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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cynthiana, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Harrison 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 Harrison County, KY (24) Bourbon County, KY (33) Bracken County, KY (23) Grant County, KY (6) Nicholas County, KY (10) Pendleton County, KY (8) Robertson County, KY (12) Scott County, KY (45)  HarrisonCounty(24) Harrison County (24)  BourbonCounty(33) Bourbon County (33)  BrackenCounty(23) Bracken County (23)  GrantCounty(6) Grant County (6)  NicholasCounty(10) Nicholas County (10)  PendletonCounty(8) Pendleton County (8)  RobertsonCounty(12) Robertson County (12)  ScottCounty(45) Scott County (45)
Cynthiana is the county seat for Harrison County
Cynthiana is in Harrison County
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1 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — 2312 — 1st Battle of Cynthiana / 2nd Battle of Cynthiana
(Front):1st Battle of CynthianaDuring CSA Col. John H. Morgan’s 1st KY Raid, on July 17, 1862, 875 CSA hit town via the Georgetown Pike. 350 US troops & Home Guard defended town from houses. Morgan attacked across Licking River and . . . Map (db m35858) HM
2 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — 9/11 20th Anniversary Memorial
[Bench back] When Americans lend a hand to another, nothing is impossible. We are not about what happened on 9/11. We are about what happened on 9/12. [Bench seat] 09-11-2001 We will never forget 343 firefighters • 72 . . . Map (db m218093) HM
3 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — 651 — A Renowned Piscator
Dr. James A. Henshall, 1836-1925, author Book of the Black Bass and others, brought fame to Kentucky's South Licking, Elkhorn, and Stoner streams. He came here to practice medicine. During Civil War treated wounds for US and Confederate men. . . . Map (db m35859) HM
4 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — 2455 — Battle of Keller's Bridge
After capturing Cynthiana early June 11, 1864, CSA Gen. John H. Morgan attacked Union Gen. Edward H. Hobson at Keller’s Bridge on the Kentucky Central Railroad. The 171st Ohio Infantry, with 600 “100-days men,” arrived at dawn by rail from . . . Map (db m218053) HM
5 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — Civil War in Cynthiana, Kentucky Reported damaged
Rebel Raider John Hunt Morgan's two famous Kentucky raids in 1862 and 1864 included significant engagements with Union forces at Cynthiana. Morgan's mission was to destroy railroad facilities, disrupt communications, acquire supplies, recruit, . . . Map (db m218101) HM
6 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — 1171 — County Named, 1793Harrison County
For Colonel Benjamin Harrison, who came to area, 1776. Served as Col. in Revolution from Penn. He was a member, 1787 and 1788 Kentucky Conventions, 1792 Constitutional Convention at Danville. Elected to Kentucky Legislature in 1793. County formed . . . Map (db m67683) HM
7 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — Cynthiana Confederate Memorial
Erected May 27, 1869 by the Cynthiana Confederate Memorial Association in memory of the Confederate dead who fell in defense of constitutional liberty Their names shall never be forgot while fame her record keeps, and glory . . . Map (db m172625) WM
8 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — 1069 — Death Valley Scotty
Native of Cynthiana. Walter E. Scott (Death Valley Scotty), gold prospector, whose fabulous tales of Death Valley, Calif., lost gold mines fooled investors. Stories supported by $3,000,000 castle in desert provided by millionaire of Chicago, who . . . Map (db m36088) HM
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9 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — Destroyers-USS Cassin
DD43, 1913-1935 DD372, 1935-1947 This bell is dedicated to all those killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941. USS Cassin, DD43, was torpedoed in WWI. USS Cassin, DD372, was bombed and burned at Pearl Harbor, . . . Map (db m67686) WM
10 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — Former Site of Banneker High School1937-1963
School named for Benjamin Banneker Principals were W. E. Newsom E. O. David Consolidated with Harrison County School System 1963Map (db m218105) HM
11 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — Harrison County Courthouse
Harrison County Courthouse Cynthiana, Ky 41031 Court Square given to county by Robert Harrison 1792 Third and present courthouse erected 1853 Original contractor, John Huddleston Clock and bell added 1856 North and south wings . . . Map (db m172592) HM
