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

Clickable Map of Henry 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> Henry County, KY (9) Carroll County, KY (16) Franklin County, KY (170) Oldham County, KY (28) Owen County, KY (11) Shelby County, KY (25) Trimble County, KY (6)  HenryCounty(9) Henry County (9)  CarrollCounty(16) Carroll County (16)  FranklinCounty(170) Franklin County (170)  OldhamCounty(28) Oldham County (28)  OwenCounty(11) Owen County (11)  ShelbyCounty(25) Shelby County (25)  TrimbleCounty(6) Trimble County (6)
New Castle is the county seat for Henry County
Adjacent to Henry County, Kentucky
      Carroll County (16)  
      Franklin County (170)  
      Oldham County (28)  
      Owen County (11)  
      Shelby County (25)  
      Trimble County (6)  
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1 Kentucky, Henry County, Campbellsburg — Drennon Springs
Discovered & used by Indians for its medical properties. Claimed by Jacob Drennon & Mattmew Bracken, members of the McAfee Company, July 7 1773. Site of Drennon Springs Hotel and Western Military Institute.Map (db m175125) HM
2 Kentucky, Henry County, Eminence — Confederate Soldiers Monument
The three C.S.A. soldiers who were shot Nov. 9 1864, at Pleasureville by order of Gen. Burbridge in pretense of retaliation of two Negros that were killed near Port Royal Sleep on ye braves for you have got our sympathy to our latest breath. We . . . Map (db m166142) WM
3 Kentucky, Henry County, Eminence — 2043 — Eminence College Site / Rev. W.S. Giltner                                   / (1827–1921)
Chartered as a high school by Kentucky Legislature in 1856. The school had trustees Dr. D. Porter, S.T. Drane, Morris Thomas, Preston Thomas, James Drane, W. B. Wilson, and W. J. Mason. In 1861, the name Eminence College conferred on it. Men . . . Map (db m136246) HM
4 Kentucky, Henry County, Eminence — 798 — Old Pollard Inn
Built c. 1790. Later a stage coach inn. James G. Blaine when teacher at Western Military Institute, Drennon Springs, 1850-51, frequent guest. He was later Congressman, Senator, U. S. Secretary of State, candidate for President in 1884. Gen. . . . Map (db m175127) HM
5 Kentucky, Henry County, New Castle — 549 — Civil War Actions
On Sept. 21, 1862 CSA cavalry under Maj. George M. Jessee, a native here, attacked provost marshal Robert Morris’ home guard. Guards surrendered men, horses and 300 stand of arms. Dec. 13, 1864 Maj. Jessee and Confederate forces were . . . Map (db m136191) HM
6 Kentucky, Henry County, New Castle — 805 — County Named, 1798
County named, 1798, for Patrick Henry, 1736-99, patriot, orator. “Give me liberty or give me death.” Va. House of Burgesses, 1765, the Continental Congress, 1774-76; Gov. of Va., 1776-79 and 1784-86. Opposed Va. ratification of U.S. . . . Map (db m136188) HM
7 Kentucky, Henry County, New Castle — 122 — Drennon Springs
Discovered and used by Indians for medicinal properties. Claimed by Jacob Drennon & Matthew Bracken, July 26, 1773. On April 1, 1785, Patrick Henry, Governor of Va. issued to George, Rogers Clark a patent for 400 acres including the springs. . . . Map (db m136237) HM
8 Kentucky, Henry County, New Castle — 2524 — Grand United Order of Odd FellowsWashington Lodge #1513
The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows (GUOOF) was formed in 1843; virtually all other fraternal organizations of the era were whites-only. The GUOOF provided vital support to its members and the local black community following the Civil War. . . . Map (db m136171) HM
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9 Kentucky, Henry County, Pleasureville — 852 — Dutch Colony Here
In 1780 communal colonists came from Pennsylvania to Mercer County, Kentucky. In 1784 thirty of the families came here, purchased 10,000 acres from Squire Boone. Lived in log fort. Managed by Abraham Banta, George Bergen made trustee later. . . . Map (db m136247) HM
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Jun. 7, 2023