“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 Owen County, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Owen 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> Owen County, KY (11) Carroll County, KY (16) Franklin County, KY (170) Gallatin County, KY (32) Grant County, KY (6) Henry County, KY (9) Scott County, KY (45)  OwenCounty(11) Owen County (11)  CarrollCounty(16) Carroll County (16)  FranklinCounty(170) Franklin County (170)  GallatinCounty(32) Gallatin County (32)  GrantCounty(6) Grant County (6)  HenryCounty(9) Henry County (9)  ScottCounty(45) Scott County (45)
Owenton is the county seat for Owen County
Adjacent to Owen County, Kentucky
      Carroll County (16)  
      Franklin County (170)  
      Gallatin County (32)  
      Grant County (6)  
      Henry County (9)  
      Scott County (45)  
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1 Kentucky, Owen County, Gratz — Earl New Veterans Memorial
Honoring all who served We don't know them all But we owe them all! Honor - Remember - RespectMap (db m205601) WM
2 Kentucky, Owen County, Gratz — Gratz, A Kentucky River Town
For over 70 years, Gratz was a busy port town and the Kentucky River was its i highway, Between 1848 and 1930, steamboats and packets plied the river, docking at Clay's Lick Landing just north of town. Steamboats carried passengers to and from . . . Map (db m205603) HM
3 Kentucky, Owen County, Gratz — Historic Gratz Bridge
Highway 22/Gratz Bridge The Department of Highways built the Highway 22/Gratz Bridge during a time of major road improvements in Kentucky. Automobiles unit trucks were becoming increasingly common and the public demanded better roads. By . . . Map (db m205602) HM
4 Kentucky, Owen County, Monterey — 2265 — Captain Samuel Sanders1813 - - 1902
Samuel Sanders, a steamboat captain before and after the Civil War, braved the Kentucky River under occasional sniper fire from the Confederate army to bring supplies from Louisville to Monterey and up the Kentucky River to Shaker Landing. Given . . . Map (db m22121) HM
5 Kentucky, Owen County, Monterey — 1608 — Gen. Washington's Guard
3rd Corp. Henry Sparks (1753-1836) was Revolutionary War soldier from Virginia; served with Commander-in-Chief's Guard, "the flower and pick of American army." While with this bodyguard Sparks fought at the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. . . . Map (db m22123) HM
6 Kentucky, Owen County, Monterey — 2374 — Harry Clark Karsner (1914-1971) / Karsner Air Field
Harry Clark Karsner (1914-1971). Served Owen Court as a magistrate, the director of First Farmers Bank, Owen County Board of Education, deacon Old Cedar Baptist Church, and served as state Aeronautics Commissioner. He flew his . . . Map (db m205233) HM
7 Kentucky, Owen County, New Liberty — 742 — Old New Liberty / New Liberty, Contd.
Old New Liberty Settled before 1800, incorporated, 1827. Owen County formed, 1819. "Church on the Twins", organized 1801, first in the County. Now the New Liberty Baptist Church. One of the earliest log cabins, built 1806 by John . . . Map (db m175120) HM
8 Kentucky, Owen County, Owenton — 1819 — First Rural Electric In County
Governor A. B. Chandler threw switch at New Liberty Substation, January 29, 1938, to energize some 130 miles and brought electricity to 370 homes and businesses by December. Owen County R.E.C.C. now includes 9 counties. Charter members, 1937, were: . . . Map (db m88068) HM
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9 Kentucky, Owen County, Owenton — 1790 — Jacob Hunter
This Rev. War soldier entered U. S. service from Boone's Station, 1780. Served as garrison guard there and as Indian spy; under Geo. Rogers Clark on raids at Old Chillicothe and Piqua. Marched with Benj. Logan to reinforce troops at Blue Licks; . . . Map (db m175122) HM
10 Kentucky, Owen County, Owenton — 925 — Monterey
First named Williamsburg for James Williams, who came from Maryland, set up trading post about 1805. In 1847, legislature established town of Monterey, named for battle of Mexican War, on land owned by George C. Branham. Steamboats, in heyday . . . Map (db m205600) HM
11 Kentucky, Owen County, Owenton — 2521 — Vice Admiral William A. “Mose” Lee Jr.
Lee was born on May 11, 1888, in Owen County. In 1904, he entered the US Naval Academy. He earned a position on the Navy Rifle Team and eventually the National Rifle Team. Lee graduated in 1908 and served as an inspector of ordnance. While . . . Map (db m136266) HM
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Feb. 26, 2024