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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Augusta, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Bracken County, Kentucky and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Bracken County, KY (32) Harrison County, KY (24) Mason County, KY (83) Pendleton County, KY (8) Robertson County, KY (12) Brown County, OH (66) Clermont County, OH (122)  BrackenCounty(32) Bracken County (32)  HarrisonCounty(24) Harrison County (24)  MasonCounty(83) Mason County (83)  PendletonCounty(8) Pendleton County (8)  RobertsonCounty(12) Robertson County (12)  BrownCountyOhio(66) Brown County (66)  ClermontCounty(122) Clermont County (122)
Brooksville is the county seat for Bracken County
Augusta is in Bracken County
      Bracken County (32)  
ADJACENT TO BRACKEN COUNTY
      Harrison County (24)  
      Mason County (83)  
      Pendleton County (8)  
      Robertson County (12)  
      Brown County, Ohio (66)  
      Clermont County, Ohio (122)  
 
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1 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — 1811 Historic Jail
Oldest jail in Kentucky still on the original site.Map (db m247473) HM
2 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — 750 — A Foster Inspiration
Stephen Collins Foster, as youth, visited here, May 1833. His uncle, Dr. Joseph S. Tomlinson, was then President of Augusta College. The musical, harmonious voices from the old Negro church on the hill floated softly over the town. “It can . . . Map (db m136271) HM
3 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — 94 — Augusta College — 1822 - 1849
In 1822 the trustees of Bracken Academy with conferences of the Methodist Church of Kentucky and Ohio, merged to found Augusta College. The first established Methodist college in the world.Map (db m85801) HM
4 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — Augusta Confederate Monument
In memory of eight unknown Confederate soldiers killed at Augusta, KY. Sept. 27, 1862.Map (db m85979) WM
5 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — 501 — Augusta In Civil War
By Sept. 1862 6,000 Union troops had gone from this district. Only 100 Home Guards left, under Col. Bradford. On Sept. 27, Col. Duke with 350 Morgan Raiders attacked. Guards secreted in houses fought until Raiders penetrated area, burned and . . . Map (db m85877) HM
6 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — Augusta World War II Veterans Memorial
Bracken Countians Killed in WWII • T/S Tice C. Adams Killed in Germany, 1944 • S/Sgt. Harry L. Bonar Killed in Germany, 1944 • George W. Booker Killed in Action • Pfc. Louie T. Bruin Killed in France, 1944 • Pfc Emmit B. Collins Killed in WWII • . . . Map (db m247465) WM
7 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — Augusta World War Memorial
Lest We Forget World War I Andrew Ballinger • Ottie Case • Earl Fronk • Hobert Galbraith • Robert Gerhard • Virgil C. Hester • Herbert M. Hill • Hugh Jett • Willie Lucas • Eugene O. McAtee • Charles Teegarden World War II Tice C. Adams • . . . Map (db m85926) WM
8 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — 1213 — Bracken County Wine
During the 1870s, leading wine-producing county of US, furnishing over 30,000 gallons annually, half the entire national production. Germans, finding soil here similar to that in France and Spain, brought grape cultivation and wine production to . . . Map (db m136283) HM
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9 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — 861 — Bracken County, 1796 — Reported missing
Formed from parts of Campbell and Mason. Named for William Bracken, hunter, fisherman, Indian fighter, came here 1773. Birthplace of John Gregg Fee, founder of Berea College, 1855. Birthplace and home of Dr. Joshua Taylor Bradford, . . . Map (db m136282) HM
10 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — Built by B.F. Powers
who helped establish the second largest tobacco market in the world Cincinnati Ohio 1860Map (db m217856) HM
11 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — Dr. Joshua T. Bradford Home & Office — circa 1797
Noted for the distinctive Virginia "Piedmont" style entrances, Dr. Joshua Taylor Bradford, a pioneering surgeon, lived and had his office here. Dr. Bradford organized the Bracken County militia and heroically lead his home guard against superior . . . Map (db m217844) HM
12 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — In Memory of All American Veterans
This memorial honors all American veterans who, although separated by generations, shared a common, undeniable goal – to valiantly protect our country's freedoms. The memories of these American veterans will continue to live on whenever and . . . Map (db m217868) WM
13 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — In Memory of All American Veterans
