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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Carlisle, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Bourbon 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> Bourbon County, KY (34) Bath County, KY (13) Clark County, KY (54) Fayette County, KY (276) Harrison County, KY (24) Montgomery County, KY (21) Nicholas County, KY (10) Scott County, KY (45)  BourbonCounty(34) Bourbon County (34)  BathCounty(13) Bath County (13)  ClarkCounty(54) Clark County (54)  FayetteCounty(276) Fayette County (276)  HarrisonCounty(24) Harrison County (24)  MontgomeryCounty(21) Montgomery County (21)  NicholasCounty(10) Nicholas County (10)  ScottCounty(45) Scott County (45)
Paris is the county seat for Bourbon County
Carlisle is in Bourbon County
      Bourbon County (34)  
      Bath County (13)  
      Clark County (54)  
      Fayette County (276)  
      Harrison County (24)  
      Montgomery County (21)  
      Nicholas County (10)  
      Scott County (45)  
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1 Kentucky, Bourbon County, Carlisle — Edward Boone1740- 1780
Edward Boone was killed by Indians here on the banks of Boone Creek on Oct. 4, 1780, while hunting with his brother Daniel. He was buried here the next day by Daniel and a party from Boone’s Station, near Athens, Ky, where Edward, Daniel and their . . . Map (db m172021) HM
2 Kentucky, Bourbon County, Carlisle — 2059 — Edward Boone (1740-80)
Death site of Edward Boone, a brother of renowned Kentucky pioneer Daniel Boone. Edward was killed by Indians here Oct 1780 at age 40 while hunting with Daniel. Boone Creek named for Edward. Daniel and Edward wed sisters, Rebecca and Martha Bryan, . . . Map (db m171825) HM
3 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 1764 — Carlisle Passenger Depot
Built in 1912 by L & N soon after original frame depot burned. The Lexington and Maysville Railroad was completed to Carlisle by 1871; railroad joined L & N system, 1891. Land donated for depot by thirteen citizens and businesses in 1882. Depot . . . Map (db m136708) HM
4 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 1230 — Col. Daniel Boone1734-1820
Daniel Boone's last home in Ky. In spring of 1795, Daniel Boone and his wife returned from Va. and built log cabin. Restored cabin. ← Boone and family lived here until they moved to Louisiana Territory (Missouri), 1799. Boone fought in last . . . Map (db m136919) HM
5 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 708 — County Name's Sake
George Nicholas, 1743-99, born in Virginia. Colonel, Revolutionary War. Zealous advocate of Virginia adoption of Federal Constitution, 1788. He came to Kentucky, 1790. "Brightest luminary" in Kentucky's first constitutional convention. First . . . Map (db m137219) HM
6 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 2053 — Dr. Charles W. Mathers 1856-1937 / Nicholas County Benefactor
Dr. Charles W. Mathers 1856-1937 This Nicholas Co. native served as county judge; state representative, 1888 and 1890; and state senator, 1908. He was a medical doctor, extensive landowner, agriculturist, pres. of Farmers Bank of . . . Map (db m137216) HM
7 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 660 — Forest Retreat
Built in 1820 by Thomas Metcalfe, born Va. 1780, died 1855, buried here. Capt., War of 1812; member Congress 1819-28; Governor 1828-32; Ky. Senate 1834-38; U.S. Senate 1848-49, completing Crittenden's term. "Old Stone Hammer" laid the foundation, . . . Map (db m136918) HM
8 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 2608 — Major John Miller / Millersburg, Kentucky
Major John Miller In 1778 Major John Miller led a company of 14 men, known as the “Miller Company,” from Carlisle, PA to Kentucky. After multiple trips to and from the state, Miller & his family settled on their land in 1798, resulting in the . . . Map (db m218134) HM
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9 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 935 — Old Concord Church
Organized 1793, 2½ miles south. Site of Presbyterian Church and school made famous by its pioneer pastors: John Rankin, Barton W. Stone, Sam'l Shannon, John Rogers, John P. Campbell, Samuel Rannels, Robert Marshall, Robert Finley, James Welsh. . . . Map (db m137228) HM
10 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 2350 — Tanner Station1784
David Tanner, early Kentucky pioneer, landowner, and entrepreneur owned a salt works on the Lower Blue Licks. A fort built over a spring protected the salt workers from Indian attacks. Settlers such as Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton stopped here to . . . Map (db m180486) HM
11 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 1353 — Tollgate House
One of last to operate in Kentucky. There were 13 of these, spaced 5 miles apart and at edge of each town, along Maysville to Lexington Road. The Maysville, Washington, Paris and Lexington Turnpike Co. built road, 1829-1835, owned toll houses. In . . . Map (db m218128) HM
12 Kentucky, Robertson County, Carlisle — Blue Licks Battlefield
On August 19, 1782, Pioneers suffered a bitter defeat and were routed by their Revolutionary War enemies. Captain Caldwell concealed his British and Indian army along the ravines leading from this hilltop to the Licking River. Advancing into this . . . Map (db m90717) HM
13 Kentucky, Robertson County, Carlisle — Buffalo Trace
Long before the Pioneer came to Kentucky, herds of buffalo roamed this region. A wide path, known as a Buffalo Trace, was made by the buffalo and later used by Indians and Pioneers. This Trace extended from the Ohio River to the salt springs at Blue . . . Map (db m90682) HM
14 Kentucky, Robertson County, Carlisle — Great Indian Warrior Trading Path
A western branch of this vital Colonial Road passed close to this area on the original Animal Trace formed by migrating animals seeking salt deposits. It is the northernmost portion of the Warriors Path in Kentucky. It connects the Shawnee in the . . . Map (db m90638) HM
15 Kentucky, Robertson County, Carlisle — 897 — Patriot-Pioneer
Site of home and grave of Major Geo. M. Bedinger over on hilltop. Born Pa. 1756. Died 1843. Officer War of Revolution. In defense of Boonesborough, 1779, and at siege of Yorktown, 1781. In 1784 came back to Ky. First to survey this area. Indian . . . Map (db m136921) HM
16 Kentucky, Robertson County, Carlisle — Pioneer Pursuit
The Pioneers advanced up this Buffalo Trace to the hilltop in pursuit of the British led Indians. Major Silas Harlan leading an advance guard, was followed by three divisions under the command of Colonel Daniel Boone ~ right line; Colonel John Todd . . . Map (db m137363) HM
17 Kentucky, Robertson County, Carlisle — The Martyrs of the Last Battle of The Revolution
Lie buried here.Map (db m164298) WM
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18 Kentucky, Robertson County, Carlisle — Unknown Heros of the Battle of the Blue Licks
Side 1 "No historian, who will give a faithful account of the settlement and transactions of this country, will omit to speak of the battle and the place at which it was fought." Court of Appeals of Kentucky To the unknown . . . Map (db m164293) WM
19 Kentucky, Robertson County, Carlisle — William Jobe "Bill" Curtis
To William J. Curtis....whose unselfish service in the cause of the project was unflagging, honor is due." The Carlisle Mercury, August 23, 1928
William Jobe "Bill” Curtis was born in Robertson County, . . . Map (db m209448) HM
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May. 23, 2024