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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Logan County, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Logan 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> Logan County, KY (59) Butler County, KY (13) Muhlenberg County, KY (12) Simpson County, KY (31) Todd County, KY (14) Warren County, KY (100) Robertson County, TN (39)  LoganCounty(59) Logan County (59)  ButlerCounty(13) Butler County (13)  MuhlenbergCounty(12) Muhlenberg County (12)  SimpsonCounty(31) Simpson County (31)  ToddCounty(14) Todd County (14)  WarrenCounty(100) Warren County (100)  RobertsonCountyTennessee(39) Robertson County (39)
Russellville is the county seat for Logan County
Adjacent to Logan County, Kentucky
      Butler County (13)  
      Muhlenberg County (12)  
      Simpson County (31)  
      Todd County (14)  
      Warren County (100)  
      Robertson County, Tennessee (39)  
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1 Kentucky, Logan County, Adairville — 1334 — Boyhood Home, 1793-1802
Rev. Peter Cartwright, 1785-1872. A dedicated itinerant Methodist preacher in Kentucky for 22 years. Saved from "sins of his youth" and “licensed to exhort" during the Great Revival of 1800. Ordained 1808. He was presiding elder for 50 . . . Map (db m123332) HM
2 Kentucky, Logan County, Adairville — 2278 — Brodnax-Conn House
H. P. Brodnax born 1769 Dinwiddie Co., Va.; admitted to Ky. Bar 1796; law associate c. 1801 of W. P. Duval, who became 1st territorial gov. of Fla; circuit court judge, Logan Co. 1804-30; built house and resided here c. 1830-39; died in 1857 in . . . Map (db m165621) HM
3 Kentucky, Logan County, Adairville — 1252 — Dromgoole's Station
Site of station, built 1788, one of several erected in this area. James Dromgoole came from Tenn. with Philip Alston, whose daughter he had married, and settled at Alston's Station, on the Red River, about 1785. After three years he established his . . . Map (db m123338) HM
4 Kentucky, Logan County, Adairville — 100 — Jackson-Dickinson Duel2 Miles West
On the Jeff Burr farm in Second “Poplar Bottom” is site of the duel fought May 30, 1806. Andrew Jackson was wounded. Half mile west of site is Will Tyler farm where Charles Dickinson died. Miller's “Buttermilk Spring" is south on . . . Map (db m123335) HM
5 Kentucky, Logan County, Adairville — 71 — Red River Meeting House
Three miles east on Hwy. 663 is the site of this early pioneer church which was organized by "A Society of Presbyterians" before 1789. Rev. James McGready took charge of the congregation in 1797. It was the site of the first known camp meeting in . . . Map (db m123339) HM
6 Kentucky, Logan County, Adairville — Site of The Red River Meeting HouseA Kentucky Shrine
First frontier church south and west of Green River, organized between 1785 and 1789 in a log building, as "A Society of Presbyterians" Here began The Great Revival of 1800. World renowned, it reached its height with . . . Map (db m182706) HM
7 Kentucky, Logan County, Auburn — 1623 — "Elmwood"
This was last home of Capt. John Lewis, born 1747 in Va., son of Col. Fielding Lewis and Catherine Washington, first cousin of George Washington. Col. Lewis and John supplied Va. troops with gunpowder during Rev. War. In 1811, John and daughter Mary . . . Map (db m165552) HM
8 Kentucky, Logan County, Auburn — 1846 Ministry Shop
1846 Ministry Shop Community’s leadership loved and worked hereMap (db m199251) HM
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9 Kentucky, Logan County, Auburn — 1931 — McCutchen Meadows
Earliest land grant to property is dated 1798 and signed by James Garrard, 2nd gov. of Ky. Issued to Elizabeth, widow of John McCutchen. Built by 1825, mansion originally had four rooms and wide central hall upstairs and down, with rear wing. Family . . . Map (db m123374) HM
10 Kentucky, Logan County, Auburn — Site of 1815 Brick Dwelling
Site of 1815 Brick Dwelling Early residence of the Centre FamilyMap (db m199211) HM
11 Kentucky, Logan County, Auburn — Site of 1816 Blacksmith Shop
Site of 1816 Blacksmith Smith Shop Where horses were shod and iron implements madeMap (db m199254) HM
12 Kentucky, Logan County, Auburn — Site of 1818 Meeting House
Site of 1818 Meeting House Shakers worshipped here for over one hundred yearsMap (db m199253) HM
13 Kentucky, Logan County, Auburn — Site of 1824 Cistern
Site of 1824 Cistern Supplied water to the Meeting HouseMap (db m199258) HM
14 Kentucky, Logan County, Auburn — Site of 1824 Meeting House Privy