12 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — Harrison County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all men and women from Harrison County who served in all branches of the military service on behalf of our country Distinguished gallantry and valor above and beyond the call of duty Once in our lives Forever in our hearts . . . Map (db m172600) WM
13 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — Harrison County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial March 1962 – January 1973 “The noblest of mankind … those who offered and gave their lives for their country.” Clifton Frederick, Jr. Sept. 5, 1930 - Jan. 22, 1967 Army SP6 David Glenn . . . Map (db m218100) WM
14 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — Harrison County World War I Memorial
In honor of those from Harrison County who served their country in the War of 1917 - 1918Map (db m171794) WM
15 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — Harrison County World War II/Korean War Memorial
In memory of our heroic dead World War II Edward R. Dearing • Carl W. Whitson • Robert C. Luke • Edgar E. Anness • Hillard C. Mullin • James E. Rees • Benjamin R. Whiteker • Jerry Walsh • John W. Monson • Stanley R. Justice • Martin L. . . . Map (db m218098) WM
16 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — Korean War Memorial
Those who gave their lives to stop the advance of Communism Korean Service Medal This memorial is dedicated to those from Harrison County who served with honor and valor to preserve the cause of freedom and halted aggression against the . . . Map (db m172025) WM
17 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — 1220 — Lindsey Cemetery / Makemson Mill and Distillery
Lindsey Cemetery Located one-half mile east, this pioneer cemetery is the burial place of settlers, among them four Revolutionary War veterans, Rangers of the Frontiers, 1778-83: Capt. Thomas Moore, Capt. William Moore, Lt. David Lindsey, John . . . Map (db m218052) HM
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18 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — Memorial to the September 11, 2001 Attack on America
On September 11, 2001, there were a series of four coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States of America. On that morning, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. The hijackers intentionally . . . Map (db m218096) HM
19 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — North / South
North United States 200th anniversary time capsule buried in 1976 contains histories of families, places and businesses of Harrison County to be opened in 50 years on July 4, 2026. South Harrison County's 175th anniversary history capsule . . . Map (db m218104) HM
20 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — 1539 — Old Log Court House
Oldest house in Cynthiana, built 1790. Young Henry Clay practiced law here, 1806. In 1817, city's first newspaper, the Guardian of Liberty was printed by Adam Keenan, assisted by H. H. Kavanaugh, later a noted Bishop, and Dudley Mann, who . . . Map (db m84384) HM
21 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — 107 — Ruddle's Station
Settled by John Hinkston 1775. Abandoned 1776. Rebuilt by Isaac Ruddle 1779. Destroyed by British and Indians under Captain Henry Bird 1780. Hinkston later settled opposite this site.Map (db m84385) HM
22 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — 673 — The Confederates Here
CSA Gen. John H. Morgan's Cavalry on first Kentucky raid defeated USA here, July 17, 1862. Burned railroad depot and Union stores. June 11, 1864, Morgan again took area. Next day reinforced USA defeated CSA who retreated to Virginia. Gen. Henry . . . Map (db m218121) HM
23 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana — 1428 — The Old Cemetery
Only burial ground in Cynthiana from 1793 to 1868. Located on four acres deeded to the city by Robert Harrison, owner of land on which Cynthiana founded. Samuel January, first Mayor, and other prominent early citizens buried here. First school in . . . Map (db m67681) HM
24 Kentucky, Harrison County, Cynthiana, Oddville — 692 — Morgan's Last Raid
On tragic last Kentucky raid, CSA Gen John H. Morgan and Raiders entered state June 1, 1864, took Mt. Sterling June 8, lost it on 9th, took Lexington on 10th, and Cynthiana on 11th. USA under Gen. S. G. Burbridge defeated CSA next day. Morgan . . . Map (db m218050) HM
 
 
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