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Historical Markers in Hopkins County, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Hopkins 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> Hopkins County, KY (24) Caldwell County, KY (19) Christian County, KY (30) McLean County, KY (10) Muhlenberg County, KY (12) Webster County, KY (9)  HopkinsCounty(24) Hopkins County (24)  CaldwellCounty(19) Caldwell County (19)  ChristianCounty(30) Christian County (30)  McLeanCounty(10) McLean County (10)  MuhlenbergCounty(12) Muhlenberg County (12)  WebsterCounty(9) Webster County (9)
Madisonville is the county seat for Hopkins County
Adjacent to Hopkins County, Kentucky
      Caldwell County (19)  
      Christian County (30)  
      McLean County (10)  
      Muhlenberg County (12)  
      Webster County (9)  
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1 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Dawson Springs — 915 — Dawson Springs
In its heyday, from the start of the century until mid-1920’s, this was one of the best known spas, health resorts in the South. Thousands of the sick, the lame, the well came for the curative waters and to enjoy the social activities. Six firms . . . Map (db m79175) HM
2 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Earlington — 1338 — Century of Coal Mining
Earlington founded in 1870 by St. Bernard Coal Co. Named for John Baylis Earle, who discovered No. 11 coal vein not far from this site, in 1869. John Bond Atkinson, the president of St. Bernard Coal, planned free public schools, free public library, . . . Map (db m88929) HM
3 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Earlington — 2548 — J.W. Million School / Prof. Lester G. Mimms
J.W. Million School Black students went to Earlington Colored School by 1891. Wooden school replaced by brick building in 1905 by St. Bernard Mining Co. on land donated by J.B. Atkinson. Inspired by Rev. Joseph W. Million, activist and . . . Map (db m171876) HM
4 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Hanson — 1948 — Hanson
This town, named for Henry B. Hanson, the civil engineer who planned it, was founded in 1869 and incorporated in 1873. Hanson became bustling tobacco center. "Hanson Twist" tobacco was shipped throughout the U.S. Four costly fires in 1889, 1894, . . . Map (db m88955) HM
5 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Hanson — 1797 — Jackson Stage Stop
Original two-room brick building, unusual in design, was constructed in 1830 of handmade brick from clay on farm. It served as a stagecoach stop between Hopkinsville and Henderson before completion of the Evansville, Henderson, and Nashville . . . Map (db m171985) HM
6 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Hanson — 1971 — Partisan Rangers
Civil War Confederate irregular troops operated in western Ky. These Partisan Rangers, under Brig. Gen. Adam R. Johnson, fought skirmishes and disrupted Union communications and supply lines. Among Hopkins Countians serving were 2 brothers from . . . Map (db m88957) HM
7 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Madisonville — 1103 — Army of Six
Union troops, 300, ordered to burn CSA Madisonville sympathizers' homes, 1862; withdrew, bluffed by CSA Gen. Adam Johnson and six men. CSA went on to Henderson, crossed river to Newburg, taking medical supplies, arms and rations for the . . . Map (db m88948) HM
8 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Madisonville — 1620 — Carlow's Stone Wall
This wall was originally located at Carlow, on the main Madisonville-Henderson route. It was built by Thomas J. Jackson in 1857 to enclose his stage coach inn, a general store, Masonic Lodge No. 314 and post office. This work of art, reconstructed . . . Map (db m88934) HM
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9 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Madisonville — Chittenden P. Lyon, Jr. House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m171887) HM
10 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Madisonville — 849 — County Named, 1806
For Samuel Hopkins, 1753-1819. On Washington's staff and in many campaigns, War of the Revolution. Came to Ky., 1797, as Transylvania Company agent. In 1799, organized and named judge of first court held in original Henderson County, which included . . . Map (db m88939) HM
11 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Madisonville — 580 — Courthouse Burned
Gen. Hylan B. Lyon with 800 men invaded Ky., Dec. 1864, to enforce CSA draft law and divert USA from Nashville. In 23 days he burned seven courthouses used by Union forces. See map on reverse side. Courthouse at Madisonville burned Dec. 17. All . . . Map (db m88936) HM
12 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Madisonville — Dr. Thomas Wright Gardiner House
Built c. 1888 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m171890) HM
13 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Madisonville — 613 — Forrest Reconnoitered
CSA Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, on reconnaissance and foraging mission toward the Ohio River Nov. 24 to Dec. 5, 1861, passed here with 300 cavalry on way to Caseyville. There he found large supply of hogs and took some along. After he left, USA . . . Map (db m88951) HM
14 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Madisonville — 1232 — Gov. Ruby Laffoon
Born Jan. 15, 1869, Madisonville. Began law practice, 1892. Served as chairman of the first Insurance Rating Board, 1912. Circuit Court Judge, 1921-31. While Governor, 1931-35, he reorganized charitable and penal boards; recodified the educational . . . Map (db m88785) HM
15 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Madisonville — Harvey-Bassett House
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Harvey-Bassett House 1895Map (db m171899) HM
16 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Madisonville — 2512 — Munns School
Munns School was a one-room log structure named for Eleanor Munns who once owned the land. The present brick building was built in 1879 and another room was added in 1927-28. Munns School, used as a Hopkins County school and a . . . Map (db m171881) HM
17 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Madisonville — 2377 — Rosenwald High School / Professor C. L. Timberlake
Rosenwald High School Here, Professor C. L. Timberlake established first high school in city for blacks. Rosenwald High School opened in 1932; operated until 1966. Rosenwald Foundation funded its construction. In 1936, basketball team . . . Map (db m88950) HM
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18 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Madisonville — 1425 — The Hockersmith House
The home of L. D. Hockersmith, Capt., 10th Ky., Gen. John Hunt Morgan's Cavalry, CSA. Hockersmith captured by Federal troops during Morgan's Ohio raid, July 20, 1863. Held with Morgan in Ohio State Prison at Columbus. Helped dig tunnel by which he . . . Map (db m88931) HM
19 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Madisonville — Turner Ruby House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m171885) HM
20 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Madisonville — 2611 — Zion Temple A.M.E. Zion Church
Founded in 1868 by Rev. Anthony Bunche, Zion Temple A.M.E. Zion Church is the oldest African-American church in Hopkins Co. It was established in an old log schoolhouse given by abolitionist Hubbard Lunsford. The current site was purchased in 1878. . . . Map (db m171905) HM
21 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Manitou — Steuben's Lick
Here was located 11000 acres allotted by Virginia, for military services in the American Revolution, 1777 — 1782 to Frederick Wilhelm Augustus Heinrich Ferdinand Baron von Steuben Lieutenant general in the armies of . . . Map (db m172094) HM
22 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Manitou — 140 — Steuben's Lick
Named for the Prussian soldier Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von Steuben. Born in 1730, he came to America in 1777 to aid the cause of the Revolution. Steuben instructed Washington's army at Valley Forge and was first . . . Map (db m172085) HM
23 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Mortons Gap — 2507 — Oliver Loving
Born in Hopkins Co. on Dec. 4, 1812. He married Susan Morgan in 1833 and farmed in Hopkins & Muhlenberg Counties. In 1843, he moved his family to Texas, where he farmed and drove cattle. In 1861, he sold his cattle and tried to move . . . Map (db m171875) HM
24 Kentucky, Hopkins County, Nortonville — 1612 — Cmdr. D. W. "Mush" Morton, USN / Wahoo
Side 1 Cmdr. D. W. "Mush" Morton, USN This World War II hero spent his early youth & attended elementary school in Nortonville, high school in Madisonville. Graduated from U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., in 1930. Became . . . Map (db m88927) HM
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May. 31, 2023