{Title is text}Map (db m199259) HM
15 Kentucky, Logan County, Auburn — Site of 1828 Buzz Saw and Machine Shop
Site of 1828 Buzz Saw & Machine Shop Early horse-drive machinery implemented hereMap (db m199210) HM
16 Kentucky, Logan County, Auburn — Site of 1836 Cooper’s Shop
Site of 1836 Cooper’s Shop Barrels and pails were made for community use and for saleMap (db m199212) HM
17 Kentucky, Logan County, Auburn — Site of 1841 Trustees Office
Site of 1841 Trustees Office Business office of the community, guests could dine and spend the nightMap (db m199257) HM
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18 Kentucky, Logan County, Auburn — Site of 1856 Post Office
Site of 1856 Post Office Used as a school house after the Civil WarMap (db m199255) HM
19 Kentucky, Logan County, Auburn — Site of Ca. 1830 Bee Hive House
Site of Ca. 1830 Bee Hive House A round brick building, designed for production of honeyMap (db m199268) HM
20 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 6 Pdr Field CannonModel 1842
Used in war with Mexico–1846. Re-bored and rifled about 1861 to use 3.8 in. James or Hotchkiss shells indicating Civil War use. Mr. Marion Humphries, a local jeweler and businessman, was instrumental in fitting the cannon with a complete new . . . Map (db m123967) HM
21 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 2471 — A Civil War Skirmish / A Future President
A Civil War Skirmish On September 30, 1862, 600 Union troops led by Colonel Benjamin Harrison came here and surprised an element of Confederate Colonel John Hunt Morgan’s cavalry, led by Captain John Baker Dortch. After a sharp skirmish, in . . . Map (db m123399) HM
22 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 2480 — Bethel College / Bethel College Campus
Bethel College The school began as a Baptist-sponsored high school for boys in 1854 and was chartered as a college in 1856. It closed in 1861 due to the Civil War but reopened two years later. It continued as a four-year college until . . . Map (db m123350) HM
23 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 958 — Bowie, A Kentuckian
James Bowie, Col. of Texas Rangers and co-commander at the Alamo, was native of Logan Co. With 187 others-P. J. Bailey, D. W. Cloud, W. Fountleroy of Logan Co. among them-he chose death rather than surrender. "Remember the Alamo" was battle cry of . . . Map (db m123373) HM
24 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 1071 — Cedar House
Site of the seat of justice for all Western Ky., 1793-1798. Logan Co. citizens erected two-story, four-room house of cedar logs, 1792, for first Logan Co. sheriff, Wesley Maulding. First court was held here, 1793. Also used as inn and tavern where . . . Map (db m123410) HM
25 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 1960 — Civil Rights Activist Author / Alice Allison Dunnigan 1906-1983
Civil Rights Activist Author In 1948, Alice Dunnigan was first black reporter on campaign trail with a president--Truman. Under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, she was member of President's Committee on Equal Opportunity. Author of: A . . . Map (db m123369) HM
26 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — Confederate Soldiers Monument
(front) U.C.V 1910 Confederate Soldiers 61-65 Camp Caldwell U.C.V. 139 (rear) Deo VindiceMap (db m175017) WM
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27 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 74 — Confederate State Convention
Here November 20, 1861, Confederate leaders from 64 Kentucky counties seceded from the Union. The state was admitted as the 13th into the Confederate States of America Dec. 10, 1861.Map (db m123371) HM
28 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 1138 — County Named, 1792
For Gen. Benjamin Logan (1743-1802), pioneer and Indian fighter who called the Danville Assembly, 1784, leading to ten conventions preceding Kentucky's separation from Virginia, 1792. Logan served as a delegate in all ten, later in the legislature. . . . Map (db m123395) HM
29 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 658 — Governor's Corner
Home of Gov. John Breathitt, born 1787, Va. Came here, 1800. Lawyer, Legislator. Elected Lieut. Gov., 1828, and Governor, 1832. He was advocate of need for preserving Kentucky's valuable documents. He wrote: "There is a laudable solicitude to know . . . Map (db m123361) HM
30 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 657 — Governors' Corner
