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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clay County, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Clay 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 Clay County, KY (9) Bell County, KY (52) Jackson County, KY (2) Knox County, KY (7) Laurel County, KY (39) Leslie County, KY (9) Owsley County, KY (6) Perry County, KY (6)  ClayCounty(9) Clay County (9)  BellCounty(52) Bell County (52)  JacksonCounty(2) Jackson County (2)  KnoxCounty(7) Knox County (7)  LaurelCounty(39) Laurel County (39)  LeslieCounty(9) Leslie County (9)  OwsleyCounty(6) Owsley County (6)  PerryCounty(6) Perry County (6)
Manchester is the county seat for Clay County
Adjacent to Clay County, Kentucky
      Bell County (52)  
      Jackson County (2)  
      Knox County (7)  
      Laurel County (39)  
      Leslie County (9)  
      Owsley County (6)  
      Perry County (6)  
 
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1Kentucky (Clay County), Manchester — 568 — A Masterful RetreatConfederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky
On Kentucky Route 11, 0.4 miles south of U.S. 421, on the right when traveling south.
Gen. George W. Morgan's Union forces occupied Cumberland Gap June 18 to Sept. 17, 1862. Cut off from supplies and surrounded, Morgan with 9,000 men withdrew. They camped here Sept. 19-21, to perfect organization for march. Made fruitless supply . . . Map (db m73926) WM
2Kentucky (Clay County), Manchester — 836 — County Named, 1806
On County Route 11, on the left when traveling north.
For Gen. Green Clay, 1757-1826. Born in Va. Came to Ky., 1777. Va. Legislature, 1788-89, and Va. Convention that ratified Federal Constitution. From 1793 t0 1808 in Ky. House, Senate, Const. Conv. May, 1813,Gen Clay with 3000 Kentuckians, at Ft. . . . Map (db m49184) HM
3Kentucky (Clay County), Manchester — 531 — Goose Creek Salt Works
On Kentucky Route 11, 0.4 miles south of U.S. 421, on the right when traveling south.
On Oct. 23, 1862, 22nd USA Brig. including 1st, 2nd and 20th Ky. Infantry moved here in wake of retreating CSA forces. 500 men worked 36 hours to destroy salt works mainly owned by unionists but used by Confederates. Loyal USA citizens allowed to . . . Map (db m73925) WM
4Kentucky (Clay County), Manchester — 1929 — Gov. Bert T. Combs (1959-1963)/Bert T. Combs (1911 – 1991)
On Town Branch Road, on the right when traveling west.
(Front): Gov. Bert T. Combs (1959-1963) Accomplishments during Comb’s administration included highways connecting eastern and western Ky., expansion of state parks system, a statutory merit system for state employees, an end to . . . Map (db m49185) HM
5Kentucky (Clay County), Manchester — Salt Works was located along the old Warrior's Path
Near Railroad Avenue south of Poplar Street, on the right when traveling south.
Originally this site was probably a salt lick used by buffalo, which made the path to it. Indians used the path to make war between northern and southern tribes. Numerous early American explorers used the path as did hunters, who found animals . . . Map (db m87857) HM
6Kentucky (Clay County), Manchester — This Site is Birth Place of Local History
Near Railroad Avenue south of Poplar Street, on the right when traveling south.
Salt works established early 1790s; Clay County established here in 1807      The Goose Creek Salt Works dates from the mid 1790s when it was known as the “Langford Works” and was well known throughout Kentucky and in . . . Map (db m87858) HM
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7Kentucky (Clay County), Oneida — 908 — Chief Red Bird
On State Highway 66, 0.6 miles north of U.S. 421, on the right when traveling south.
Was a legendary Cherokee Indian for whom this fork of the Kentucky River is named. He and another Indian, Jack, whose name was given creek to the south, were friendly with early settlers and permitted to hunt in area. Allegedly they were killed in . . . Map (db m87567) HM
8Kentucky (Clay County), Oneida — John Gilbert, Sr. Memorial Highway
On State Highway 66, 0.6 miles north of U.S. 421, on the right when traveling south.
(Side One) Named in honor of first white man to settle on Red Bird River, at the mouth of Gilbert’s Creek. A veteran of Revolutionary War, John Gilbert came here to hunt and trap. He surveyed and claimed much of Clay, Leslie and Harlan . . . Map (db m87568) HM
9Kentucky (Clay County), Oneida — 2024 — Oneida Baptist Institute
On College Street south of River Street, on the right when traveling south.
The land for what became Oneida Baptist Institute was donated by Martha Coldiron Hogg and S.P. Hogg in September 1899. The school was founded by James Anderson Burns, December 20, 1899, as Mamre Baptist College to meet the social, educational, and . . . Map (db m39148) HM
 
 
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Dec. 2, 2022