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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Edmonson County, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Edmonson 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> Edmonson County, KY (31) Barren County, KY (40) Butler County, KY (13) Grayson County, KY (10) Hart County, KY (66) Warren County, KY (101)  EdmonsonCounty(31) Edmonson County (31)  BarrenCounty(40) Barren County (40)  ButlerCounty(13) Butler County (13)  GraysonCounty(10) Grayson County (10)  HartCounty(66) Hart County (66)  WarrenCounty(101) Warren County (101)
Brownsville is the county seat for Edmonson County
Adjacent to Edmonson County, Kentucky
      Barren County (40)  
      Butler County (13)  
      Grayson County (10)  
      Hart County (66)  
      Warren County (101)  
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1 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Bee Spring — Nolin Dam at Work
Nolin River Lake is a multipurpose flood control project operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Any run-off which falls in Nolin Lake’s 703 square mile watershed will eventually flow through the dan’s conduit and into Nolin River below the . . . Map (db m233348) HM
2 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Bowling Green — Old Guide's Cemetery
This cemetery, known as 'Old Guide's Cemetery," probably began as a slave cemetery. Others buried here were early visitors to Mammoth Cave. They share this resting place with cave guide Stephen Bishop, who died in 1857 and is the only known . . . Map (db m107609) HM
3 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Bowling Green — World Treasure Saved
"All of this offers exceptional opportunity for developimg a great national recreational park of outstanding service in the very heart of our nation's densest population." Southern Applachian National Parks Commission The . . . Map (db m107607) HM
4 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Brownsville — 802 — Brownsville
Established 1828 and named for Jacob Brown, Commanding General of the United States Army, 1821 until death, 1828, age 53 years. Defended New York state frontier against British in War of 1812, engaging them at Ogdensburg, Sackett's Harbor, Chippewa, . . . Map (db m233314) HM
5 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Brownsville — 607 — Civil War Skirmish
Brig. Gen. T. C. Hindman's force, reconnoitering to protect Bowling Green portion of CSA defense line, approached Brownsville on Nov. 20, 1861. They skirmished here with the Union cavalry Col. James S. Jackson, posted at Leitchfield. The Union loss . . . Map (db m171802) HM
6 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Brownsville — 797 — County Named, 1825
For Capt. John Edmonson, b. 1764, Va. In War of Revolution a private in company led by father. Battle of King's Mountain, 1782. Came to Ky., 1790. In War of 1812, raised rifle company in Fayette County. Killed at Battle of River Raisin, Jan. 22, . . . Map (db m170838) HM
7 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Brownsville — Edmonson County Veterans Memorial
In Honor of Edmonson County Veterans Who Gave Their Lives for Their Country World War I Deaths ~ World War I Edmonson County April 6, 1917 through November 11, 1918 Athel Cummings • Estill Durbin • Elzie French • Loren . . . Map (db m233343) WM
8 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Brownsville — Historic Entrance
This is the only natural entrance to Mammoth Cave. Over 2,000 years ago Indians used this opening for shelter, for burials, and as an avenue to farther reaches of the cave. According to legend, the entrance was "discovered” in 1799 . . . Map (db m171793) HM
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9 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Brownsville — In Honor of Sgt Pleas P. SandersUS Army Inf. WWI
Sgt. Sanders received the Distinguished Service Cross and the French Croix de Guerre with gilt star for bravery in the battle for Hill 204 in the Aisne-Marne Defensive, and other major campaigns in WWI. Following WWI, Pleas served as Edmonson Co. . . . Map (db m233344) WM
10 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Brownsville — 910 — Marvel Mills Logan
U. S. Senator from Kentucky, March 1931 until his death Oct. 1939. Born, 1875, on this farm, attended Brownsville schools. Admitted to bar, 1896, practiced here. State Attorney General, 1916-17. Judge Ky. Court of Appeals, 1927-1930. Grand Sire of . . . Map (db m171807) HM
11 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Brownsville — The Mammoth Cave Railroad
During the first 50 years of Mammoth Cave tourism, much of Kentucky was considered the American West. The road leading to Mammoth Cave was sometimes as rugged as the primitive trails within it. In 1859, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad was . . . Map (db m79295) HM
12 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Cave City — 1385 — Sand Cave
Floyd Collins was first to explore Sand Cave. Fallen rock trapped him in narrow passage 150 ft. from entrance, Jan. 30, 1925. Rescuers reached him with food and heat for short time. Aid cut off by shifting earth closing passage. Engineers sank . . . Map (db m319) HM
13 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Chalybeate Springs — 2484 — Chalybeate Springs / Chameleon Springs
Chalybeate Springs Discovered by Dr. William Ford in the early 1800s, the springs were famous for their supposed healing powers. The Chalybeate Springs Hotel provided dancing, dining horse racing, golf, tennis, and fox hunting. Andrew . . . Map (db m171223) HM
14 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Kyrock — 2415 — Kyrock
Bituminous sandstone, better known as rock asphalt, composed of silica sand that is saturated with oil. Chief deposits in Ky. were found in Edmonson Co. along the Nolin River. Primarily used in road construction, it could be applied without heating . . . Map (db m170857) HM
