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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lee County, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Lee 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 Lee County, KY (6) Breathitt County, KY (10) Estill County, KY (13) Jackson County, KY (2) Owsley County, KY (6) Powell County, KY (9) Wolfe County, KY (10)  LeeCounty(6) Lee County (6)  BreathittCounty(10) Breathitt County (10)  EstillCounty(13) Estill County (13)  JacksonCounty(2) Jackson County (2)  OwsleyCounty(6) Owsley County (6)  PowellCounty(9) Powell County (9)  WolfeCounty(10) Wolfe County (10)
Beattyville is the county seat for Lee County
Adjacent to Lee County, Kentucky
      Breathitt County (10)  
      Estill County (13)  
      Jackson County (2)  
      Owsley County (6)  
      Powell County (9)  
      Wolfe County (10)  
 
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1Kentucky (Lee County), Beattyville — 638 — A Masterful Retreat
On Broadway (Kentucky Route 11) at Main St (Kentucky Route 52), on the right when traveling north on Broadway. Reported damaged.
Gen. George W. Morgan's 9,000 USA force occupied Cumberland Gap June 18 to Sept. 17, 1862. Cut off from supplies, Morgan began 200-mile retreat. Searching for supplies the command came this way. CSA had burned flour mill night before. Retreat from . . . Map (db m159521) HM
2Kentucky (Lee County), Beattyville — 2624 — Company A of the 7th Ky Infantry Regiment
On Kentucky Route 11 at Silo Road, on the left when traveling south on State Route 11.
Company A of the 7th Ky Infantry Regiment was formed in 1861 at Congleton Springs in Owsley County, which is now part of Lee County. Owsley County led all Kentucky counties in the percentage of men enrolled in the Union Army and many from the county . . . Map (db m172627) HM
3Kentucky (Lee County), Beattyville — 792 — County Named, 1870
On Main Street at Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street.
For Gen. Robert E. Lee, 1807-70. “…he was fearless among men. As a soldier, he had no superior and few equal.” West Point graduate, 1829. Declined command U.S. Army and resigned, 1861. Named military adviser to CSA Pres. Davis, 1861. . . . Map (db m49245) HM
4Kentucky (Lee County), Beattyville — 1805 — Kentucky River Forms Here
On River Drive just south of Center Street (Kentucky Highway 1144), on the right when traveling north.
North and Middle Forks unite below St. Helens, then join South Fork at Beattyville to form Kentucky River, which flows 255 miles to the Ohio. Kentucky River played primary role in early commerce of Lee Co. Steamboats came to Beattyville, near head . . . Map (db m159523) HM
5Kentucky (Lee County), Beattyville — Lee County Veterans Wall
On Broadway Street (State Highway 11) at Lumber Street (State Highway 52), on the right when traveling south on Broadway Street.
[Names not listed]Map (db m163904) WM
6Kentucky (Lee County), Beattyville — Lee County War Memorial
Near Broadway (Kentucky Route 11) at Lumber Street (Kentucky Route 52), on the right when traveling south.
Dedicated to those from Lee County who gave their lives in the cause of freedom Civil War Henry Clay Bowman • Jeptha Brandenburgh • Samuel Brandenburgh • William H Brandenburgh • James Carter • William B Chapman • Chaples E Davis • . . . Map (db m163442) WM
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Aug. 18, 2022