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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Metcalfe County, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Metcalfe 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 Metcalfe County, KY (11) Adair County, KY (12) Barren County, KY (40) Cumberland County, KY (9) Green County, KY (15) Hart County, KY (56) Monroe County, KY (36)  MetcalfeCounty(11) Metcalfe County (11)  AdairCounty(12) Adair County (12)  BarrenCounty(40) Barren County (40)  CumberlandCounty(9) Cumberland County (9)  GreenCounty(15) Green County (15)  HartCounty(56) Hart County (56)  MonroeCounty(36) Monroe County (36)
Edmonton is the county seat for Metcalfe County
Adjacent to Metcalfe County, Kentucky
      Adair County (12)  
      Barren County (40)  
      Cumberland County (9)  
      Green County (15)  
      Hart County (56)  
      Monroe County (36)  
 
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1Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Center — 1200 — Ed Porter Thompson
On State Highway 314 at State Highway 1048, on the left when traveling north on State Highway 314.
Born near Center, Metcalfe Co., 1834. Elected Kentucky Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1891 to 95. Noted educator; mathematician, and linguist, the author of 6 books, including 2 state-adopted texts: “Academic Arithmetic” and . . . Map (db m96999) HM
2Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Center — 1000 — Savoyard
On Hiseville-Center Road (State Highway 314) north of Savoyard Park Road, on the left when traveling north.
Birthplace of Eugene W. Newman, whose pen name was given to the town, formerly Chicken Bristle. A noted Washington columnist for several metropolitan newspapers and author of sketches about the Pennyrile of Kentucky. Known as great political writer, . . . Map (db m97000) HM
3Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — 2332 — Civil War Skirmish
Near West Stockton Street (U.S. 68) 0.1 miles east of Glasgow Street.
On June 7, 1863, a 70-man scouting party of 5th Ind. (Union) Cavalry & 200 men of 1st Brigade of Morgan’s Cavalry skirmished here on farm of Mrs. F. E. Wood. Union losses were 2 killed, 4 wounded, and 15 taken prisoner. Confederates suffered no . . . Map (db m83376) HM
4Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — 799 — County Named, 1860
On South Main Street (Kentucky Route 163) at East Stockton Street (Kentucky Route 496), on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
For Thomas Metcalfe, 1780-1855. Born Va. Capt. Ky. Vol. War 1812; Congress 1819-28; Governor 1828-32; Ky. Senate 1834-38; U.S. Senate 1848-49, completing Crittenden's term. "Old Stone Hammer'' laid the foundation, 1797, of Governor's Mansion, now . . . Map (db m83383) HM
5Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — 1895 — Discovery of Sulphur Well / Beula Villa Hotel
Near Sulphur Well Knob Lick Road (State Highway 70) south of Mitchell Edwards Road, on the left when traveling south.
(Side One) Discovery of Sulphur Well This artesian well was discovered in 1845 by Ezekial Neal, who was drilling for salt water. When he reached 180 ft. depth, pressure shot water, auger, and shafting over top of large sycamore . . . Map (db m96998) HM
6Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — 1118 — Dripping Springs
On Glasgow Road (Kentucky Route 80) at Dripping Springs Church Road, on the right when traveling east on Glasgow Road.
Organized as Baptist "Sinks of Beaver Creek," 1789, at William Blakely home. Services continuous since first building about 1799, log cabin. In 1874, hand dressed yellow poplar structure replaced original. Present building erected in 1961. Name . . . Map (db m83358) HM
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7Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — 678 — Founder of Edmonton
On East Stockton Street (Kentucky Route 496) at South Main Street (Kentucky Route 163), on the right when traveling east on East Stockton Street.
Edmund Rogers, 1762-1843. In the Virginia campaign of the War of the Revolution and at surrender of Cornwallis, 1781. As surveyor, joined Gen. George Rogers Clark, his cousin, in 1783. A year later, came to area south of Green River. He made . . . Map (db m83378) HM
8Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — Metcalfe County War Memorial
On South Main Street (Kentucky Route 163) at East Stockton Street (Kentucky Route 496), on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
Erected by Edmonton Post No. 154 American Legion and the citizens of Metcalfe County World War I Breeding, Edward Bragg, Kenus Hodges, Milton Thomas Janes, Virgie Jones, Eugene S. Kinnaird, James H. Royce, Frank . . . Map (db m83653) WM
9Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — 1496 — Rev. Robert Stockton
On Glasgow Road (U.S. 68) at John Ray Road, on the right when traveling north on Glasgow Road.
Site of the home and grave of this Revolutionary War chaplain and pioneer Baptist preacher. Born in Va., 1743. "Submitted to believer's baptism" in 1771. Captured by the British at Brandywine, 1777, and held prisoner two years. Came to this area, . . . Map (db m83375) HM
10Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — Robert Stockton
Near John Ray Road, 0.2 miles north of U.S. 68, on the right when traveling north.
Baptized by Samuel Harris, 1771. Captured in the Battle of Brandywine and held prisoner for two years. Was active in forming the Strawberry Baptist Association of Virginia and helped constitute 11 of the churches composing that body. Constituted . . . Map (db m123094) HM
11Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — 1257 — William Henry Newman
On South Main Street (Kentucky Route 163) at East Stockton Street (Kentucky Route 496), on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
"One of the foremost railroad managers in the country." He was an associate of the great railroad builders. President of New York Central R.R., 1901-09, successor to Cornelius Vanderbilt. He merged 14 lines into New York Central System; planned . . . Map (db m83381) HM
 
 
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Sep. 30, 2022