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

Clickable Map of Lawrence 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> Lawrence County, KY (12) Boyd County, KY (28) Carter County, KY (21) Elliott County, KY (4) Johnson County, KY (8) Martin County, KY (7) Morgan County, KY (4) Wayne County, WV (31)  LawrenceCounty(12) Lawrence County (12)  BoydCounty(28) Boyd County (28)  CarterCounty(21) Carter County (21)  ElliottCounty(4) Elliott County (4)  JohnsonCounty(8) Johnson County (8)  MartinCounty(7) Martin County (7)  MorganCounty(4) Morgan County (4)  WayneCountyWest Virginia(31) Wayne County (31)
Louisa is the county seat for Lawrence County
Adjacent to Lawrence County, Kentucky
      Boyd County (28)  
      Carter County (21)  
      Elliott County (4)  
      Johnson County (8)  
      Martin County (7)  
      Morgan County (4)  
      Wayne County, West Virginia (31)  
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1 Kentucky, Lawrence County, Louisa — 886 — County Named, 1821
For Capt. James Lawrence, whose charge, "Don't give up the ship," when mortally wounded in battle between USS Chesapeake and HMS Shannon off Boston, June 1, 1813, met highest traditions of US Navy and has inspired all Americans. Buried with honor by . . . Map (db m136976) HM
2 Kentucky, Lawrence County, Louisa — 1584 — East Fork Covered Bridge / Covered Bridges½ mile → Reported missing
East Fork Covered Bridge Built in 1924 by John and George Riffe, this covered bridge is 42 feet long and has modified king posts. The single-span, wooden structure crosses the East Fork of Little Sandy River near Fallsburg. The bridge has . . . Map (db m212009) HM
3 Kentucky, Lawrence County, Louisa — 632 — Fort Bishop
USA Ft. Bishop, 100 yards west, was built to protect against CSA raids. It was named for Captain Wm. Bishop, 100th Ohio Inf., killed in action at Dallas, Ga., May 1864. USA engineers, using detail from 109th Col. Inf., began fort, September 23, . . . Map (db m136979) HM
4 Kentucky, Lawrence County, Louisa — 636 — Frederick M. Vinson
"A great jurist, a distinguished Secretary of the Treasury, and a noted Congressman." Born in Louisa Jan. 22, 1890. City Atty.; Comm. Atty.; Congressman, 1923-29, 31-38. D.C. Court of Appeals, 1938-43. Director Economic Stabilization, Federal Loan . . . Map (db m136974) HM
5 Kentucky, Lawrence County, Louisa — 887 — Giant Cooling Tower
Completion of this tower in 1962 was a historic event. First of its kind in Western Hemisphere and the largest capacity of any single tower in the world when it was built. The concrete, natural draft, hyperbolic structure cools 120,000 gallons water . . . Map (db m136663) HM
6 Kentucky, Lawrence County, Louisa — Lawrence County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all veterans of Lawrence County who gave their lives for freedom Civil War Boggs, Nelson T.; Sgt. KIA • Burgess, Francis M.; 2nd Lt. KIA • Colyer, David KIA • Chreech, Enoch P. KIA • Chreech, George T. KIA • Goble, Hiram KIA • . . . Map (db m212013) WM
7 Kentucky, Lawrence County, Louisa — 547 — Louisa in Civil War
River traffic caused Union forces under Gen. James A. Garfield, 20th U.S. President, to occupy Louisa Dec. 1861. CSA troops attempted capture March 12 and 25-26, 1863. Southern partisans raided area Nov. 5, 1864, burning houses and 2 steamers, and . . . Map (db m212012) HM
8 Kentucky, Lawrence County, Louisa — Old Floyd County / Lawrence County Revolutionary War Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of these Revolutionary soldiers once found in old Floyd County — now Lawrence County KY James Blevins • Edward Burgess • Jeremiah Burns • Richard Cains • John M. Chadwick • Joseph Davis Jr. • William Holbrook • . . . Map (db m212015) WM
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9 Kentucky, Lawrence County, Louisa — 1354 — Pioneer Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Pioneer Furnace The southernmost blast furnace in the Hanging Rock Iron Region. Built in 1881, 4½ miles south, by Jay H. Northup, George C. Peck and Thomas Cummings. A stone stack 18 ft. high with a maximum inner diameter of 4½ . . . Map (db m136981) HM
10 Kentucky, Lawrence County, Louisa — The First United Methodist ChurchBuilt c. 1850
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 15, 1984Map (db m212010) HM
11 Kentucky, Lawrence County, Louisa — Vancouver’s Fort
On the Point, 700 feet East of this spot in the Spring of 1789 was established the First Settlement in this section known as Vancouver’s Fort. Charles Vancouver was granted 15,000 acres on Dec 14, 1788 by Gov. Beverly Randolph of Virginia. He . . . Map (db m218355) HM
12 Kentucky, Lawrence County, Webbville — 2056 — Eastern Kentucky Railway
This site became the railhead of E. K. Railway when 1.77 miles of track was laid from Willard, 1889, completing 36 miles of track from Riverton. The extension from Willard to Webbville was made primarily to provide an outlet for forest . . . Map (db m145487) HM
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Jun. 9, 2023