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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Location of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
► Anderson County (7) ► Franklin County (97) ► Mercer County (90) ► Nelson County (40) ► Shelby County (18) ► Spencer County (8) ► Washington County (36) ► Woodford County (34)
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|Oct. 8, 1862, during Battle of Perryville, Gen. Jones Withers' troops of Gen. Kirby Smith's CSA army attacked USA force of Gen. J.W. Sill near Fox Creek while Smith skirmished with Sill's rear guard. Many Union prisoners and 20 wagons captured. A . . . — — Map (db m162489) HM|
Rhoda C. Kavanaugh founded school on Woodford Street which became known as "Little Annapolis." First boarding student came to prepare for Naval Academy in 1914. From then until 1945, Mrs. Kavanaugh launched 150 future Navy . . . — — Map (db m317) HM|
|A Cumberland Presbyterian church organized by Rev. Laban Jones in 1827 in log cabin on Thomas McCall farm, overlooking McCall Spring. the itinerant pastor traveled his circuit on horseback visiting his "preaching places twice a year". This church . . . — — Map (db m105465) HM|
|Kavanaugh Academy 1904-09; Anderson Co. High School 1909-20; Kavanaugh High School 1920-49. Rhoda C. Kavanaugh, A.B., founder and principal 41 years. Under her direction it ranked among the nation's foremost preparatory schools for Annapolis and . . . — — Map (db m315) HM|
|The McAfee bros., James McCoun, Jr. and Samuel Adams, first white men to explore this area, 1773. Cove Spring and Cove Spring Branch in Franklin Co. boundary line, 1794. Maj. Gen. Kirby Smith, CSA, and troops camped here on their way to join General . . . — — Map (db m105464) HM|
|James Beauchamp (Champ) Clark born near here, 1850. Attended U. of K. Taught school in county, 1870-71. Pres. Marshall College, 1873-74. Congressman from Missouri 24 yrs. Led defeat of Cannonism, control of House by Speaker. Then Speaker, 1911-19. . . . — — Map (db m313) HM|
|This renowned scholar, raconteur, and lawyer was born in Anderson Co. Educated first in a one-room school at Glensboro, he graduated from U.K. Law School in 1912. Among his books was Lincoln and the Bluegrass (1955). His talk on Cassius Clay, . . . — — Map (db m34786) HM|