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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Christian 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> Christian County, KY (35) Caldwell County, KY (23) Hopkins County, KY (24) Muhlenberg County, KY (12) Todd County, KY (15) Trigg County, KY (28) Montgomery County, TN (109) Stewart County, TN (91)  ChristianCounty(35) Christian County (35)  CaldwellCounty(23) Caldwell County (23)  HopkinsCounty(24) Hopkins County (24)  MuhlenbergCounty(12) Muhlenberg County (12)  ToddCounty(15) Todd County (15)  TriggCounty(28) Trigg County (28)  MontgomeryCountyTennessee(109) Montgomery County (109)  StewartCounty(91) Stewart County (91)
Hopkinsville is the county seat for Christian County
Hopkinsville is in Christian County
      Christian County (35)  
      Caldwell County (23)  
      Hopkins County (24)  
      Muhlenberg County (12)  
      Todd County (15)  
      Trigg County (28)  
      Montgomery County, Tennessee (109)  
      Stewart County, Tennessee (91)  
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1 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — 1269 — Bethel College
Organized by the Bethel Baptist Association and opened in 1854 as Bethel Female High School. Used by CSA as hospital during Black Measles epidemic, 1861-1862. Bethel Women's Jr. College, 1917. Closed 1942-1945; rooms rented to Camp Campbell Army . . . Map (db m136778) HM
2 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — 1910 — Charles S. Morehead, 1802-1868
Charles S. Morehead, 1802-1868 This Ky. governor and congressman was born near Bardstown. A graduate of Transylvania, he began law practice in Hopkinsville. Morehead served in state legislature, as attorney general, in U.S. House of . . . Map (db m88913) HM
3 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — Cherokee "Trail of Tears"
By the early 1800's white settlers in present-day Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee wanted the Cherokee farms, especially after the discovery of gold on Cherokee land. In 1830 the U. S. Congress passed the Indian Removal Act; in 1835 three hundred . . . Map (db m105690) HM
4 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — 1179 — Church Hill Grange House
Built 1878 by the Grange. Used ever since for public meetings. Kentucky's first farm cooperative, the Church Hill Grange operated a livestock market here. Leading this pioneer cooperative were two Christian County farmers, Winston J. Davie, first . . . Map (db m158702) HM
5 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — Confederate Memorial Fountain
1861-1865 Erected by Christian County Chapter No. 590 United Daughters of the Confederacy Soldiers from Christian County Kentucky October 1911.Map (db m241836) WM
6 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — 1224 — County Named, 1797
For Col. William Christian, native Virginian, soldier, politician, and pioneer. Served as Colonel in Revolution, member Va. Legislature. Moved family to Jefferson County in 1785, where his Va. land grants totaled 9,000 acres. Killed 1786, defending . . . Map (db m88910) HM
7 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — 577 — Courthouse Burned
Gen. Hylan B. Lyon with 800 men invaded Ky., Dec. 1864, to enforce CSA draft law and divert USA from Nashville. In 23 days he burned seven courthouses used by Union forces. See map on reverse side. Courthouse at Hopkinsville burned Dec. 12. All . . . Map (db m88907) HM
8 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — DC 01 — Dillard-Campbell House
1849: Constructed in 1848-1849, the Dillard Campbell House is the most sophisticated example of Greek Revival residential architecture in Christian County. Daniel Umbenhour of Bowling Green constructed the home inspired by nationally . . . Map (db m241875) HM
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9 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — 1313 — Famous Prophet
Edgar Cayce-psychic counselor and healer. Accepted nationally, he was one of the best known in this field. A humble and religious man, Cayce never profited from his predictions. Used his reputed gift of extrasensory perception, including medical . . . Map (db m88918) HM
10 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — 1045 — First Presbyterian
Organized in 1813, traditionally by the Rev. Gideon Blackburn, a pioneer minister and missionary to the Cherokee Indians. Present church building, not including later additions, was built during the period 1848-1852. Used as a hospital during severe . . . Map (db m88905) HM
11 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — 618 — Forrest Reconnoitered
CSA Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest with 6 cavalry companies joined Gen. Charles Clark here Nov. 15, 1861. Forrest made reconnaissance and foraging expeditions out of here. See map on other side. When on one he defeated USA forces in Battle of . . . Map (db m88922) HM
12 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — 1690 — Grace Episcopal Church
Organized in 1831 by local laymen with aid of George P. Giddinge, Md. missionary, who became first rector, and Benjamin B. Smith, later first Bishop of Ky. and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. First church was built ca. 1850 on Virginia . . . Map (db m88903) HM
13 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — 880 — Hdqrs. CSA Commander / 101 CSA Unknown
