“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Greenup, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Greenup 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> Greenup County, KY (35) Boyd County, KY (41) Carter County, KY (21) Lewis County, KY (20) Lawrence County, OH (23) Scioto County, OH (63)  GreenupCounty(35) Greenup County (35)  BoydCounty(41) Boyd County (41)  CarterCounty(21) Carter County (21)  LewisCounty(20) Lewis County (20)  LawrenceCountyOhio(23) Lawrence County (23)  SciotoCounty(63) Scioto County (63)
Greenup is the county seat for Greenup County
Greenup is in Greenup County
      Greenup County (35)  
      Boyd County (41)  
      Carter County (21)  
      Lewis County (20)  
      Lawrence County, Ohio (23)  
      Scioto County, Ohio (63)  
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1 Kentucky, Greenup County, Greenup — 520 — A Masterful RetreatConfederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky
USA Brigadier General George W. Morgan with 8000 men reached here October 3, 1862 on way to Camp Dennison, Ohio, after retreating over 200 miles from Cumberland Gap in 16 days, harassed by CSA Morgan’s Raiders. USA forces had held Gap but . . . Map (db m126367) HM
2 Kentucky, Greenup County, Greenup — 976 — Buffalo Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Buffalo Furnace A major producer of iron in the Hanging Rock Region 1851-75, an important Union Army supplier in Civil War. Built by H. Hollister and Ross. Stone stack originally was 36 ½ feet high, with a steam powered air blast. . . . Map (db m73782) HM WM
3 Kentucky, Greenup County, Greenup — 2247 — Camp Swigert
Side 1 Union Civil War training camp was organized Dec 12, 1861. Made up of 20-25 acres. It became center of volunteer enlistees under command of Col. D.W. Lindsey. Recruits from surrounding counties, Frankfort & Louisville were assigned . . . Map (db m73769) HM
4 Kentucky, Greenup County, Greenup — 784 — County Named, 1803
County named, 1803, for Christopher Greenup, governor of Kentucky, 1804-08. Born in Virginia, 1750, officer in American Revolution. Began law practice in Kentucky, 1783. Clear of Virginia court for the district or Kentucky, 1785-92. Member, . . . Map (db m126369) HM
5 Kentucky, Greenup County, Greenup — 1178 — E. K. Railway
A major factor in development of this area, the Eastern Kentucky Railway opened from the Ohio River here to Argillite in 1867; finally reached Webbville, Lawrence Co., 1889. It hauled local timber, iron ore, and coal, but never fulfilled its owners' . . . Map (db m73781) HM
6 Kentucky, Greenup County, Greenup — Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
Tribute to the Founders of Greenbo Lake State Resort Park-The progressive citizens of Greenup and Boyd Counties, aware of the need for outdoor recreation, organized the Greenbo Recreation Association February 25, 1952. This organization appointed . . . Map (db m73784) HM
7 Kentucky, Greenup County, Greenup — 1529 — Greenup “Town Fathers”
Vital leaders of Greenup County and town were Thomas Waring, Seriah Stratton, Jesse Boone (Daniel’s son), Andrew and Thomas Hood. In Andrew Hood’s home they organized court of quarter sessions (1804) an circuit court(1806). Waring and Boone were . . . Map (db m126365) HM
8 Kentucky, Greenup County, Greenup — 1008 — Iron made in Kentucky / Steam Furnace
Iron made in Kentucky. A major producer since 1791, Ky. ranked 3rd in US in 1830s, 11th in 1965. Charcoal timber, native ore, limestone supplied material for numerous furnaces making pig iron, utensils, munitions in the Hanging Rock, Red River, . . . Map (db m73778) HM
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9 Kentucky, Greenup County, Greenup — Jesse StuartPoet — Novelist — Educator
By your own soul’s law learn to live. And if men thwart you, take no heed. If men hate you, have no care; sing your own song, dream your dream, hope your hope, and pray your prayer.Map (db m126372) HM
10 Kentucky, Greenup County, Greenup — 1808 — Jesse Stuart (1906-1984)
This Kentucky Poet Laureate was born and lived most of his life in W-Hollow, near Greenup. An educator and prolific writer, Stuart authored books, short stories, and poems which portray Appalachian Ky. He received Guggenheim fellowship, 1937; . . . Map (db m73779) HM
11 Kentucky, Greenup County, Greenup — McKee Housecirca 1870
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m211764) HM
12 Kentucky, Greenup County, Greenup — 1009 — Raccoon Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Racoon Furnace. Built in 1833 by D. Trimble and J.T. Withrow, six miles south. Originally 35 ft. high with a maximum inner diameter of 10½ ft. In 1873 this furnace produced 1467 tons of iron. It owned about 10,000 acres of land, mining its . . . Map (db m126376) HM
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May. 27, 2024