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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bardstown, Kentucky
Location of Bardstown, Kentucky
► Hardin County (51) ► Breckinridge County (17) ► Bullitt County (12) ► Grayson County (9) ► Hart County (50) ► Jefferson County (261) ► Larue County (21) ► Meade County (12) ► Nelson County (40) ► Harrison County, Indiana (46)
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|(Side One): Advancing Federals fired on Confederate troops led by Gen. John Hunt Morgan on Dec. 29, 1862, during a rear-guard action. Acquaintances Col. John Harlan and Col. Basil Duke fought on opposing sides. Wounded during the clash, Duke . . . — — Map (db m25152) HM|
|General John Hunt Morgan, his second in command Col. Basil Duke, and other senior officers were adjourning a meeting at the Hamilton Hall House near Lebanon Junction when their command of 4,000 was surprised by an attack made by 3,000 Union troops . . . — — Map (db m121972) HM|
An Early Turnpike
The Bardstown Louisville Turnpike Company, chartered by the Kentucky Legislature in 1831, was capitalized at $130,000, increased to $200,000. Shares owned half by individuals, half by state. Turnpike completed July 1, . . . — — Map (db m72337) HM|
| Side A Bardstown area was explored in mid-1770s. William Bard came here in 1780 as agent for his brother David, and John C. Owings and laid off the town. Settlement was first called Salem. A land grant of 1000 acres was issued by the . . . — — Map (db m74262) HM|
|A priest for 62 years, the "First Bishop of the West" became Bishop of Bardstown, 1810; of Louisville, 1841. Jurisdiction embraced area of Ky., Tenn., and old Northwest Territory. Flaget directed founding of colleges, congregations, and St. Joseph's . . . — — Map (db m74281) HM|
|Named by Lexington Rifles, under John Hunt Morgan, who camped here, Sept. 1861. Friendly people took no pay for food. With additional recruits, horses and supplies they joined Confederates at Green River Sept. 30. The Rifles were mustered in as . . . — — Map (db m25145) HM|
|(Side A) One mile south, site of The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church, second Baptist church consituted in Ky., July 5, 1781, fifth anniversary of Declaration of Independence. Pioneer settlers of nearby Rogers Station, 1780, Col. James . . . — — Map (db m30945) HM|
On October 4, 1862, Terry’s Texas Rangers, CSA, under the command of Col. John Wharton, were posted north of Bardstown at Fairgrounds crossroads on the Louisville Pike, to intercept units of Buell’s Union Army of the Ohio, . . . — — Map (db m72338) HM|
On CSA Invasion, Bragg's army of 28,000 camped here, Sept. 20 to Oct. 3, 1862. Moved to Harrodsburg, then met Buell's Union army in Battle of Perryville, Oct. 8.
CSA Gen. John H. Morgan, on raid, . . . — — Map (db m74301) HM|
|For Thomas Nelson, 1738 - 89. Member Va. House of Burgesses. In the first Provincial Convention, 1774; Continental Congress, 1775 - 77 and 1779. Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Commander of Va. Militia, 1777 - 81. Governor of Va., 1781. . . . — — Map (db m74282) HM|
|Inspiration for the state song of Kentucky by Stephen Collins Foster in 1853. Judge John Rowan, cousin, owned and had built back wing in 1795 and the front in 1818. Federal Hill became renowned as a center of legal, political and social activity. In . . . — — Map (db m100770) HM|
|Three miles north is site of first
church in area, erected ca. 1792
under Joseph Ferguson's leadership.
He led Methodist movement after
settling in Nelson Co. Church was
nucleus around which Salt River
circuit was formed. Original . . . — — Map (db m162507) HM|
Froman’s Road and Station
One mile to the northwest, Paul Froman, grandson of pioneer Joist Hite, cut his wagon road in 1781 from the Salt River stations near Bullitt’s Lick to his new station (1782) on the east side of Froman’s Creek. . . . — — Map (db m72335) HM|
| After a fresco in the Capitol at Washington which depicts John Fitch at work on the model of his first steamboat to effect a successful voyage
Beneath this monument are interred the mortal remains of John Fitch, Soldier and Inventor, . . . — — Map (db m158418) HM|
|Near here is site of Kincheloe's Station. Named for Capt. William Kincheloe, one of the leaders who established station in early 1780s. Later called Polke's Station for Chas. Polke, who claimed the land. Indians made a surprise attack in Sept., . . . — — Map (db m122024) HM|
|This remarkable commercial building was built for the brothers Samuel & Hector McLean, patterned on circa 1800 examples found in Philadelphia & Baltimore. Each ground floor room could serve a separate purpose, with the southwest room designed for . . . — — Map (db m74287) HM|
|Dedicated July 4, 1923
Gov. Edwin P. Morrow • Harry Giovanoli • A. T. Hert • Mrs. Clement French • Arch. H. Pullmam • Marvin H. Lewis • Young E. Allison • Mrs. A. T. Hert • Robt. W. Bingham • Mrs. S. Tescaton Ballard • C. Lee . . . — — Map (db m4770) HM|
|Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth since 1822. The first establishment was made in 1812 at St. Thomas Plantation five miles southwest of Bardstown. The site of Nazareth Academy, now Nazareth College of Kentucky, founded 1814, . . . — — Map (db m72336) HM|
| Dedicated to the Memory of Those who Offered their Lives in the Service of our Country during W.W. I - W.W. II - Korean and These During the Vietnam Conflict.
