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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Taylor County, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Taylor 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> Taylor County, KY (32) Adair County, KY (12) Casey County, KY (6) Green County, KY (17) Larue County, KY (25) Marion County, KY (26)  TaylorCounty(32) Taylor County (32)  AdairCounty(12) Adair County (12)  CaseyCounty(6) Casey County (6)  GreenCounty(17) Green County (17)  LarueCounty(25) Larue County (25)  MarionCounty(26) Marion County (26)
Campbellsville is the county seat for Taylor County
Adjacent to Taylor County, Kentucky
      Adair County (12)  
      Casey County (6)  
      Green County (17)  
      Larue County (25)  
      Marion County (26)  
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1 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — "No Day to Surrender"Saturday Morning, July 4, 1863
The main Federal defensive position was located 125 yards to your left. Col. Orlando H. Moore, with inexperienced 25th Michigan troops and outnumbered three or more to one, chose to defend this narrow neck of land. Steep bluffs directly above Green . . . Map (db m129443) HM
2 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — "Nobly Did They Die"
Confederate Casualties, Battle of Tebbs Bend - Green River Bridge Compiled by Betty Gorin-Smith Confederate forces commanded by Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan First Brigade Colonel Basil W. Duke, commanding 5th Kentucky . . . Map (db m133955) HM
3 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Andrew CampbellFounder of the City of Campbellsville
By 1809, Andrew Campbell, a native of Augusta County, Virginia, located where present-day Campbellsville is situated, acquired a portion of Joseph Richerson's 10,000 acres survey. Campbell operated a grist and saw mill on Buckhorn Creek. He opened a . . . Map (db m169680) HM
4 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — 89 — Battle of Green River Bridge
Here on July 4, 1863, Confederates of Morgan's Brigade under Col. A.R. Johnson attacked entrenched position of Federal forces under Col. O.H. Moore. They were repulsed eight times.Map (db m99071) HM
5 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — 1536 — Brig. Gen. Elias Barbee
Born 1763. Died 1843. Served in Rev. War from Culpeper Co., Va. His five brothers, Daniel, John, Joshua, Thomas and William, also served in Revolution. Elias Barbee came early to what is now Taylor County. Lived eight miles N.W. of Campbellsville. . . . Map (db m208464) HM
6 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Camp Site25th Michigan Infantry, USA
An experienced Indian fighter in the West, Moore ordered his men to build a fort across the road on the southern approach. Rebel scouts could hear the sound of axes and falling trees on the night of July 3. "I did not move my command from where it . . . Map (db m133898) HM
7 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Campbell Memorial
In memory of Andrew Campbell Operated mill on this site in 1809. Made plat of first 85 lots and town square. Sold lots beginning in 1814. Died 1819. James Campbell Made plat of eastern section of town and sold lots in 1829. Died . . . Map (db m99302) HM
8 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — 995 — Campbellsville / Taylor County
Campbellsville First settled about 1800. Town, established by Legislature, 1817, was made seat of government when county was formed. It was named for Adam and Andrew Campbell who with three brothers came from Va., settling on father's land . . . Map (db m99229) HM
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9 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Civil War Camp HobsonDecember 1861 - February 1862
Camp Hobson, a Union recruiting and training camp named for Edward H. Hobson, occupied the James Allen Sublett farm across the road from where you stand. Between December 1861 and February 1862, U.S. Mustering Officer Capt. S. M. Kellogg mustered . . . Map (db m133902) HM
10 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Confederate Artillery PositionMorning, July 4, 1863
Major Edward P. Byrne Commander of the Confederate Artillery A native Kentuckian, Byrne was living in Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, when the war broke out. His first battery of six brass field pieces, their carriages, and . . . Map (db m133838) HM
11 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Confederate HospitalAtkinson-Griffin House
Built circa 1840, this double-pen log house originally stood on the Campbellsville - Columbia Turnpike. The occupants of the house witnessed thousands of soldiers and hundreds of wagons of supplies from both northern and southern armies move up and . . . Map (db m129471) HM
12 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — 706 — Confederate Raids
Gen. John Hunt Morgan's cavalry, returning from second Kentucky raid, here, Dec. 31, 1862. Took supplies. Went on to Tenn. On raid Union's rail supply line wrecked and $2,000,000 property destroyed. Morgan through here again after three hour . . . Map (db m99240) HM
13 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — 582 — Courthouse Burned
Gen. Hylan B. Lyon with 800 men invaded Ky., Dec. 1864, to enforce CSA draft law and divert USA from Nashville. In 23 days he burned seven courthouses used by Union forces. See map on reverse side. the courthouse at Campbellsville was burned Dec. . . . Map (db m99241) HM
14 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — 1383 — Cumberland Trace
Side 1 As early as 1779 and 1780, many settlers traveled over the trace, passing through what is now Taylor County. The Cumberland Trace branched off from the Wilderness Road near Logan's Station in Lincoln County (40 mi. east). It was . . . Map (db m99239) HM
15 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Federal Field HospitalJuly 4, 1863
Federal Field Hospital at the Battle of Tebbs Bend Chief Surgeon Boliver Barnum and Assistant Surgeon John N. Gregg worked in this field hospital after the battle. Amputation was often the method of treating arm and leg wounds. If . . . Map (db m99074) HM