This memorial honors all American veterans who, although separated by generations, shared a common, undeniable goal – to valiantly protect our country's freedoms. The memories of these American veterans will continue to live on whenever and . . . Map (db m217869) WM
14 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — James H. Armstrong Store — circa 1796
During the Civil War this building was the mercantile store of James H. Armstrong, a noted Confederate sympathizer. The building was set on fire during the Battle of Augusta but was not seriously damaged. The bodies of the Bracken County militia . . . Map (db m247536) HM
15 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — 1842 — Philip Buckner (1747-1820)
Captain Philip Buckner, an Englishman, was a Revolutionary War veteran. He came to Va., served adopted colony as issuing commissary, received extensive land grants, then settled here. In 1797, he donated this lot for Augusta Public Square as part of . . . Map (db m86656) HM
16 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — Schoolfield Preparatory School — Bracken County's First School — Built in 1797 —
This log cabin was built using white oak logs cut in 1797, with the oldest log displaying a growth ring from 1690. It is believed to be the oldest school building still standing in the tri-state region. Due to its larger size and high-quality . . . Map (db m217843) HM
17 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — The Battle of Augusta Walking Tour
The Civil War came to Augusta on September 27, 1862, a day of fierce fighting between pro-Union home guards led by Colonel Joshua Taylor Bradford, and Confederate cavalry led by Colonel Basil Duke, brother-in-law of General John Hunt Morgan, . . . Map (db m217855) HM
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18 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — Wells - Myers Home — circa 1858
Believed to have been built by Lewis Wells, a descendant of one of the founding fathers of Augusta, this home was owned by Thomas Myers during the Civil War who also owned the Myers in downtown Augusta. During the Battle of Augusta, this house and . . . Map (db m247541) HM
19 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta — Whitehall
Ancestral home of General George C. Marshall Built by Arthur Thome circa 1809Map (db m247539) HM
20 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta, Lewis Township — 2583 — Fort Ancient Village at Augusta / Who Were Fort Ancient People?
Fort Ancient Village at Augusta Augusta is located on the site of a major settlement of the Fort Ancient people, who lived here between AD 1500 and 1650. The village consisted of large communal houses built around a central plaza. Archaeologists . . . Map (db m217822) HM
21 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta, Lewis Township — George Catlett Marshall, Jr.
"Architect of Victory" in World War II U.S. Army Chief of Staff, 1939-1945 Secretary of State, 1947-1949 Father of The "Marshall Plan", 1947 Secretary of Defense, 1950-1951 Nobel Peace Laureate, 1953, First Soldier so honored Both of . . . Map (db m247463) WM
22 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta, Lewis Township — Judge JR Minor Home
. . . Map (db m217837) HM
23 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta, Lewis Township — Thomas L. Appelman Memorial Park
Named for the former mayor who was one of the leading citizens in the history of Augusta. He was born in the nearby Bracken County community of Chatham in 1935. He married Betty Habermehl in 1956 and together they had 8 children beginning in 1970, . . . Map (db m247474) HM
24 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta, Lewis Township — V.F.W. Post 9535 Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those who paid the supreme sacrifice and all from Bracken County who fought to preserve our freedom World War I Andrew D. Ballinger • Jesse Bratton • Clarence Bruist • Ottie Case • John R. Clark • Harry Commodore • Louis Fogle . . . Map (db m247542) WM
25 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta, Lewis Township — Weeping Eye Gorget / General John Payne
Weeping Eye Gorget This classic Fort Ancient marine conch gorget was found in Augusta ca. 1950 at site 14BK4. General John Payne While a resident of Augusta, Payne wrote Gen. Lewis Collins and informed James Overton that he had . . . Map (db m217841) HM
26 Kentucky, Bracken County, Augusta, Lewis Township — Welcome To The City Of Augusta Kentucky
A Place To Visit 1 Jenny Ann Ferry - Open daily 8am-8pm. Ferry services have been operation in Augusta since April 2. 1798. Passengers are transported between Augusta and Boude's landing. located one mile west of Higginsport, Ohio, . . . Map (db m247470) HM
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