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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Meade County, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Meade 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> Meade County, KY (16) Breckinridge County, KY (17) Hardin County, KY (93) Crawford County, IN (9) Harrison County, IN (52) Perry County, IN (15)  MeadeCounty(16) Meade County (16)  BreckinridgeCounty(17) Breckinridge County (17)  HardinCounty(93) Hardin County (93)  CrawfordCountyIndiana(9) Crawford County (9)  HarrisonCounty(52) Harrison County (52)  PerryCounty(15) Perry County (15)
Brandenburg is the county seat for Meade County
Adjacent to Meade County, Kentucky
      Breckinridge County (17)  
      Hardin County (93)  
      Crawford County, Indiana (9)  
      Harrison County, Indiana (52)  
      Perry County, Indiana (15)  
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1 Kentucky, Meade County, Brandenburg — 37 — A Rest at Otter CreekGreat Raid — July 7, 1863 —
After finally subduing the 25 Federal solders in Bardstown Morgan pushed west towards the Ohio River. The long march from Bardstown in the stifling July heat was exhausting. Even though the main body of Union soldiers, infantry under Gen. Edward H. . . . Map (db m123343) HM
2 Kentucky, Meade County, Brandenburg — 2528 — Big Joe Logsdon
Side 1 A guide to George Washington on excursion west of the Alleghenies and Kentucky pioneer. During the 1790s a sharp clash occurred on this site. Big Joe, acting as a spy and commanding other frontiersmen, helped repel an Indian raid. . . . Map (db m123340) HM
3 Kentucky, Meade County, Brandenburg — 38a — Capture of the Alice DeanGreat Raid — July 7, 1863 —
After pushing through Bardstown, Kentucky the lead elements of Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s command arrived in Brandenburg. Captains H. Clay Merriwether and Samuel Taylor and their men encamped on farms in and around Brandenburg. They were soon joined by . . . Map (db m123341) HM
4 Kentucky, Meade County, Brandenburg — 845 — County Named, 1823
For Capt. James Meade, recognized for bravery and daring at Battle of Tippecanoe, 1811. Made captain in 17th US Infantry, March, 1812. Killed at River Raisin, Jan. 22, 1813, and one of nine officers at that battle for whom Kentucky counties named. . . . Map (db m123114) HM
5 Kentucky, Meade County, Brandenburg — 1652 — Early Meade County Leader / Meade County Courthouse
(side 1) Early Meade County Leader Most of the original plot of this town owned by Solomon Brandenburg, an early settler who served in War of 1812. He built the Old Walnut Log Tavern, a double log house which served as courthouse, . . . Map (db m123407) HM
6 Kentucky, Meade County, Brandenburg — Flint for the Hunt
For over ten thousand years, Native Americans frequented the area of Brandenburg. The fact that they lived here at different periods is evidenced by the large amount of artifacts, burial grounds, and shell mounds along the riverfront. This area was . . . Map (db m123345) HM
7 Kentucky, Meade County, Brandenburg — Louisville, Kentucky Confederate Monument
Our Confederate Dead 1861-1865 Tribute to the Rank and File of the Armies of the South by the Kentucky Women's Confederate Monument Association. 1895Map (db m126214) WM
8 Kentucky, Meade County, Brandenburg — Meade County Monument
Meade County 1823 Brandenburg 1825 Brandenburg Ferry operated 1804 – 1966 January 1937 Major flood occurred April 3, 1974 Series of tornadoes devastated Brandenburg area Gen. John Hunt Morgan and apprx 3,000 . . . Map (db m123404) HM
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9 Kentucky, Meade County, Brandenburg — 529 — Morgan — On To Ohio
July 7, 1863, Morgan’s CSA Cavalry arrived here, captured the steamers JOHN B. MCCOMBS and ALICE DEAN. Next day they began crossing river. Indiana militia fired on them but fled under return fire. ALICE DEAN burned after crossing. Morgan went on to . . . Map (db m123405) HM
10 Kentucky, Meade County, Brandenburg — 602 — Morgan's Headquarters
This house, built 1832, owned in 1863 by Col. Robert Buckner, War of 1812 veteran, was headquarters, July 7-8, of CSA General J.H. Morgan. Raiders crossing river on captured steamers interrupted as US gunboat ELK arrived. They exchanged fire and . . . Map (db m123408) HM
11 Kentucky, Meade County, Brandenburg — 766 — Morgan's Raiders CampConfederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky
Gen. John H. Morgan's CSA cavalry of 2,000 camped three miles east, July 7, 1863. Next day crossed river at Brandenburg on 2 captured steamers, repelling attacks by gunboat ELK and Indiana militia. Moved thru Indiana into NE Ohio where captured July . . . Map (db m123113) HM
12 Kentucky, Meade County, Brandenburg — Underground Railroad Statue
The Underground Railroad conducted slaves to freedom. Meade County’s location on the Ohio River made it a major artery into Indiana. The Brandenburg Ferry, owned by the Bell family was an important station on the Underground Railroad. In 1857, a . . . Map (db m123344) HM
13 Kentucky, Meade County, Doe Valley — 1755 — Doe Run Creek Historic District
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Creek discovered by Squire Boone and John McKinney, 1778. District includes one of oldest mills in Ky., built before 1792 by Jonathan Essery. Mill operated until 1900 when converted to resort; . . . Map (db m204283) HM
14 Kentucky, Meade County, Ekron — Efron Memorial
Honor Those Who Have Served and All Those Who Will Serve Army • Navy • Marine Corps • Coast Guard • Air ForceMap (db m204285) WM
15 Kentucky, Meade County, Ekron — 2083 — Harold "Pee Wee" Reese(1918-1999)
Born in Meade County; son of Carl and Emma Allen Reese. Major League debut 1940. Spent 16 years with Dodgers in Brooklyn and L. A. (1940-58), interrupted by WW II service in U. S. Navy. Credited with aiding Jackie Robinson's integration into Major . . . Map (db m204284) HM
16 Kentucky, Meade County, Ekron — Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church organized in 1864, the first colored church in Meade County established in conjunction with the efforts of Buck Grove Baptist Church, on land donated by Brother Cato VanMeter, with Rev. Andrew Allen as the first . . . Map (db m204291) HM
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Jun. 5, 2023