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Historical Markers in Eddyville, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Lyon 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 Lyon County, KY (21) Caldwell County, KY (19) Crittenden County, KY (10) Livingston County, KY (21) Marshall County, KY (14) Trigg County, KY (28)  LyonCounty(21) Lyon County (21)  CaldwellCounty(19) Caldwell County (19)  CrittendenCounty(10) Crittenden County (10)  LivingstonCounty(21) Livingston County (21)  MarshallCounty(14) Marshall County (14)  TriggCounty(28) Trigg County (28)
Eddyville is the county seat for Lyon County
Eddyville is in Lyon County
      Lyon County (21)  
ADJACENT TO LYON COUNTY
      Caldwell County (19)  
      Crittenden County (10)  
      Livingston County (21)  
      Marshall County (14)  
      Trigg County (28)  
 
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1Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — Andrew Jackson SmithMedal of Honor Recipient
Born in Lyon County Kentucky, Corporal Andrew Jackson Smith (1843-1932) served as a member of the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the United States Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for extraordinary valor in the face of deadly enemy . . . Map (db m124038) HM
2Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — Crittenden Lyon
Lyon was the son of Matthew Lyon. He represented Caldwell County in the Kentucky House of Representatives during 1822-24 when Lyon County was still a part of that county. As a Jacksonian he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives serving . . . Map (db m124036) HM
3Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — 1598 — Dr. George M. Huggans
Home of G.M. Huggans (1815-1866), an early doctor of Eddyville. He was asked to judge sanity of Wm. Kelly. Kelly's dream of a material more malleable and stronger than iron and experiments using cold air led to charges of insanity. . . . Map (db m169117) HM
4Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — 509 — Eddyville
Several brisk skirmishes took place in this area because of the importance of Cumberland River navigation. Oct. 17, 1864 Gen. H. B. Lyon with small CSA force attacked Union garrison, which surrendered and was taken from town. Union gunboat "Silver . . . Map (db m169115) HM
5Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — 1231 — Last Skirmish in Ky.
Overlooking site, now underwater, where last significant Civil War skirmish east of the Miss. River occurred, Apr. 29, 1865. US force under Capt. S. M. Overby driven back after attacking about 140 Confederates from Army of Northern Virginia, . . . Map (db m169111) HM
6Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — 1245 — Lyon County, 1854
The 102nd Kentucky county. Formed from a part of Caldwell, it was named for Col. Chittenden Lyon. Born in Vermont, 1787. Came here with father, Col. Matthew Lyon, in 1801. Had large mercantile and farming interests. Member state legislature, . . . Map (db m123684) HM
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7Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — 1364 — Mammoth Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Mammoth Furnace Built ¾ miles west in 1845 by Charles and John Stacker, a stone stack 31½ ft. high, 9 ft. across inside at widest. Steam-powered, charcoal-fueled, it made white, unusually hard pig iron from ore deposits near furnace, . . . Map (db m169129) HM
8Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — 130 — Matthew Lyon
Grave of Matthew Lyon (1750-1822). Soldier, politician, pioneer. Protested Sedition Acts. Moved to Eddyville 1801. Kentucky Representative 1802; Congressman 1803-1811. Died Spadra Buff, Ark. Reinterred, Eddyville Cemetery 1833.Map (db m123758) HM
9Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — 779 — Mineral Mound
Site of the home of Willis B. Machen, 1810-93, farmer, manufacturer, lawyer, legislator. A courageous leader of strong convictions and unimpeachable integrity. Member Ky. Constitution Convention 1849, State Senate 1853, House of Rep. 1856-60, . . . Map (db m123742) HM
10Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — 2346 — Mineral Mound Home Site
Home of Willis B. Machen (1810-93). He was a member of the Kentucky Constitutional Convention 1849, Ky. Senate 1853, Ky. House of Rep. 1855-61, Confederate Congress 1861-65, US Senate 1872-73. He was one of only a few that served in both CSA and . . . Map (db m169118) HM
11Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — Rose Hill
Built by Robert Livingston Cobb Circa 1834 National Register 1981 Old Eddyville Historic DistrictMap (db m169113) HM
12Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — St. Stephen Catholic Church
St. Stephen Church stands as a reminder of the power and potential of community spirit, a spirit that has now extended into a second century. The church's origin ties directly to a group of German immigrants that settled in this area in the late . . . Map (db m169131) HM
13Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — 1423 — Tenn. Rolling Mills
Moved from Nashville to a site one mile west, 1845-46, by Thomas Tennessee Watson, Daniel Hillman. Pig iron from charcoal-fueled blast furnaces in this vicinity was processed into boiler plate, sheets, beams and other articles here for . . . Map (db m169108) HM
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14Kentucky (Lyon County), Eddyville — 2603 — The Battle of Saratoga / Saratoga United Methodist Church
The Battle of Sarataga The confrontation at Saratoga was one of the earliest Civil War actions in Kentucky. On Oct. 26, 1861, 300 Union soldiers surprised 160 Confederate recruits stationed here, which resulted in 7 CSA deaths & 3 . . . Map (db m169110) HM
 
 
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Nov. 30, 2022