Hdqrs. CSA Commander Nathan Bedford Forrest, stationed in Hopkinsville during winter of 1861-62, resided, with wife and daughter, in log house, the third residence south. As colonel, in command 6 companies CSA Cavalry, reconnoitered . . . Map (db m88921) HM
14 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — 1501 — Hotel Latham
Erected on this site, 1894, and named for Hopkinsville native and philanthropist, John C. Latham, Jr. Structure was Italian Renaissance style. It became a well-known tourist stop, social and civic center. Among famous guests: Vice President Charles . . . Map (db m88902) HM
15 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — Judge Joseph Crockett House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m241838) HM
16 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — Latham Confederate Monument
[West side] This monument is erected at the place of his birth by a surviving comrade to commemorate the virtues of the Confederate Dead A.D. 1887 [North side] Beneath the sod is mingled the sacred dust of 101 unknown soldiers, . . . Map (db m241813) WM
17 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — 2190 — Lewis and Clark in KentuckyWilliam Clark / Thomas Allsbury
William Clark William Clark, coleader of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and his family stopped at Allsbury’s Tavern in Hopkinsville on Oct. 2, 1809. In 1807 Clark was appointed militia brigadier general and chief Indian agent for the . . . Map (db m88909) HM
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18 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — 2626 — Mary Edmunds Bronaugh
Born in Hopkinsville in 1885, she was admitted to the KY Bar and was a member of the KY Equal Rights Assoc. As a suffragist and the first president of the KY League of Women Voters, she fought to secure . . . Map (db m166899) HM
19 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — 1041 — Peace Park
Bequest to city of Hopkinsville with funds for beautification and maintenance by John C. Latham of New York, a native of Hopkinsville. A generous and forgiving gift. Mr. Latham was owner of a large tobacco warehouse on this site that was destroyed, . . . Map (db m88897) HM
20 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — 1268 — Pioneer Graveyard1812-1858
Within this enclosure are buried 185 named persons, and many more unknown, all early settlers of Christian County. The land for this cemetery was donated in 1812 by Bartholomew Wood, the first settler in Hopkinsville. He also donated land and timber . . . Map (db m166890) HM
21 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — Round Table Literary Park
The Round Table and the Sword in the Stone, replicas from the Chivalric Age of King Arthur, were erected in the belief that the lofty ideals and standards of gentility that prevailed in Camelot can be renewed on the campus on Hopkinsville . . . Map (db m166895) HM
22 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — Ted Poston "Dean of Black Journalists"
Theodore Roosevelt Poston was born on July 4, 1906, in Hopkinsville. He was a graduate of Attucks High School and Tennessee A&I State College. In 1936 he began freelance writing for the New York Post and was soon hired full-time. He retired in . . . Map (db m105693) HM
23 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — The Cherokee A Civilized People
The Cherokee people once occupied much of the mid-Atlantic territory of North America. During the American Revolution they sided with the British against encroaching settlers and were forced to live in the mountains of Georgia, Tennessee, and North . . . Map (db m105691) HM
24 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — 1042 — The Trail of Tears
A camping ground, Oct. 1838, for a part of the Cherokee Indians who were forcibly moved from their homes in the Smoky Mountain region of N. Car. and Tenn. to Indian Terr., now Okla. Badly clothed and fed, hundreds became ill and many died, among . . . Map (db m88883) HM
25 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — Trail of Tears Indian Camping Grounds
In 1838 this lot, then in woods, was used as camping grounds for 13,500 Indians removed along this route from the southern states to Oklahoma, in detachments of 1500. Among those who died in camp were two noted Cherokees Chief . . . Map (db m88886) HM
26 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — U.S. Post Office Building — Honoring Hopkinsville's History —
It would seemingly be impossible to erect a better building.Kentucky New Era, March 1, 1915 1915: The U.S. Post Office opened with great fanfare on Feb. 27, 1915. Constructed over a 15-month period, the . . . Map (db m241842) HM
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27 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — 882 — Union General's Grave
Brig. Gen. James S. Jackson, USA, killed in battle of Perryville on Oct. 8, 1862, is buried in south end of cemetery. Born Woodford Co., Ky., 1823. First Lt., Mexican War, then practiced law in Greenup. He came Hopkinsville, 1855. Elected to . . . Map (db m88916) HM
28 Kentucky, Christian County, Hopkinsville — Whitepath and Fly Smith
Chief Whitepath served with Chief John Ross on the six-person Management Committee for Cherokee Removal and Subsistence, arranging for ration stops along the "Trail of Tears". Cherokee Memorial Park in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, was one of the . . . Map (db m105687) HM
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Apr. 18, 2024