“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 Booneville, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Owsley 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> Owsley County, KY (6) Breathitt County, KY (10) Clay County, KY (10) Jackson County, KY (2) Lee County, KY (6) Perry County, KY (7)  OwsleyCounty(6) Owsley County (6)  BreathittCounty(10) Breathitt County (10)  ClayCounty(10) Clay County (10)  JacksonCounty(2) Jackson County (2)  LeeCounty(6) Lee County (6)  PerryCounty(7) Perry County (7)
Booneville is the county seat for Owsley County
Booneville is in Owsley County
      Owsley County (6)  
      Breathitt County (10)  
      Clay County (10)  
      Jackson County (2)  
      Lee County (6)  
      Perry County (7)  
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1Kentucky, Owsley County, Booneville — 645 — A Masterful RetreatConfederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky
On Kentucky Route 11 at Kentucky Route 28, on the right when traveling north on State Route 11.
Gen. George W. Morgan’s 9000 USA force occupied Cumberland Gap June 18 to Sept. 17, 1862. Cut off from supplies, Morgan began a 200-mile retreat. From Manchester they moved in two columns, both seeking supplies, through here on to Proctor. Retreat . . . Map (db m49239) HM
2Kentucky, Owsley County, Booneville — 196 — Boone’s Station
On Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
Near this spot, Daniel Boone and party camped in 1780-1781. Camp called Boone’s Station until Owsley County was organized in 1843, then named Boonesville. Records show that Boone’s family owned land here until it moved to Missouri.Map (db m49243) HM
3Kentucky, Owsley County, Booneville — 561 — Civil War Actions
On Court Street (Kentucky Route 11) at Kentucky Route 28, on the right when traveling north on Court Street.
Retreating to Ohio from Cumberland Gap, part of USA Brig. Gen. Geo. W. Morgan’s command passed by here obtaining supplies Sept. 21, 1862. Force of 40 local citizens drove off 75 Southern partisans guerrillas April 14, 1864. Col. C. H. . . . Map (db m49242) HM
4Kentucky, Owsley County, Booneville — 813 — County Named, 1843
On Kentucky Route 11 at Kentucky Route 28, on the right when traveling north on State Route 11.
For Judge William Owsley, who was prominent in the Old Court – New Court Controversy, 1823. Born in Virginia, 1782. Came with parents to Lincoln County, 1783. Studied law with Judge John Boyle. State Legilature, two terms. Appointed Court of . . . Map (db m49188) HM
5Kentucky, Owsley County, Booneville — Owsley County Veterans Memorial
On South Court Street (Kentucky Route 11) near Main Street (Kentucky Route 30), on the left when traveling south.
This memorial is dedicated to Owsley County men who lost their lives in World War II Clarence Amis · Fred Baker · Harlan Baker · Hobert Baker · Harold Barrett · Everett Becknell · Charles Bowles · Charlie Bowman · Lester . . . Map (db m172529) WM
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Mar. 24, 2023