“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Butler County, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Butler 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> Butler County, KY (13) Edmonson County, KY (29) Grayson County, KY (10) Logan County, KY (59) Muhlenberg County, KY (12) Ohio County, KY (27) Warren County, KY (101)  ButlerCounty(13) Butler County (13)  EdmonsonCounty(29) Edmonson County (29)  GraysonCounty(10) Grayson County (10)  LoganCounty(59) Logan County (59)  MuhlenbergCounty(12) Muhlenberg County (12)  OhioCounty(27) Ohio County (27)  WarrenCounty(101) Warren County (101)
Morgantown is the county seat for Butler County
Adjacent to Butler County, Kentucky
      Edmonson County (29)  
      Grayson County (10)  
      Logan County (59)  
      Muhlenberg County (12)  
      Ohio County (27)  
      Warren County (101)  
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1 Kentucky, Butler County, Little Muddy — 2487 — Little Muddy Community
Front Settled ca. 1800 by Rev. War veterans Thos. Carson, John Helm, & Matthew Kuykendall who received land grants for their service. These founders of Butler County served as first county surveyor, presiding justice of . . . Map (db m123286) HM
2 Kentucky, Butler County, Morgantown — 2379 — Bishop John Monroe Moore
Born Jan. 27, 1867, two miles NE of here. Educated in local schools. B. A. from National Normal Univ., Ohio. He taught school for 6 years. Studied in Germany and earned a Ph.D. from Yale in 1895. Began ministry in Methodist Episcopal South. . . . Map (db m123454) HM
3 Kentucky, Butler County, Morgantown — 822 — County Named, 1810
For Gen. Richard Butler, b. 1743, Ireland. Came to America, 1760. Officer during Revolutionary War. Indian agent, 1784; Supt. Indian Affairs for Northern Dist., 1785. With Geo. Rogers Clark negotiated Indian treaty, 1786. As Maj. Gen., second in . . . Map (db m123929) HM
4 Kentucky, Butler County, Morgantown — 1172 — Granville Allen
First Union soldier killed in west Kentucky while skirmishing on the Big Hill with CSA scouting party Oct. 29, 1861. A stone monument erected, 1894, by Granville Allen, Post 98, G.A.R., marks the place. Member of Co. D, 17th Kentucky Inf., enrolled . . . Map (db m123459) HM
5 Kentucky, Butler County, Morgantown — 2400 — Major Andrew Graff Hamilton
Hamilton, a leader of one of most incredible prison escapes of the Civil War, was born in Pa., Jan. 9, 1835. A Woodbury resident before the war, he joined Co. A of the 12th Ky. (Union) Cavalry, Aug. 12, 1862. Captured at Jonesboro, Tn., Aug. 1863; . . . Map (db m123457) HM
6 Kentucky, Butler County, Morgantown — 2461 — Maurice Hudson Thatcher(1870-1973)
Born in Chicago, Il., he moved to Butler Co. in 1874 & was educated in public and private schools here. After serving as Butler Co. Circuit Court Clerk (1893-96) he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1898. He moved to Louisville in 1900 & . . . Map (db m123452) HM
7 Kentucky, Butler County, Morgantown — 2427 — Morgantown / Daniel Morgan
Morgantown The county seat of Butler Co., it was originally called Funkhouser Hill. It was renamed Morgan Town in Dec. 1810 to honor Revolutionary War officer Daniel Morgan and was incorporated in 1813. It began as a settlement of . . . Map (db m123448) HM
8 Kentucky, Butler County, Morgantown — 1781 — William S. Taylor (1853-1928)
William S. Taylor (1853-1928) This Republican governor from Butler Co. was declared winner over William Goebel and inaugurated Dec. 12, 1899. When Democrats contested the election, controversy and extreme bitterness led to Sen. Goebel's . . . Map (db m123445) HM
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9 Kentucky, Butler County, Rochester — 2543 — Suffolk
The town of Suffolk, originally called “Bluff,” established here by Logan Co. Court in 1803. Site recognized importance of Green River for future development of valley and State of Kentucky. The court appointed trustees: Reuben . . . Map (db m123460) HM
10 Kentucky, Butler County, Roundhill — 1265 — Gunshop Site
William Stephens, Sr., gunsmith by trade, came to America from England with his two sons, 1832. They traveled overland, then down the Ohio to the Green River, where they bought 150 acres in 1854. The gunshop operated from 1855-61, when Stephens' two . . . Map (db m162250) HM
11 Kentucky, Butler County, Woodbury — 1912Superintendent's Office
Federal Headquarters for Green and Barren River Navigation from 1912 until the 1930s. Today the building houses exhibits focusing on the history and culture of the Green River region, with a special emphasis on Butler County.Map (db m159196) HM
12 Kentucky, Butler County, Woodbury — 1769 — Admiral Claude C. Bloch(1878-1967)
The career of this naval officer spanned Spanish-American War and World Wars I and II. A native of Butler County, he attended public schools and Ogden College in Bowling Green; graduated from Annapolis, 1899. Assumed command of USS . . . Map (db m159198) HM
13 Kentucky, Butler County, Woodbury — 770 — Birthplace of Hines
Capt. Thomas Henry Hines enlisted in the Confederate Army, 1861. With Brig. Gen. John H. Morgan, 1862-63. Captured, July '63, in Ohio with Morgan. Led escape from Federal prison, Nov. '63. Leader of northwest conspiracy '64. Termed most dangerous . . . Map (db m123424) HM
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Sep. 30, 2023