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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Leslie County, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Leslie 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> Leslie County, KY (9) Bell County, KY (56) Clay County, KY (10) Harlan County, KY (34) Perry County, KY (7)  LeslieCounty(9) Leslie County (9)  BellCounty(56) Bell County (56)  ClayCounty(10) Clay County (10)  HarlanCounty(34) Harlan County (34)  PerryCounty(7) Perry County (7)
Hyden is the county seat for Leslie County
Adjacent to Leslie County, Kentucky
      Bell County (56)  
      Clay County (10)  
      Harlan County (34)  
      Perry County (7)  
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1 Kentucky, Leslie County, Hyden — Finley Mine Disaster Memorial
In memory of Leslie County miners killed in Finley Coal Company mine disaster December 30, 1970 at Hyden, Kentucky This memorial donated by Justice and Lakes Monument Company McKee, Kentucky Lonnie Collins • Holt Couch • Howard Couch . . . Map (db m84412) HM
2 Kentucky, Leslie County, Hyden — 2359 — Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster
On December 30, 1970 an explosion caused by coal dust that was ignited by explosives occurred in mine shafts 15 and 16. The blast resulted in the deaths of 38 men. A lone survivor was blown out of the mine. The disaster occurred exactly one year . . . Map (db m87772) HM
3 Kentucky, Leslie County, Hyden — Hurricane Creek Miner Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the 38 men who died here in the explosions in mine Shafts 15 and 16, on December 30, 1970 Miners who gave so much that future generations may benefit with a better life They sacrificed for their . . . Map (db m87795) HM
4 Kentucky, Leslie County, Hyden — 213 — Leslie County
Created 1878, from Clay, Harlan, and Perry counties. Named for Preston H. Leslie, Governor of Kentucky, 1871-75. Montana Territorial Governor, 1887-89, U.S. District Attorney, 1894-98, appointed by President Cleveland. Died 1907, buried in Montana.Map (db m84395) HM
5 Kentucky, Leslie County, Hyden — Leslie County Veterans Memorial
(North Face) World War I Frank Baker • Birchel Begley • Riley Causey • Joe Colwell • William N. Hoskins • John S. Huff • McCoy Lewis • Chester Melton • George W. Mosley • George Penington • George Roark • Bertel Roberts • Gillis . . . Map (db m84413) WM
6 Kentucky, Leslie County, Hyden — Mary BreckinridgeFounder of Frontier Nursing Service
Historical Chronology
  1. Born February 17 in Memphis, Tennessee
  2. Graduated from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in New York City
  3. Married and lived in Arkansas
  4. Map (db m84369) HM
7 Kentucky, Leslie County, Hyden — 558 — Mothers and BabiesFrontier Nursing
Mary Breckinridge founded the Frontier Nursing Service, 1925. Midwives from England helped to bring medical service that saved hundreds of mothers and babies of “remote hollows and hills of Clay, Leslie and Perry counties.” 1928, a . . . Map (db m84393) HM
8 Kentucky, Leslie County, Hyden — Redbud Capital of the WorldBluegrass Music, Natural Beauty, Heritage
Mountainous, rugged, isolated, beautiful - all of these words have been used to describe Leslie County. Named for Preston H. Leslie, Governor of Kentucky (1871-75), it was formed in 1878. Its county seat, Hyden, founded in 1882, was named for state . . . Map (db m84410) HM
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9 Kentucky, Leslie County, Hyden — 631 — Sgt. Willie Sandlin
Only Kentuckian to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor in World War I. Born in Kentucky on Jan. 1, 1891. He enlisted 1917, serving as sergeant in 132d Inf., 33d Div. Medal was awarded for bravery, coolness in putting three machine-gun nests out . . . Map (db m84398) HM
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Sep. 25, 2023