John J. Crittenden, 1787-1863, lived here, 1811-18. War of 1812, State Legislator, 15th Kentucky Governor. U.S. Atty. Gen. under three Presidents. Five times U.S. Senator. Noted for Crittenden Compromise, 1860, futile effort to avert Civil War and . . . Map (db m36113) HM
31 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 1260 — Governors from Logan
Seven residents of Logan County became governors in four states: KY.     John Breathitt 1832-34     James T. Morehead 1834-36     John J. Crittenden 1848-50     Charles S. Morehead 1855-59 FLA.     Richard Call 1836-39, 41-44 ILL. . . . Map (db m123397) HM
32 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 871 — John Littlejohn
Born Eng., 1756, came America, 1767. Became Methodist preacher at age 20, riding the circuits in Md., Va., Ky. Came to Louisville from Leesburg, Va., 1818. Moved Warren Co., Ky., and then 7 miles south of Russellville in 1822. Died in 1836 after 60 . . . Map (db m123367) HM
33 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 2275 — John Littlejohn Cemetery
Burial place of John Littlejohn, esteemed Methodist preacher. He came to Russellville in 1822 and conducted camp meetings, services, & ministered throughout Logan Co. While he was a sheriff in Virginia, during the War of 1812, he was entrusted by . . . Map (db m123402) HM
34 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — Ken Barrett Field
Kenneth Ray Barrett graduated from Butler High School in 1950 as a star athlete. He served in the Navy for four years and then attended Western Kentucky University on a football and baseball scholarship from 1954-1958, graduating with a Masters in . . . Map (db m165518) HM
35 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 2218 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Death of Meriwether Lewis
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky William Clark's 1809 Visit William Clark, coleader of the famous Lewis & Clark Expedition, visited Russellville with his family October 3-7, 1809, while traveling to Louisville and farther east. Benjamin & . . . Map (db m123376) HM
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36 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 1791 — Logan County Jail, 1874-1977
This building replaced an old jail three blocks east which burned. To finance construction of new jail, a property tax was passed, 1869. By December 1874, jail operated on this site. Jail restored, 1979-1980. County records stored here by order of . . . Map (db m123396) HM
37 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 1261 — O'Bannon House
Lt. Presley N. O'Bannon, USMC, the first American to raise our flag on foreign soil, April 27, 1805. Barbary coast pirates who were holding 180 American seamen for ransom were overcome in an attack led by O'Bannon. He came to Logan County in 1807. . . . Map (db m36114) HM
38 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 969 — Old Bank, Robbed 1868
Part of building erected about 1810 by Wm. Harrison, used as a residence by him and later by the Nortons. In 1857 front part built for Southern Bank of Ky. Building owned by Judge Hardy family sixty yrs. (1966). Mar.. 20, 1868, it was scene of . . . Map (db m123354) HM
39 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 2600 — Origin of Federal Highway U.S. 79
U.S. 79 begins in Russellville and runs 865 miles to Austin, TX. It was approved in 1837 by the Kentucky legislature & was needed for commerce and trade between Kentucky, Tennessee, and later Texas. U.S. 79 played a key role in early development of . . . Map (db m180160) HM
40 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 1761 — Rev. Valentine Cook (1763-1822)
Pioneer Methodist preacher who settled on Muddy River in 1806 where Camp Meeting was held, 1800. A teacher, orator and organizer of churches, he attended Cokesbury College in Md. and began ministry, 1788. Presiding Elder of Cumberland Dist., 1798. . . . . Map (db m165537) HM
41 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 1314 — Revolutionary War Widow
Abigail, wife of General Daniel Morgan, died in 1816 and was buried in family cemetery ½ mi. south. Her husband, one of Washington's chief strategists during the Amer. Revolution, campaigned from Boston and Quebec, 1775, to the Carolinas, 1781. . . . Map (db m123411) HM
42 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 2601 — Rhea Stadium
Rhea Stadium was named for Thomas S. Rhea, a local & state political figure. It was a project of the Works Progress Administration, a New Deal program started under Franklin D. Roosevelt. The first game was played on Nov. 23, 1939. Dedication of the . . . Map (db m165513) HM
