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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Carroll County, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Carroll 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> Carroll County, KY (16) Gallatin County, KY (31) Henry County, KY (9) Owen County, KY (11) Trimble County, KY (6) Jefferson County, IN (73) Switzerland County, IN (38)  CarrollCounty(16) Carroll County (16)  GallatinCounty(31) Gallatin County (31)  HenryCounty(9) Henry County (9)  OwenCounty(11) Owen County (11)  TrimbleCounty(6) Trimble County (6)  JeffersonCountyIndiana(73) Jefferson County (73)  SwitzerlandCounty(38) Switzerland County (38)
Carrollton is the county seat for Carroll County
Adjacent to Carroll County, Kentucky
      Gallatin County (31)  
      Henry County (9)  
      Owen County (11)  
      Trimble County (6)  
      Jefferson County, Indiana (73)  
      Switzerland County, Indiana (38)  
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1 Kentucky, Carroll County, Carrollton — 893 — Benjamin Craig
Grave of one of founders of Port William (now Carrollton). Craig laid off town on 613 acres which he and James Hawkins owned; the legislature incorporated it in 1794. He erected the first brick house in county, 1792. Born in Virginia, 1751, . . . Map (db m136133) HM
2 Kentucky, Carroll County, Carrollton — 216 — Carrollton
First settled 1792, incorporated as Port William 1794. Carroll County formed and name of town changed to Carrollton by the Kentucky Legislature, 1838, both honoring "Charles Carroll of Carrollton" of Maryland, bold signer of the Declaration of . . . Map (db m22149) HM
3 Kentucky, Carroll County, Carrollton — 2080 — Col. Percival Pierce Butler1761 - 1821
Marker Front: Col. Percival Butler was appointed Ky.'s first adjutant gen. in Gov. Isaac Shelby's first term. Born in Penn., he was with Washington at Valley Forge and Lafayette at Yorktown. Immigrated to Jessamine Co., Ky., then moved to . . . Map (db m22097) HM
4 Kentucky, Carroll County, Carrollton — 222 — First Explored
In 1754 James McBride canoed down the Ohio to the mouth of this river—now Kentucky. Here, as first explorer, he carved his initials and the date on a tree, a landmark for 30 years. Cited for part in defense of Bryan Station and Battle of Blue . . . Map (db m136145) HM
5 Kentucky, Carroll County, Carrollton — General William Orlando Butler — Soldier - Statesman - Lawyer —
Born in Kentucky April 19, 1791 - August 6, 1880 Transylvania University 1812 War of 1812 - Aide De Camp to Andrew Jackson River Raisin - Pensacola - New Orleans Mexican War - Major General of the Volunteers Commanded 1st Volunteer . . . Map (db m22100) HM
6 Kentucky, Carroll County, Carrollton — 634 — Home of Gen. Butler
Gen. William O. Butler, born Kentucky 1791, died here, 1880. War of 1812: River Raisin, Pensacola, and New Orleans. Gen. Andrew Jackson's staff 1816-17. Cited for heroism in Mexican War 1846-48. Practiced law here. Congressman 1839-43. Defeated as . . . Map (db m22131) HM
7 Kentucky, Carroll County, Carrollton — Korea & Vietnam - - War Memorial of Carroll County Kentucky
In memory of the men of Carroll County who gave their lives serving their Country and to all people who have served their Country. + + + KOREA + + + Clyde M. Carter William A. Day Bobby R. Schirmer George W. Willett . . . Map (db m22156) WM
8 Kentucky, Carroll County, Carrollton — 2116 — Old Ky. River Toll Bridge
The Old Kentucky River Toll Bridge first surveyed November 1897 and incorporated Nov. 1898. J.F. Jett, M.I. Barker, John J. Orr, and Martin L. Downs were instrumental in obtaining bridge. Contract was let to Indiana Bridge Company, July 1899; bridge . . . Map (db m136142) HM
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9 Kentucky, Carroll County, Carrollton — 1094 — Scott's BlockhouseThe Anchor Point of the Greenville Treaty Line — The Mouth of the Kentucky River —
Blockhouse built here, 1789, by Gen. Charles Scott for protection of settlers against Indians who had massacred and driven off earlier families. Scott came from Va., 1785. He was in the French and Indian Wars. Organized first company south of . . . Map (db m77353) HM
10 Kentucky, Carroll County, Carrollton — 1725 — The Masterson House
Oldest brick house still standing in county, this was home of Richard and Sarah Masterson. Bricks laid in Flemish bond. House was center of town's activities. Mastersons, leading Methodists, opened their home for services before church erected in . . . Map (db m22128) HM
11 Kentucky, Carroll County, Carrollton — The Price of Freedom — All Kentucky Veterans —
Center Panel: The Price of Freedom In honor and memory of all Kentucky Veterans who served our Country in times of Peace and War, and to those who paid the Supreme Sacrifice so that we might enjoy freedom. Their . . . Map (db m22321) HM
12 Kentucky, Carroll County, Carrollton — World War I & World War II Memorial
In Memory of the Men 0f CARROLL COUNTY who gave their lives Serving Their Country + + + World War I + + + Otis Arvin • Golden Bowie • Frank L. Grimes • Lester Williams Howard • Guy Kirkland • Walter Lewis • Joseph B. Schirmer • Chester . . . Map (db m22160) WM
13 Kentucky, Carroll County, Ghent — 911 — Ghent
Known as McCool’s Creek Settlement it was laid off in 1809 on land of Samuel Sanders, whose father was here early as 1795. Thirteen families came from Virginia, 1800. Traditionally, on visit here about 1816, Henry Clay a member of . . . Map (db m136129) HM
14 Kentucky, Carroll County, Ghent — 1291 — James Tandy Ellis
Birthplace of poet, humorist, columnist, raconteur, soldier. He brought pleasure to thousands with his dialectal stories and banjo songs of the Blue Grass, and his unique fictional character of “Uncle Rambo.” For 20 years . . . Map (db m136132) HM
15 Kentucky, Carroll County, Sanders — 1184 — Grass Hills
Home and family cemetery of Lewis Sanders, 1781-1861. House built 1819, on land wife inherited from Col. George Nicholas, key drafter of Kentucky Constitution and the first state Attorney General. Sanders organized first Kentucky fair on . . . Map (db m136122) HM
16 Kentucky, Carroll County, Sanders — 1361 — Sanders
Gen. George Rogers Clark used route through here, circa 1780s, called Clark’s War Road, Drennon’s Lick to Ohio River. First called Rislerville, then Liberty Station. In 1874, renamed Sanders, for “Wash” Sanders, local citizen . . . Map (db m136125) HM
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May. 29, 2023