SP4 Raymond S. Ford Feb. 20, 1966 •
CPL William Russell Taylor Aug. 28, 1966 •
PVT . . . — — Map (db m74347) WM|
This log school house (circa 1840) was located 1 mile from Cox's Station which was the first fort built in Nelson County. The 1882 Precinct Map shows the original location of school in the midst of agricultural fields, not in . . . — — Map (db m136736) HM|
In honor of Bardstown’s
sister city in France
Benedict Joseph Flaget
— — Map (db m119699) HM|
|Site of station located on 1,000-acre tract "marked and improved" in 1775 by Col. James Rogers. Born Va., 1742; died Ky., 1828. Fought in Dunmore's War, 1774, and Revolutionary War. Appointed Colonel of Nelson Co., Ky. Militia and a Justice of the . . . — — Map (db m30984) HM|
|Site in valley to east, one of most famous duels in Kentucky because of prominent men involved. John Rowan, later jurist, and US Senator. His second, George M. Bibb, Kentucky Chief Justice, US Senator, Secretary of Treasury. Dr. James Chambers was . . . — — Map (db m122026) HM|
|The cradle of the Catholic Church in Ky., 1/2 mile east. In 1811, became residence of Bishop Flaget and Father David, when pioneering Saint Joseph's Cathedral, Saint Joseph's College and the old Bethlehem Academy in Bardstown. First home, 1812, of . . . — — Map (db m122027) HM|
|Bardstown's first school, 1788, formed by Va. act. James Priestley, the noted educator, in charge. One class of Kentuckians later noted in life consisted of John Rowan, Judge and US Senator; Joe Daveiss, lawyer and hero in Battle of Tippecanoe; John . . . — — Map (db m325) HM|
|The first successful amputation of a leg at the hip joint in US. Done here by Dr. Walter Brashear in 1806 without any precedent to guide him. The patient was a seventeen-year-old boy whose leg had been badly mangled.
Dr. Brashear was born in 1776, . . . — — Map (db m74283) HM|
|Organized July 4, 1781, as Cedar Creek Baptist Society. Constituted by Joseph Barnett, first pastor. Assisted by John Gerrard and John Whitaker. Early members and trustees included Col. James Rogers, Atkinson Hill, Evan Williams, Anthony Foster and . . . — — Map (db m30947) HM|
|One of the oldest houses in Bardstown, the west side stone portion has to date from before 1795. On one side of the "settled lots," improved by Samuel Duncan under the lottery terms of settlement, it was the residence of both William Pope Duval and . . . — — Map (db m74288) HM|
|Black's Store and Tavern operated here on Lot #64 by 1820. Moses Black, the tavernkeeper, was also a noted coppersmith who signed his craft-work and had his copper-works in a log shop at the rear of the tavern. The new name for Black's Tavern became . . . — — Map (db m74290) HM|
|The stone portion of the Talbott Tavern dates before 1790 --- probably built to serve as Salem Academy. The first owner of record about 1800, Wm. Rose Hynes began to add brick wings to the stone part. He started the tavern operation with the first . . . — — Map (db m74284) HM|
|Capt. Ralph Sheldon, leading several hundred Confederates of Company C, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, descended on Bardstown on Sunday morning, July 5, 1863. They drove the handful of Union troops occupying Bardstown into a livery stable two blocks . . . — — Map (db m74291) HM|
| In Memory
Dedicated to These Men who Gave their Lives in Vietnam 1969 for the Preservation of Freedom.
SSG. Harold M. Brown •
1SG. Luther M. Chappel •
SP4. David B. Collins •
SP4. Joseph R. McIlvoy •
SSG. James T. Moore •
SGT. . . . — — Map (db m74355) WM|
|This Georgian mansion, built ca. 1815 by Charles A. Wickliffe, is known as the home of 3 governors: the builder, gov. of Ky., 1839-40; his son, Robert C. Wickliffe, gov. of Louisiana, 1856-60; and his grandson, J. C. W. Beckham, gov. of Ky., . . . — — Map (db m324) HM|
|One of the oldest banks in Kentucky, founded in 1865, it operated first 1865 - 1867 under the name of Richard Shipp & Company, Bankers. From 1867 through 1869 it was the banking house of William W. George, Jr. & Company. From 1869 through 1976, the . . . — — Map (db m74289) HM|