43 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — RussellvilleSite of the Sovereignty Convention
Here on Nov. 18-20, 1861, delegates from 68 counties of Kentucky in convention, by the ancient right of self determination and revolution, set up a newly constituted State of Kentucky. Henry C. Burnett, Trigg, was President of the Convention. . . . Map (db m124170) HM
44 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — Thomas S. Rhea
In Honor of Thomas S. Rhea While yet he lives, we the people of his home county, dedicate this memorial to the first citizen of Logan County, in appreciation of his service to the people, and as an expression of the honor, esteem and love . . . Map (db m175018) HM
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45 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — To Honor Generals1776
Benjamin Logan William Russell John AdairMap (db m123970) WM
46 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — Tom Rhea Highway No. 100Russellville to Burkesville — 112 Miles —
This highway, designated by The Fiscal Courts of Logan, Simpson, Allen, Monroe and Cumberland Counties, as Tom Rhea Highway in appreciate of his road program in these counties.Map (db m182707) HM
47 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 1514 — Townhouse of Maj. Richard Bibb
Bibb, a Revolutionary War soldier was born in Va., 1752. He came to Lexington, Kentucky in 1798; moved to Logan Co. the next year where he built Bibb's Chapel. Later erected this house for his wife. Maj. Bibb freed 29 of his slaves in 1829 and sent . . . Map (db m123348) HM
48 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 1972 — United Methodist Temple
Church became known as a temple after a news story praised its windows during 1917 renovation. Its first pipe organ was provided by matching funds from Andrew Carnegie. Here, on Christians Heritage Day 1965, Logan Countians honored the memory of . . . Map (db m123353) HM
49 Kentucky, Logan County, South Union — 1869 Shaker Tavern
Built by the Shakers and leased to "The World" as a source of revenueMap (db m180873) HM
50 Kentucky, Logan County, South Union — 1917 Store and Post Office
Built by the Shakers and leased to "The World" as a source of revenue.Map (db m180299) HM
51 Kentucky, Logan County, South Union — 170 — Gasper River Meeting House
One of three churches of Rev. James McGready, a Presbyterian minister, in Logan County-Gasper River, Muddy River, and Red River-around which the great frontier revival of 1797 to 1805 began.Map (db m123375) HM
52 Kentucky, Logan County, South Union — 1455 — Shaker Colony
Organized 1807, as Gasper Society of United Believers in Christ's Second Appearing. Building program started and trade established in textiles, seeds, mill products, and purebred cattle. Peak membership 350; acreage 6,000. Most prosperous period . . . Map (db m123415) HM
53 Kentucky, Logan County, South Union — Site of 1834 North House
Site of 1834 North House Brick communal dwelling for fifty ShakersMap (db m199214) HM
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54 Kentucky, Logan County, South Union — Site of 1839 Wash House
Site of 1839 Wash House Two-Story Frame Building Used for Washing and IroningMap (db m199213) HM
55 Kentucky, Logan County, South Union — Site of 1875 Grain Barn
Site of 1875 Grain Barn Built for the threshing and storage of grainMap (db m199269) HM
56 Kentucky, Logan County, South Union — Site of Ca. 1840 Brethern’s Shop
Site of Ca. 1840 Brethern’s Shop Two-story brick workshop used by Shaker brothers.Map (db m199216) HM
57 Kentucky, Logan County, South Union — Site of Ca. 1840 Children’s Dwelling
Site of Ca. 1840 Children’s Dwelling North family children lived and were educated hereMap (db m199217) HM
58 Kentucky, Logan County, South Union — South Union Cemetery
The cemetery was established soon after South Union was founded in 1807. Encompassing six acres of land, the tract eventually held the graves of nearly five hundred Shakers who died between 1810 and 1921. After the village closed in . . . Map (db m199270) HM
59 Kentucky, Logan County, South Union — 716 — The Shaker Tavern
Built 1869, nine years after the completion of the Louisville and Nashville railroad thru South Union land. Members approved tax to build line thru here, furnished material and constructed depot. Visitors increased and trustees built the hotel, . . . Map (db m123413) HM
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Jun. 4, 2023