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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Henry County, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Henry 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 Henry County, KY (9) Carroll County, KY (16) Franklin County, KY (170) Oldham County, KY (20) Owen County, KY (11) Shelby County, KY (25) Trimble County, KY (4)  HenryCounty(9) Henry County (9)  CarrollCounty(16) Carroll County (16)  FranklinCounty(170) Franklin County (170)  OldhamCounty(20) Oldham County (20)  OwenCounty(11) Owen County (11)  ShelbyCounty(25) Shelby County (25)  TrimbleCounty(4) Trimble County (4)
New Castle is the county seat for Henry County
Adjacent to Henry County, Kentucky
      Carroll County (16)  
      Franklin County (170)  
      Oldham County (20)  
      Owen County (11)  
      Shelby County (25)  
      Trimble County (4)  
 
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1Kentucky, Henry County, Campbellsburg — Drennon Springs
On Troutman Hill Road at Drennon Road, on the right when traveling north on Troutman Hill Road.
Discovered & used by Indians for its medical properties. Claimed by Jacob Drennon & Mattmew Bracken, members of the McAfee Company, July 7 1773. Site of Drennon Springs Hotel and Western Military Institute.Map (db m175125) HM
2Kentucky, Henry County, Eminence — Confederate Soldiers Monument
Near South Main Street (County Route 55) at Mulberry Road (County Route 1899), on the right when traveling north.
The three C.S.A. soldiers who were shot Nov. 9 1864, at Pleasureville by order of Gen. Burbridge in pretense of retaliation of two Negros that were killed near Port Royal Sleep on ye braves for you have got our sympathy to our latest breath. We . . . Map (db m166142) WM
3Kentucky, Henry County, Eminence — 2043 — Eminence College Site / Rev. W.S. Giltner                                   / (1827–1921)
On Eminence Pike (Kentucky Route 55) south of Mulberry Road (Kentucky Route 1899), on the right when traveling south.
Chartered as a high school by Kentucky Legislature in 1856. The school had trustees Dr. D. Porter, S.T. Drane, Morris Thomas, Preston Thomas, James Drane, W. B. Wilson, and W. J. Mason. In 1861, the name Eminence College conferred on it. Men . . . Map (db m136246) HM
4Kentucky, Henry County, Eminence — 798 — Old Pollard Inn
On Castle Highway (U.S. 421), on the right when traveling south.
Built c. 1790. Later a stage coach inn. James G. Blaine when teacher at Western Military Institute, Drennon Springs, 1850-51, frequent guest. He was later Congressman, Senator, U. S. Secretary of State, candidate for President in 1884. Gen. . . . Map (db m175127) HM
5Kentucky, Henry County, New Castle — 549 — Civil War Actions
On Campbellsburg Road (U.S. 421) at Drennon Road (Kentucky Route 202), on the left when traveling north on Campbellsburg Road.
On Sept. 21, 1862 CSA cavalry under Maj. George M. Jessee, a native here, attacked provost marshal Robert Morris’ home guard. Guards surrendered men, horses and 300 stand of arms. Dec. 13, 1864 Maj. Jessee and Confederate forces were . . . Map (db m136191) HM
6Kentucky, Henry County, New Castle — 805 — County Named, 1798
On North Main Street (U.S. 421) near East Cross Main Street (Kentucky Route 573), on the right when traveling north.
County named, 1798, for Patrick Henry, 1736-99, patriot, orator. “Give me liberty or give me death.” Va. House of Burgesses, 1765, the Continental Congress, 1774-76; Gov. of Va., 1776-79 and 1784-86. Opposed Va. ratification of U.S. . . . Map (db m136188) HM
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7Kentucky, Henry County, New Castle — 122 — Drennon Springs
On Campbellsburg Road (U.S. 421) at Drennon Road (Kentucky Route 202), on the right when traveling north on Campbellsburg Road.
Discovered and used by Indians for medicinal properties. Claimed by Jacob Drennon & Matthew Bracken, July 26, 1773. On April 1, 1785, Patrick Henry, Governor of Va. issued to George, Rogers Clark a patent for 400 acres including the springs. . . . Map (db m136237) HM
8Kentucky, Henry County, New Castle — 2524 — Grand United Order of Odd FellowsWashington Lodge #1513
On South Main Street (U.S. 421) south of East Cross Main Street (Route 573), on the right when traveling south.
The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows (GUOOF) was formed in 1843; virtually all other fraternal organizations of the era were whites-only. The GUOOF provided vital support to its members and the local black community following the Civil War. . . . Map (db m136171) HM
9Kentucky, Henry County, Pleasureville — 852 — Dutch Colony Here
On Castle Highway (U.S. 421) south of Main Street (Route 241), on the left when traveling south.
In 1780 communal colonists came from Pennsylvania to Mercer County, Kentucky. In 1784 thirty of the families came here, purchased 10,000 acres from Squire Boone. Lived in log fort. Managed by Abraham Banta, George Bergen made trustee later. . . . Map (db m136247) HM
 
 
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Jan. 28, 2023