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Historical Markers in Edmonson County, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Edmonson 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 Edmonson County, KY (20) Barren County, KY (40) Butler County, KY (13) Grayson County, KY (10) Hart County, KY (56) Warren County, KY (100)  EdmonsonCounty(20) Edmonson County (20)  BarrenCounty(40) Barren County (40)  ButlerCounty(13) Butler County (13)  GraysonCounty(10) Grayson County (10)  HartCounty(56) Hart County (56)  WarrenCounty(100) Warren County (100)
Brownsville is the county seat for Edmonson County
Adjacent to Edmonson County, Kentucky
      Barren County (40)  
      Butler County (13)  
      Grayson County (10)  
      Hart County (56)  
      Warren County (100)  
 
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1Kentucky (Edmonson County), Bowling Green — Old Guide's Cemetery
On Mammoth Cave Entrance Road.
This cemetery, known as 'Old Guide's Cemetery," probably began as a slave cemetery. Others buried here were early visitors to Mammoth Cave. They share this resting place with cave guide Stephen Bishop, who died in 1857 and is the only known . . . Map (db m107609) HM
2Kentucky (Edmonson County), Bowling Green — World Treasure Saved
On Mammoth Cave Entrance Road.
"All of this offers exceptional opportunity for developimg a great national recreational park of outstanding service in the very heart of our nation's densest population." Southern Applachian National Parks Coommission The . . . Map (db m107607) HM
3Kentucky (Edmonson County), Brownsville — 607 — Civil War Skirmish
On Main Street (Kentucky Route 70/259) at Main Cross Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
Brig. Gen. T. C. Hindman's force, reconnoitering to protect Bowling Green portion of CSA defense line, approached Brownsville on Nov. 20, 1861. They skirmished here with the Union cavalry Col. James S. Jackson, posted at Leitchfield. The Union loss . . . Map (db m171802) HM
4Kentucky (Edmonson County), Brownsville — 797 — County Named, 1825
On Main Street (Kentucky Route 259) at Mammoth Cave Road (Kentucky Route 70), on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
For Capt. John Edmonson, b. 1764, Va. In War of Revolution a private in company led by father. Battle of King's Mountain, 1782. Came to Ky., 1790. In War of 1812, raised rifle company in Fayette County. Killed at Battle of River Raisin, Jan. 22, . . . Map (db m170838) HM
5Kentucky (Edmonson County), Brownsville — Historic Entrance
On Main Street at Jackson Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street.
This is the only natural entrance to Mammoth Cave. Over 2,000 years ago Indians used this opening for shelter, for burials, and as an avenue to farther reaches of the cave. According to legend, the entrance was "discovered” in 1799 . . . Map (db m171793) HM
6Kentucky (Edmonson County), Brownsville — 910 — Marvel Mills Logan
On Brownsville Road just west of Fairview Church Road, on the right when traveling east.
U. S. Senator from Kentucky, March 1931 until his death Oct. 1939. Born, 1875, on this farm, attended Brownsville schools. Admitted to bar, 1896, practiced here. State Attorney General, 1916-17. Judge Ky. Court of Appeals, 1927-1930. Grand Sire of . . . Map (db m171807) HM
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7Kentucky (Edmonson County), Brownsville — The Mammoth Cave Railroad
During the first 50 years of Mammoth Cave tourism, much of Kentucky was considered the American West. The road leading to Mammoth Cave was sometimes as rugged as the primitive trails within it. In 1859, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad was . . . Map (db m79295) HM
8Kentucky (Edmonson County), Cave City — 1385 — Sand Cave
On Old Mammoth Cave Road (at milepost 15), 1.2 miles north of Mammoth Cave Road (Kentucky Route 70), on the right when traveling west.
Floyd Collins was first to explore Sand Cave. Fallen rock trapped him in narrow passage 150 ft. from entrance, Jan. 30, 1925. Rescuers reached him with food and heat for short time. Aid cut off by shifting earth closing passage. Engineers sank . . . Map (db m319) HM
9Kentucky (Edmonson County), Chalybeate Springs — 2484 — Chalybeate Springs / Chameleon Springs
On Chalybeate Road at Kentucky Route 3611, on the right when traveling south on Chalybeate Road.
