★ Honor Roll ★
In memory of the Breckinridge County
heroes of the World's War, 1914-1918
George W. Ahl • Johnie Brown • Corbett J. Burch • Walter V. Burnett • Claude E. Cundiff • Earl Curry • Roy Dowell • Henry H. Drane • . . . — — Map (db m160317) WM
For John Breckinridge, 1760-1806. Attorney General of Kentucky, 1793-97. Representative in Kentucky Legislature, 1797-1801. Coauthor with Jefferson of 1798 Kentucky Resolutions, opposing U.S. Alien and Sedition Acts. Appointed Attorney General of . . . — — Map (db m119798) HM
Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side. Dec. 28, 1864, guerrillas set fire to courthouse at . . . — — Map (db m119797) HM
Six miles north are birthplace and grave of Joseph Holt, 1807-1896. He was commissioner of patents, postmaster general, and secretary of war in President Buchanan's administration, 1857-1861. Lincoln named him judge advocate general of the Union . . . — — Map (db m160290) HM
This is birthplace and grave of Joseph Holt, 1807-96. He served as Commissioner of Patents, Postmaster General, and Sec. of War in Pres. Buchanan's Administration. 1857-61.
Lincoln named him Judge Advocate General of the Union army in 1862. Holt . . . — — Map (db m160293) HM
Breckinridge County native Joseph Holt played an important role in keeping Kentucky in the Union during the Civil War. He also prosecuted the Lincoln assassination conspirators.
Born on January 6, 1807, Holt attended Centre College in Danville, . . . — — Map (db m160297) HM
The second-son of a wealthy Breckinridge County family, Joseph Holt inherited 10,000 acres of lush farmland here along the Ohio River. Though he was away for many years, this place was always home.
Influential and Powerful
Joseph Holt . . . — — Map (db m160296) HM
In the autumn of 1816 the family of Abraham Lincoln, then 7 years old, migrating to Indiana, rested and recuperated about three weeks in a cabin that stood near here. Local residents gave them food. Lincoln route in Kentucky started near Hodgenville . . . — — Map (db m162245) HM
Founded in 1810 by Fr. Charles Nerinckx, a Catholic missionary from Belgium. It is the oldest parish remaining at one location in the Diocese of Owensboro. Original 3 acres of land donated by Zachariah Mattingly. First log church built in 1810; . . . — — Map (db m160316) HM