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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Breckinridge County, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Breckinridge County, Kentucky and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Breckinridge County, KY (17) Grayson County, KY (10) Hancock County, KY (12) Hardin County, KY (93) Meade County, KY (16) Ohio County, KY (27) Perry County, IN (15)  BreckinridgeCounty(17) Breckinridge County (17)  GraysonCounty(10) Grayson County (10)  HancockCounty(12) Hancock County (12)  HardinCounty(93) Hardin County (93)  MeadeCounty(16) Meade County (16)  OhioCounty(27) Ohio County (27)  PerryCountyIndiana(15) Perry County (15)
Hardinsburg is the county seat for Breckinridge County
Adjacent to Breckinridge County, Kentucky
      Grayson County (10)  
      Hancock County (12)  
      Hardin County (93)  
      Meade County (16)  
      Ohio County (27)  
      Perry County, Indiana (15)  
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1 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Cloverport — Breckinridge County Veterans Memorial
These are soldiers from Breckinridge County who died in defense of their country World War I George W. Ahl • Johnie Brown • Corbett J. Burch • Walter V. Burnett • Claude E. Cundiff • Earl Curry • Roy Dowell • Henry H. Drane • Joseph Z. . . . Map (db m160275) WM
2 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Cloverport — Cloverport Veterans Monument
Dedicated to all veterans of Cloverport, Kentucky to the honor and glory of those who bravely served to keep our country a land of freedomMap (db m160274) WM
3 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Cloverport — 860 — Early Shipping Point
Cloverport, an important shipping point beginning in 1798 when Joe Houston came from Va.: built home and started trading and shipping business. Flatboats carried Ky. tobacco, other goods for sale in New Orleans. Boats sold as lumber. Men came back . . . Map (db m160276) HM
4 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Cloverport — 557 — First Coal Oil
Coal oil first produced here 1851. Plant built 1857, reputed first of kind in world. Mine known for extensive veins of cannel coal. Coal loaded here, exported to England via New Orleans for gas manufacture. English-owned with Prince of Wales (King . . . Map (db m119795) HM
5 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Cloverport — 73 — Lincoln Family Trail
Abraham Lincoln, then a lad of 7, with other members of the Thomas Lincoln family crossed the Ohio River on a log raft ferry near here in 1816. The Lincolns were moving to Indiana.Map (db m119796) HM
6 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Cloverport — 934 — Tar Springs
Four miles south. A fashionable health resort of 1840s which had the unique attraction of a 100-foot cliff from which tar bubbled while from its base flowed eleven springs, each with different type of mineral water. Indians knew and used these . . . Map (db m160289) HM
7 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Hardinsburg — Breckinridge County War War I Honor Roll
★ Honor Roll ★ In memory of the Breckinridge County heroes of the World's War, 1914-1918 George W. Ahl • Johnie Brown • Corbett J. Burch • Walter V. Burnett • Claude E. Cundiff • Earl Curry • Roy Dowell • Henry H. Drane • . . . Map (db m160317) WM
8 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Hardinsburg — 1170 — County Named, 1799
For John Breckinridge, 1760-1806. Attorney General of Kentucky, 1793-97. Representative in Kentucky Legislature, 1797-1801. Coauthor with Jefferson of 1798 Kentucky Resolutions, opposing U.S. Alien and Sedition Acts. Appointed Attorney General of . . . Map (db m119798) HM
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9 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Hardinsburg — 584 — Courthouse Burned
Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side. Dec. 28, 1864, guerrillas set fire to courthouse at . . . Map (db m119797) HM
10 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Hardinsburg — In Memory of
Captain William Hardin Founder of Hardin's Fort Now Hardinsburg, KY Apr. 20, 1780Map (db m160319) HM
11 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Hardinsburg — 552 — Joseph Holt
Six miles north are birthplace and grave of Joseph Holt, 1807-1896. He was commissioner of patents, postmaster general, and secretary of war in President Buchanan's administration, 1857-1861. Lincoln named him judge advocate general of the Union . . . Map (db m160290) HM
12 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Hardinsburg — 552 — Joseph Holt
This is birthplace and grave of Joseph Holt, 1807-96. He served as Commissioner of Patents, Postmaster General, and Sec. of War in Pres. Buchanan's Administration. 1857-61. Lincoln named him Judge Advocate General of the Union army in 1862. Holt . . . Map (db m160293) HM
13 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Hardinsburg — Joseph Holt and Abraham Lincoln
Breckinridge County native Joseph Holt played an important role in keeping Kentucky in the Union during the Civil War. He also prosecuted the Lincoln assassination conspirators. Born on January 6, 1807, Holt attended Centre College in Danville, . . . Map (db m160297) HM
14 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Hardinsburg — Joseph Holt, Father of the Judge Advocates
The second-son of a wealthy Breckinridge County family, Joseph Holt inherited 10,000 acres of lush farmland here along the Ohio River. Though he was away for many years, this place was always home. Influential and Powerful Joseph Holt . . . Map (db m160296) HM
15 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Hardinsburg — 1003 — Shelter for Lincolns
In the autumn of 1816 the family of Abraham Lincoln, then 7 years old, migrating to Indiana, rested and recuperated about three weeks in a cabin that stood near here. Local residents gave them food. Lincoln route in Kentucky started near Hodgenville . . . Map (db m162245) HM
16 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Hardinsburg — 2329 — St. Romuald Church
Founded in 1810 by Fr. Charles Nerinckx, a Catholic missionary from Belgium. It is the oldest parish remaining at one location in the Diocese of Owensboro. Original 3 acres of land donated by Zachariah Mattingly. First log church built in 1810; . . . Map (db m160316) HM
17 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Irvington — 536 — "Sue Mundy" Captured
At age of 17, in 1861, Jerome Clarke, called Sue Mundy, joined Confederate Army. He was with Morgan's Raiders from 1862 until Morgan's death in 1864. He then became notorious as a guerrilla. On March 12, 1865 Union soldiers captured him here with . . . Map (db m162244) HM
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Jun. 5, 2023