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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Golden Pond, Kentucky
Location of Golden Pond, Kentucky
► Trigg County (15) ► Caldwell County (19) ► Calloway County (9) ► Christian County (30) ► Lyon County (21) ► Marshall County (14) ► Stewart County, Tennessee (85)
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|Nathan Futrell reputed to be the youngest drummer boy in War of the Revolution, was born, N.C., 1773. Joined N.C. Continental Militia. Married, 1798, came to Ky., 1799. Settled here on Ford's Creek, 1820, where he farmed, set out the first apple . . . — — Map (db m136772) HM|
|A town from 1882-1969. Named for nearby pond which gives a golden reflection from the sunrays. It was originally two settlements, Fungo and Golden Pond, later becoming one. Twice destroyed by fire and rebuilt, 1898 and 1936. The town prospered from . . . — — Map (db m123648) HM|
| Laura Furnace Site of one of several furnaces operated in the region between the rivers, now lakes. This one, Laura, built 1855 by Tennesseeans at cost of $40,000. Produced iron successfully, employing as many as 130, until Civil War forced it . . . — — Map (db m136770) HM|
|Settlement of German immigrants founded the first Catholic Church in the county, 1882, a mission of the Louisville diocese. Prussian agriculture, architecture, and traditions flourished under their influence. Due to migration the parish declined . . . — — Map (db m123649) HM|