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Historical Markers in Fleming County, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Fleming 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 Fleming County, KY (16) Bath County, KY (13) Lewis County, KY (20) Mason County, KY (82) Nicholas County, KY (10) Robertson County, KY (12) Rowan County, KY (21)  FlemingCounty(16) Fleming County (16)  BathCounty(13) Bath County (13)  LewisCounty(20) Lewis County (20)  MasonCounty(82) Mason County (82)  NicholasCounty(10) Nicholas County (10)  RobertsonCounty(12) Robertson County (12)  RowanCounty(21) Rowan County (21)
Flemingsburg is the county seat for Fleming County
Adjacent to Fleming County, Kentucky
      Bath County (13)  
      Lewis County (20)  
      Mason County (82)  
      Nicholas County (10)  
      Robertson County (12)  
      Rowan County (21)  
 
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1Kentucky, Fleming County, Elizaville — 855 — Iwo Jima Hero
On Hilltop Road (Route 170) 0.2 miles south of Elizaville Road (Kentucky Route 32), on the right when traveling south.
PFC Franklin Runyon Sousley USMCR. One of six of 28th Reg. 5th Marine Div. who raised flag on Suribachi 23 Feb. 1945. Immortalized in Joe Rosenthal's famed AP photograph. Sousley born Fleming County, 1925. Joined Marines, Jan. 1944. Landed on . . . Map (db m83494) HM
2Kentucky, Fleming County, Elizaville — 2257 — Private Ambers Sapp
On Hilltop Road (Kentucky Route 170) at Elizaville Road (Kentucky Route 32), on the left when traveling south on Hilltop Road.
Displayed great coolness & courage under heavy enemy barrage when he went forward without hesitation to destroy enemy wire entanglements & continued this extremely hazardous work until killed on Aug. 17, 1918 near Frapelle, France. Posthumously . . . Map (db m83495) HM
3Kentucky, Fleming County, Flemingsburg — 2075 — Birthplace of Herman Chittison / Accomplished Jazz Pianist
On South Main Cross Street at Pumphrey Avenue (Kentucky Route 57), on the right when traveling north on South Main Cross Street.
Birthplace of Herman Chittison Born in Flemingsburg, October 15, 1908, to Charles and Sarah Jane Chittison. He played hymns at Strawberry Methodist Church as a child. Attended Walden College in Nashville, 1924; later Ky. State Industrial . . . Map (db m83512) HM
4Kentucky, Fleming County, Flemingsburg — 950 — Fleming County
On Court Square at North Main Cross Street (Kentucky Route 57), on the left when traveling south on Court Square.
Kentucky's 26th, formed from Mason in 1798. Named for John Fleming, Rev. War officer who came in 1776 to mark and improve land. Built Fleming's Station, among the county's earliest. Fellow pioneers were John Finley, Michael Cassidy, and George . . . Map (db m83507) HM
5Kentucky, Fleming County, Flemingsburg — Fleming Hotel123 N. Main Cross St.
On North Main Cross Street (Kentucky Route 57) at Court Square, on the right when traveling south on North Main Cross Street.
The oldest section of this building, the ell that faces Court Square, was built in the early 1800's and used as a stage coach stop. In use as a hotel by 1833, this building was used to house victims of the cholera epidemic. The oldest section of . . . Map (db m83675) HM
6Kentucky, Fleming County, Flemingsburg — Gorman Building108 Court Square
On Court Square at East Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Court Square.
The building was purchased by the Gorman Construction Company in 1952 and served as its office and following a merger was home to the Kentucky Stone Company. The building was sold in 1974 to its current occupant, The Farmers Home Mutual Aid . . . Map (db m83673) HM
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7Kentucky, Fleming County, Flemingsburg — 173 — James J. Andrews
On North Main Cross Street (State Highway 57) at Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Cross Street.
Andrews lived here 1859 - 62. In 1862 he led 22 Union soldiers into Georgia to cut the railway between Marietta & Chattanooga. Their capture of the locomotive "The General" and their pursuit by Confederates was a dramatic incident of the Civil War.Map (db m30016) HM
8Kentucky, Fleming County, Flemingsburg — 1736 — John F. Day (1913-1982)
On Court Square at North Main Cross Street (Kentucky Route 57) on Court Square.