16 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Federal HospitalSublett Inn and Stagecoach Stop
Sublett Inn and Stagecoach Stop Stage lines, carrying mail and passengers, were used throughout south central Kentucky to connect to the railroads. Inns along the route were sometimes better known that the villages and towns through which . . . Map (db m133899) HM
17 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Federal Stockade1862 - 1865 — Federal Stockade Burned January 1, 1863 — Morgan's Christmas Raid —
Federal Stockade Undefended—January 1, 1863 About 3,900 Confederates under John Hunt Morgan had been on an extensive raid into Kentucky in December and were returning to Tennessee after their highly successful Christmas Raid. They . . . Map (db m133939) HM
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18 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — First Taylor County Courthouse1848-1864
The first courthouse was a brick building constructed in 1848, the year the county separated from Green County. It was larger than the second courthouse and was located in the center of the square. During the Civil War, Federal troops slept . . . Map (db m208482) HM
19 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Green River Bridge / Green River Bridge Skirmish SiteJanuary 1, 1863—Morgan's Christmas Raid / July 4, 1863—Morgan's Great Raid
Green River Bridge January 1, 1863—Morgan's Christmas Raid The first wooden bridge over Green River was burned by Confederate forces under Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan on Morgan's Christmas Raid. The order to burn the bridge was . . . Map (db m133914) HM
20 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — 605 — Independence Day - 1863
Morgan's raiders, on way to Ohio, July 4, 1863, approached 200 USA Mich. Inf. under Col. O. H. Moore intrenched here. Morgan demanded surrender. Moore replied Fourth of July no day to entertain such a proposition. Eight CSA assaults repulsed in 3 . . . Map (db m99028) HM
21 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — L1515C — Michigan at Tebbs Bend
Side 1 During the first week of July 1863, while the people of the North and the South focused their attention on Gettysburg and Vicksburg, five Michigan companies defended the bridge across the Green River here at Tebbs Bend. They were . . . Map (db m99030) HM
22 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Morgan Held Prisoner In Pleasant Hill Church
September 1861 Morgan caught smuggling Confederate uniforms After Confederate forces occupied Columbus, a city in far western Kentucky, President Lincoln proclaimed that commercial trade with the Confederacy be stopped. . . . Map (db m99322) HM
23 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Morgan's Demand for SurrenderMoore's Refusal — July 4, 1863 —
7:00 AM Situation: Union Colonel Moore's forward rifle-pit was in the ravine to your left. The Confederate forces were on your right preparing to attack. Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan penned a note and gave it to Lt. Col. Robert A. . . . Map (db m133957) HM
24 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Morgan's Revenge
January 31, 1862 Morgan captures Federal telegraphers Morgan did not forget his imprisonment in Pleasant Hill Church. Now a captain in the Confederate Cavalry, John Hunt Morgan, with nine men and a guide, made his way from Bowling Green . . . Map (db m99324) HM
25 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Raid on the Hiestand-Chandler House
Great Raid July 4, 1863 Araminta Hiestand Chandler and her husband, Joseph Harrison Chandler, were living in this house, located a mile from Campbellsville on the Old Greensburg Road, during the Civil War. Joseph H. Chandler was . . . Map (db m99301) HM
26 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Rebel Guerrillas on Main Street
November 21, 1864 In the fall of 1864, Col. James W. Weatherford’s 13th Kentucky Cavalry force, USA, which guarded Campbellsville’s citizens from rebel activity, was reduced from 60 to 20 men. Just before a heavy November snowfall, . . . Map (db m99300) HM
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27 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Rebel New Year's Eve Party
Christmas Raid December 31, 1862 Robert Colvin's Warehouse Postmaster Robert Colvin owned the tobacco warehouse, which also housed the post office, that once stood here. During the Civil War, the U.S. Government leased the . . . Map (db m99293) HM
28 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — 1448 — Sanders Tavern
Side 1 Henry Sanders, Jr., (1776-1844) settled in this county in 1795. Besides building Sanders Tavern, parts of which stood until about 1947, he also built "Clay Hill," the home of his son James Sanders. He assisted in the survey of the . . . Map (db m99325) HM
29 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Second Taylor County Courthouse - 1867
Between 1856-1866, a Clerks' Office was built for the circuit and county clerks on the west end of the square and remains on that site today. The second courthouse, a single-story, brick building was completed in 1867 and was located on the east . . . Map (db m208544) HM
30 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Taylor County Vietnam Memorial
. . . Map (db m214809) WM
31 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — Taylor County War Memorial
In Honor and memory of those who served and died in defense of our country during World War I World War II Korean Conflict Vietnam War Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his country World . . . Map (db m214808) WM
32 Kentucky, Taylor County, Campbellsville — The Sanders Family in the Civil WarClay Hill and the Southern Connection
Early settler Henry Sanders, Jr. owned the land in every direction from where you are standing. Henry sanders built fine houses for his sons, James, Durham, and Robert. The house in front of you, "Clay Hill", was owned by James and Mary Ann Griffin . . . Map (db m99383) HM
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Jun. 6, 2023