15 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Leitchfield — 1396 — Nolin Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Nolin Furnace Also called Baker Furnace after its ironmaster, John H. Baker, was built in 1848, a mile north, by Craddock &. Co. The top of the stone stack, about 40 ft high originally, is still visible when water in the Nolin Reservoir . . . Map (db m171787) HM
16 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Mammoth Cave — An African American Heritage
In 1839 African American slaves Stephen Bishop (buried here), Mat Bransford, and Nicholas Bransford, came to Mammoth Cave to work as cave guides. Cave visitors from around the world extolled their exploits as guides and cave explorers. The guides’ . . . Map (db m233234) HM
17 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Mammoth Cave — Born Again
Life in the Joppa Ridge area centered on community, and its heart was often the Church. Memories were made at weddings, revivals and funerals. Members were empowered by congregational support, and that support was relied upon from generation to . . . Map (db m233318) HM
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18 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Mammoth Cave — Engine No. 4
The Mammoth Cave Railroad Company used four 04-2T-type “dummy” engines to pull cars along its branch line. Steam engines work by burning fuel to heat water to produce steam under high pressure. The pressurized steam is then . . . Map (db m79296) HM
19 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Mammoth Cave — Hearth and Home
Although the house is gone, the stone hearth remains – a silent reminder of the home that once stood here. It is not difficult to imagine a family enjoying the warmth of their fire as the steam engine of the Mammoth Cave Railroad rattled . . . Map (db m79294) HM
20 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Mammoth Cave — Locust Grove Cemetery
The Mammoth Cave Railroad didn’t wind through wilderness – once families, communities, and congregations called these hills home. An abandoned chimney, a foundation stone, or even a line of daffodils may mark an old homeplace. Among the most . . . Map (db m79292) HM
21 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Mammoth Cave — Mammoth Cave National ParkWorld Heritage Site
Through the collective recognition of the community of nations expressed within the principles of the convention concerning protection of the world cultural and natural heritage Mammoth Cave National Park has been designated a World Heritage . . . Map (db m154996) HM
22 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Mammoth Cave — Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike & Hike Trail
Long before the establishment of Mammoth Cave National Park, the town of Glasgow Junction, now Park City, cooperated with the private owners of Mammoth Cave and other caves in the area in sharing this region with travelers. They were connected by . . . Map (db m154965) HM
23 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Mammoth Cave — Nolin River Lake History
The Nolin River is named for the early American explorer and Kentucky militia member Benjamin Lynn. Serving under George Rogers Clark during the Revolutionary War, Lynn traveled to Illinois to spy on the British and Indian forces, and also played a . . . Map (db m233349) HM
24 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Mammoth Cave — Old Riverboat Landing
The Green River linked the nineteenth-century Mammoth Cave community to the rest of the world. Kentucky pioneers found it less expensive and more efficient to transport large loads by Green River than by horse and wagon over rough overland roads. . . . Map (db m233237) HM
25 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Mammoth Cave — Stephen Tyng Mather — July 4, 1867 - Jan. 22, 1930 —
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.Map (db m71150) HM
26 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Mammoth Cave — The Forest Returns
Along this stretch of the Mammoth Cave Railroad, passengers looking out their small passenger coach were greeted with views of open fields. Then, the route of the Mammoth Cave Railroad was not through the forest, but through rural farmland. For . . . Map (db m79298) HM
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27 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Mammoth Cave — The Great War Monuments
Veterans groups set the American Legion Monument and the American War Mother’s Monument at this spot in the 1920s to commemorate the dead of World War I, a war whose violence, brutality and carnage stunned the world. People called the war “The Great . . . Map (db m233312) HM
28 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Mammoth Cave — The Trestle and the Highway
Most of Mammoth Cave National Park’s landscape is an upland plateau dissected by deep, dry valleys. Here, Doyle Valley posed a significant challenge to the Mammoth Cave Railroad. In 1886 a trestle leveled the grade. Today the park roadway is . . . Map (db m79297) HM
29 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Mammoth Cave — Union City: Cave Crossroads
Here along the Mammoth Cave Railroad and at the junction of two country roads, John Newton “Newt” France operated a country store in the 1920s. Here also starting in 1922 automobile travelers would have to make a choice. The main county . . . Map (db m79293) HM
30 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Ollie — 1608 — Early Settlers of the Forks
John Swadden Sanders and brothers Joseph, Joshua, and Samuel were among earliest settlers of Forks region, between Nolin and Green Rivers. Sanders family first came to Ky., 1779. John later settled in present-day Edmonson Co., ca. 1804; buried at . . . Map (db m233315) HM
31 Kentucky, Edmonson County, Park City — 1669 — Mill Hole Farm-Prehistoric Site
One mile west is an archaeological site located about 200 yards southeast of Federal style house built in early 1800s. Variety of stone implements found on this five-acre site indicates long span of occupation. There is evidence of hunting, stone . . . Map (db m233316) HM
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Apr. 21, 2024