A native of Fleming County, this prize-winning journalist began his career with the Lexington Leader; later worked with Washington Bureau of Louisville Courier-Journal. Director and Vice President of CBS News, 1955-61, where he won two Emmy awards. . . . Map (db m83503) HM
9Kentucky, Fleming County, Flemingsburg — 1388 — Michael Cassidy (1755-1829)
On Elizaville Pike (Kentucky Route 32) at Cassidy Pike, on the left when traveling west on Elizaville Pike.
A fearless Indian fighter in over 30 battles, Michael Cassidy built Cassidy Station (site-one mile south) in later 1780s. A native of Ireland, he came to Va. as cabin boy at age 12. Enlisted early in Revolution and was with Washington at British . . . Map (db m83496) HM
10Kentucky, Fleming County, Flemingsburg — Old Tobacco Plug Factory121 E. Electric Ave.
On Electric Avenue at East Electric Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Electric Avenue.
Built before 1860, this building began as the E.A. DuPuy & Co. Mill & Distillery. Over the years, it has also served as a storage warehouse for the railroad and for a furniture company. It is currently home to an art galley called Banana Tree . . . Map (db m83671) HM
11Kentucky, Fleming County, Flemingsburg — 97 — Stockton's Station← ˝ Mile
On Maysville Road (Business Kentucky Route 11) at West Water Street (Kentucky Route 559), on the right when traveling west on Maysville Road.
Site of station built in 1787 by Major George Stockton, who raised a crop here in 1786, while living at Strode's Station. This was the first of three forts in the area becoming Fleming County in 1798.Map (db m83499) HM
12Kentucky, Fleming County, Grange City — 1569 — Grange City Covered Bridge
On Kentucky Route 111 at City Road, on the left when traveling north on State Route 111.
Built circa 1868-70, this bridge is a single 86 ft. span and a good example of Theodore Burr’s truss employing multiple king posts. The yellow pine timbers have double-shouldered braces. Abutments are of “red stone”; corrugated sheet . . . Map (db m146743) HM
13Kentucky, Fleming County, Hillsboro — 1568 — Ringos Mill Covered Bridge
On Ringos Mills Road (Kentucky Route 158) at Rawlings Road, on the left when traveling east on Ringos Mills Road.
This bridge and the surrounding community developed because of a grist mill operating on Fox Creek in the mid 1800s. The single span structure is 86 ft. long and built, 1867, on popular Burr truss design. The original yellow pine . . . Map (db m146825) HM
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14Kentucky, Fleming County, Plummers Landing — 1411 — Stockton Grave
On Muses Mill Road (Route 1103) at Morehead Road (Kentucky Route 32), on the right when traveling east on Muses Mill Road.
In a field 2˝ miles east, rock slabs laid like a stone wall mark Robert Stockton’s grave. Buried where he fell, killed by Indians, 1789. His wounded companion, Beacham Rhodes, went back to Stockton’s Station. Returning to site with friends, they . . . Map (db m214364) HM
15Kentucky, Fleming County, Sherburne — 1438 — Sherburne Bridge
On Old State Highway 11, 0.1 miles south of Old State Highway 1325, on the left when traveling south.
The most unusual of Kentucky's covered bridges is the Sherburne "suspension" bridge, built 1867-68 at a cost of $3,500. In the early days a stagecoach route from Mt. Sterling to Maysville crossed the bridge, then privately owned. This bridge is 266 . . . Map (db m83490) HM
16Kentucky, Fleming County, Wallingford — 1559 — Goddard “White” BridgeCovered Bridges
On Morehead Road (Kentucky Route 32) at Covered Bridge Road on Morehead Road.
Goddard “White” Bridge This covered bridge is the only surviving example of Ithiel Town Lattice design in Ky. The timbers are joined with wooden pegs (tree-nails); its date of construction and original builder are unknown. The . . . Map (db m83626) HM
 
 
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Apr. 1, 2023