Chalybeate Springs Discovered by Dr. William Ford in the early 1800s, the springs were famous for their supposed healing powers. The Chalybeate Springs Hotel provided dancing, dining horse racing, golf, tennis, and fox hunting. Andrew . . . Map (db m171223) HM
10Kentucky (Edmonson County), Kyrock — 2415 — Kyrock
On Kentucky Route 259, 0.1 miles south of Cottonwood Lane, on the left when traveling south.
Bituminous sandstone, better known as rock asphalt, composed of silica sand that is saturated with oil. Chief deposits in Ky. were found in Edmonson Co. along the Nolin River. Primarily used in road construction, it could be applied without heating . . . Map (db m170857) HM
11Kentucky (Edmonson County), Leitchfield — 1396 — Nolin Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
On Moutardier Road south of Oakland Hills Road, on the right when traveling south.
Nolin Furnace Also called Baker Furnace after its ironmaster, John H. Baker, was built in 1848, a mile north, by Craddock &. Co. The top of the stone stack, about 40 ft high originally, is still visible when water in the Nolin Reservoir . . . Map (db m171787) HM
12Kentucky (Edmonson County), Mammoth Cave — Engine No. 4
The Mammoth Cave Railroad Company used four 04-2T-type “dummy” engines to pull cars along its branch line. Steam engines work by burning fuel to heat water to produce steam under high pressure. The pressurized steam is then . . . Map (db m79296) HM
13Kentucky (Edmonson County), Mammoth Cave — Hearth and Home
Near Mammoth Cave Parkway (Kentucky Route 70) 0.6 miles west of Kentucky Route 255.
Although the house is gone, the stone hearth remains – a silent reminder of the home that once stood here. It is not difficult to imagine a family enjoying the warmth of their fire as the steam engine of the Mammoth Cave Railroad rattled . . . Map (db m79294) HM
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14Kentucky (Edmonson County), Mammoth Cave — Locust Grove Cemetery
Near Mammoth Cave Parkway (Kentucky Route 70) 0.2 miles west of Kentucky Route 255.
The Mammoth Cave Railroad didn’t wind through wilderness – once families, communities, and congregations called these hills home. An abandoned chimney, a foundation stone, or even a line of daffodils may mark an old homeplace. Among the most . . . Map (db m79292) HM
15Kentucky (Edmonson County), Mammoth Cave — Mammoth Cave National ParkWorld Heritage Site
Near Mammoth Cave Parkway, 3 miles north of Kentucky Route 70.
Through the collective recognition of the community of nations expressed within the principles of the convention concerning protection of the world cultural and natural heritage Mammoth Cave National Park has been designated a World Heritage . . . Map (db m154996) HM
16Kentucky (Edmonson County), Mammoth Cave — Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike & Hike Trail
On Mammoth Cave Parkway (Kentucky Route 70) 2.4 miles west of Kentucky Route 225, on the left when traveling west.
Long before the establishment of Mammoth Cave National Park, the town of Glasgow Junction, now Park City, cooperated with the private owners of Mammoth Cave and other caves in the area in sharing this region with travelers. They were connected by . . . Map (db m154965) HM
17Kentucky (Edmonson County), Mammoth Cave — Stephen Tyng Mather — July 4, 1867 - Jan. 22, 1930 —
On Mammoth Cave Parkway, 3 miles north of Kentucky Route 70.
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.Map (db m71150) HM
18Kentucky (Edmonson County), Mammoth Cave — The Forest Returns
Along this stretch of the Mammoth Cave Railroad, passengers looking out their small passenger coach were greeted with views of open fields. Then, the route of the Mammoth Cave Railroad was not through the forest, but through rural farmland. For . . . Map (db m79298) HM
19Kentucky (Edmonson County), Mammoth Cave — The Trestle and the Highway
On Mammoth Cave Parkway, 0.8 miles north of Kentucky Route 70, on the left when traveling north.
Most of Mammoth Cave National Park’s landscape is an upland plateau dissected by deep, dry valleys. Here, Doyle Valley posed a significant challenge to the Mammoth Cave Railroad. In 1886 a trestle leveled the grade. Today the park roadway is . . . Map (db m79297) HM
20Kentucky (Edmonson County), Mammoth Cave — Union City: Cave Crossroads
Near Mammoth Cave Parkway (Kentucky Route 70) 0.5 miles west of Kentucky Route 255.
Here along the Mammoth Cave Railroad and at the junction of two country roads, John Newton “Newt” France operated a country store in the 1920s. Here also starting in 1922 automobile travelers would have to make a choice. The main county . . . Map (db m79293) HM
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Oct. 3, 2022