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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Grayson, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Carter 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 Carter County, KY (21) Boyd County, KY (28) Elliott County, KY (4) Greenup County, KY (31) Lawrence County, KY (7) Lewis County, KY (20) Rowan County, KY (20)  CarterCounty(21) Carter County (21)  BoydCounty(28) Boyd County (28)  ElliottCounty(4) Elliott County (4)  GreenupCounty(31) Greenup County (31)  LawrenceCounty(7) Lawrence County (7)  LewisCounty(20) Lewis County (20)  RowanCounty(20) Rowan County (20)
Grayson is the county seat for Carter County
Grayson is in Carter County
      Carter County (21)  
ADJACENT TO CARTER COUNTY
      Boyd County (28)  
      Elliott County (4)  
      Greenup County (31)  
      Lawrence County (7)  
      Lewis County (20)  
      Rowan County (20)  
 
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1Kentucky (Carter County), Grayson — 637 — A Masterful RetreatConfederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky.
Retreating from Cumberland Gap General George W. Morgan’s Union force of 8,000 men camped here Sept. 1862. CSA Morgan’s Raiders harassed USA, 30 miles along here; skirmishing, felling trees across roads and preempting food and supplies. Covering 200 . . . Map (db m145350) HM
2Kentucky (Carter County), Grayson — 642 — A Masterful RetreatConfederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky
As Gen. George W. Morgan's Union force, 8,000 when here, retreated from Cumberland Gap, they were harassed from West Liberty by CSA Gen. John H. Morgan's Raiders. Failure of reinforcements to reach here caused Confederates to leave Oct. 1, 1862 and . . . Map (db m73803) HM
3Kentucky (Carter County), Grayson — 221 — Civil War Reunion
In their blue and gray uniforms for over forty years, Civil War veterans gathered here annually, around campfires, with song and story, friends and former foes, revived war memories, and always a pilgrimage to graves of their comrades in cemetery of . . . Map (db m73788) WM
4Kentucky (Carter County), Grayson — 1247 — County Named, 1838
For Col. William Grayson Carter, state senator, 1834-36. The 88th Ky. county formed, 32nd in size. Carter was created from Greenup and Lawrence. Noted in early years for 5 iron furnaces, its clay products, industry developed in late 1800's. Carter . . . Map (db m73789) HM WM
5Kentucky (Carter County), Grayson — 1596 — Eastern Kentucky Railway
E. K. Railway purchased 25,000 acres of land in Little Sandy Valley at close of the Civil War. Tracks laid to this site June 10, 1871. Grayson was location of depot and repair shops. Stinson Branch was laid, 1893, with more straight track . . . Map (db m144463) HM
6Kentucky (Carter County), Grayson — 914 — Mount Savage Furnace
Six miles south, site of famous iron furnace, erected, 1848, by R. M. Biggs and others. Operated 37 years, averaging 15 tons pig iron daily which was hauled by ox teams to Ohio River for shipment. Iron produced here was used for rails, plows, . . . Map (db m144955) HM
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7Kentucky (Carter County), Grayson — 1148 — Pactolus Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Pactolus Furnace Built in 1824 by Joseph McMurtry and David L. Ward, on the site of an earlier bloomer forge. Its stone stack used charcoal fuel, and its air blast machinery was powered from a dam, 5 1/2 ft. high, in Little Sandy River. Capacity . . . Map (db m73787) HM
8Kentucky (Carter County), Grayson — We Honor William Jason Fields
In memory of William Jason Fields, United States Representative 1911-1923, Governor of Commonwealth of Kentucky 1923-1927. Born Dec. 29, 1874, Willard Ky. -Carter Co.Map (db m196300) HM
9Kentucky (Carter County), Grayson — World War I Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of our comrades who entered the service of their country. Those who were wounded and those who gave up their lives in the World War of 1917-1918. Sponsored by Moore-Armstrong Post No. 138, American Legion; Willie C. . . . Map (db m164262) WM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022