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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lancaster, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Garrard 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 Garrard County, KY (21) Boyle County, KY (126) Jessamine County, KY (28) Lincoln County, KY (37) Madison County, KY (106) Mercer County, KY (91) Rockcastle County, KY (12)  GarrardCounty(21) Garrard County (21)  BoyleCounty(126) Boyle County (126)  JessamineCounty(28) Jessamine County (28)  LincolnCounty(37) Lincoln County (37)  MadisonCounty(106) Madison County (106)  MercerCounty(91) Mercer County (91)  RockcastleCounty(12) Rockcastle County (12)
Lancaster is the county seat for Garrard County
Lancaster is in Garrard County
      Garrard County (21)  
ADJACENT TO GARRARD COUNTY
      Boyle County (126)  
      Jessamine County (28)  
      Lincoln County (37)  
      Madison County (106)  
      Mercer County (91)  
      Rockcastle County (12)  
 
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1Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 1733 — Birthplace of Carry A. Nation / Lady with the Hatchet
Obverse Birthplace of Carry A. Nation With hatchet in hand, this famous Kentuckian harassed saloon owners across U.S. Four miles from here on Carry Nation Rd. is house where she was born, 1846; lived there five years and in other Ky. . . . Map (db m70975) HM
2Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 2273 — Buford-Salter House
Built ca. 1820 on lot #46 of the original town plat. Thomas Buford son of town founder, Wm. Buford., appointed sheriff of Garrard Co. in 1803. He was a member of Ky. Legislature, 1806-09, and served in Senate, 1809. Veteran of War of 1812. In 1841, . . . Map (db m67846) HM
3Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 1750 — Camp Dick Robinson
Maj. Gen. Wm. Nelson was authorized by President Lincoln to establish, Aug. 1861, first camp south of Ohio River for recruitment of federal troops in Civil War. Named for Richard M. Robinson, a Union supporter, who offered house and farm as . . . Map (db m170097) HM
4Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — Captain William Early Buford
This tablet is dedicated in grateful recognition of Captain William Early Buford Who served his country with ability during the American Revolution, on June 5, 1797 he sold fifty city lots and gave the “Publick Square” for the . . . Map (db m171879) HM
5Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 1942 — First Presbyterian Church
When founded in 1816 by Presbytery of Transylvania, it had 22 members. The first minister was James C. Barnes, who also served Paint Lick Church. Congregation worshiped in the Republican (Union) Church until 1846; second building on Buford and . . . Map (db m67844) HM
6Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 1617 — Forks of Dix River Baptist Church
Constituted at Forks of Dix River, 1782, by Lewis Craig of "Traveling Church." Log church built here on Sugar Creek. John Routt gave one-acre tract for church and stone edifice erected, 1823. It was later torn down and used for foundation of present . . . Map (db m50810) HM
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7Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — Garrard County Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to those Garrard County servicemen who sacrificed their lives for their lives for their country and all Veterans that served their country World War I 1917- 1919 John Baker • Jesse B. Calico • George H. Calico • . . . Map (db m172036) WM
8Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 1240 — Garrard County, 1797
Taken from parts of Lincoln, Madison, and Mercer, it was the 25th county formed. Lancaster, county seat, established in 1798. Named for James Garrard, then governor of Kentucky, 1796-1804. A native of Virginia, served as militia officer in . . . Map (db m67841) HM
9Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 699 — Home of Gov. Bradley
Built about 1850, by A. A. Burton, Lincoln's Minister to Bogota; home of William O. Bradley, first Republican Governor of Kentucky, 1895-99. By special legislative action, 1865, permitted to take bar examination at 18 and passed. In 1904, seconded . . . Map (db m67850) HM
10Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 714 — Home of Statesmen
Side 1: Two hundred feet west John Boyle built log cabin, 1798, that is still part of home. He and three others, who later set up housekeeping in that cabin, were state legislators and represented the district in Congress 28 years. . . . Map (db m67848) HM
11Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 1371 — James Thompson, 1750-1825
Burial site of first Lincoln Co. surveyor, commissioned Jan., 1781. Surveyed this area, then part of Lincoln Co. Daniel Boone was made Deputy Surveyor under him, 1783. Thompson, nephew of Isaac Shelby, was State Rep., Garrard Co., 1803; State . . . Map (db m50811) HM
12Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — Lancaster Civil War MemorialBattle of Perryville Kentucky
This memorial is dedicated in memory of the known and unknown soldiers of the Civil War and battle of Perryville Kentucky 1861 1865 Sponsored by Lancaster D.A.V. Chapter 25Map (db m171883) WM
13Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 2202 — Lancaster Public Spring
In early 1776 John Wilson and Andrew Cowan erected two small cabins near this location. In October of 1782 James Speed settled near this spring. In 1797 William Buford chose this spring to furnish water for the new Garrard Court. It continued as . . . Map (db m67839) HM
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14Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 1344 — Local Authoress
Eugenia Dunlap Potts, daughter of George Dunlap, US Congressman and lawyer, was born in Garrard County in 1840 and pursued her literary career here, where she died, 1912. The first of her nine works was "Song of Lancaster," a metrical history in . . . Map (db m67849) HM
15Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 713 — Pleasant RetreatHome of Governor William Owsley
Home of William Owsley and his son-in-law Simeon Anderson. Built about 1815. Owsley, 1782-1862, State House of Representatives and Senate; Court of Appeals; Kentucky Secretary of State and Governor of Kentucky 1844-48. Owsley County named for him. . . . Map (db m67842) HM
16Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — The Traveling Church
On this site in 1781 Pastor Lewis Craig and Capt. Wm. Ellis and members of the Upper Spotsylvania Virginia Baptist Church established the first church west of the Alleghany Mountains, which is known as the Traveling ChurchMap (db m173236) HM
17Kentucky (Garrard County), Lancaster — 25 — The Traveling Church1781
In search of religious freedom, the Reverend Lewis Craig led his entire congregation of 200 Baptists and 400 other settlers from Spotsylvania County Virginia and established them here on Gilbert's Creek. This expedition, guided through the . . . Map (db m173233) HM
 
 
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Nov. 29, 2022