 1918 in Benton, he gained renown from his column, "Joe Creason's Kentucky," in the Louisville Courier-Journal. His popular book by same name . . . Map (db m110166) HM
2Kentucky (Bath County), Midland — 1226 — Caney Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
On U.S. 60 at Old River Road, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 60.
Caney Furnace Stood five miles south. This stone stack, built 1837-38 by Harrison Connor and Joshua Ewing, Sr., was among first iron furnaces west of the Alleghenies to be equipped with a hot-blast oven, a device to preheat the air blown . . . Map (db m110123) HM
3Kentucky (Bath County), Mud Lick — 1342 — Olympian Springs
On Kentucky Route 36 just south of Olympia Spring Road and Old State Road, on the left when traveling north.
This famous resort, known by 1791 as Mud Lick Springs, was favored for a century by such prominent visitors as Henry Clay. First stagecoach route in Kentucky began in 1803 between here and Lexington. Many Lexingtonians fled here . . . Map (db m146665) HM
4Kentucky (Bath County), Owingsville — 940 — Bath County
Near West Main Street (U.S. 60).
Formed from Montgomery County, 1811. Named for its many mineral springs. The birthplace of CSA Gen. John B. Hood and US Senator Richard H. Menefee. Owingsville named for Col. Thomas D. Owings. Organizer US 28th Inf. Reg., 1812. Associate in . . . Map (db m26286) HM
5Kentucky (Bath County), Owingsville — Bath County War Memorial
On West Main Street, on the left when traveling west.
In Memory of those heroic sons of Bath County who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great World War that liberty and justice might not perish from the earth. 1917 – 1919 Asa Arrasmith • Spencer Boyd • Felix Clark • John W. Darnell . . . Map (db m130968) WM
6Kentucky (Bath County), Owingsville — 993 — Bourbon Iron Works / Iron Made in Kentucky
On Kentucky Route 36, on the left when traveling north.
Bourbon Iron Works Jacob Myers from Richmond, Va. took up land grants here on Slate Creek, 1782. He built the first iron blast furnace in Ky., 1791. John Cockey Owings and Co. formed to operate furnace. Utensils and tools supplied settlers. . . . Map (db m110121) HM
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7Kentucky (Bath County), Owingsville — 1528 — Capt. John “Jack” Jouett, Jr.
Near West Main Street (U.S. 60).
This famous Revolutionary War hero, who rode 40 mi. to warn Jefferson, Patrick Henry and other legislators of British approach, June 3, 1781, is buried in Bath Co. Jack Jouett of Va. galloped all night from Cuckoo Tavern to Monticello to . . . Map (db m26285) HM
8Kentucky (Bath County), Owingsville — 592 — Courthouse Burned
Near West Main Street (U.S. 60).
Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during the Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side. March 21, 1864, Union troops fled courthouse here as . . . Map (db m79185) HM
9Kentucky (Bath County), Owingsville — 862 — Gen. Hood Birthplace
On East Main Street (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling west.
John Bell Hood, 1831-79, graduate of West Point, 1853. Eight years Indian campaigns. Resigned, 1861, and joined CSA as colonel, heading Texas Brigade. Gained distinction at Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, 1862, and at Gettysburg, Chickamauga, 1863. . . . Map (db m110149) HM
10Kentucky (Bath County), Owingsville — 1193 — Owings House / Thomas Dye Owings
On West Main Street, on the left when traveling west.
Owings House Built 1811-14 for Colonel Thomas Dye Owings by Benjamin Latrobe, who redesigned the interior of the US Capitol after the British burned it, War of 1812. This house was a center of social life during early 1800's. Henry Clay, . . . Map (db m110150) HM
11Kentucky (Bath County), Salt Lick — 1050 — Clear Creek Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
On Main Street (Kentucky Route 211), on the right when traveling north.
Clear Creek Furnace Built in 1839, 5 miles south, by W. A. Lane and W. S. Allen. Stone stack originally 40 ft. high and 10 1/2 ft. across inside, burning charcoal. Air blast powered by steam. Its iron was used mainly for railway car wheels. . . . Map (db m110122) HM
12Kentucky (Bath County), Salt Lick — Unwind with UsCave Run Lake Country
On Main Street (Kentucky Route 211), on the right when traveling north.
Nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, Bath County, Kentucky, embraces history while anticipating the future. Formed in 1811, Bath County has many historic homes, churches, iron furnaces and cemeteries dotting the countryside. In fact, . . . Map (db m110148) HM
13Kentucky (Bath County), Sharpsburg — 2509 — Henry Tureman Allen
On Camp Street, on the right when traveling south.
Born in Sharpsburg on April 13, 1859, Allen attended Peeks Mill Military Academy and Georgetown College before graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1882. He was sent to the western frontier, where he led an . . . Map (db m110168) HM
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Oct. 7, 2022