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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Manchester, Kentucky
Location of Manchester, Kentucky
► Clay County (9) ► Bell County (22) ► Jackson County (2) ► Knox County (7) ► Laurel County (32) ► Leslie County (9) ► Owsley County (5) ► Perry County (6)
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|Gen. George W. Morgan's Union forces occupied Cumberland Gap June 18 to Sept. 17, 1862. Cut off from supplies and surrounded, Morgan with 9,000 men withdrew. They camped here Sept. 19-21, to perfect organization for march. Made fruitless supply . . . — — Map (db m73926) WM|
|For Gen. Green Clay, 1757-1826. Born in Va. Came to Ky., 1777. Va. Legislature, 1788-89, and Va. Convention that ratified Federal Constitution. From 1793 t0 1808 in Ky. House, Senate, Const. Conv. May, 1813,Gen Clay with 3000 Kentuckians, at Ft. . . . — — Map (db m49184) HM|
|On Oct. 23, 1862, 22nd USA Brig. including 1st, 2nd and 20th Ky. Infantry moved here in wake of retreating CSA forces. 500 men worked 36 hours to destroy salt works mainly owned by unionists but used by Confederates. Loyal USA citizens allowed to . . . — — Map (db m73925) WM|
|(Front): Gov. Bert T. Combs (1959-1963)
Accomplishments during Comb’s administration included highways connecting eastern and western Ky., expansion of state parks system, a statutory merit system for state employees, an end to . . . — — Map (db m49185) HM|
|Originally this site was probably a salt lick used by buffalo, which made the path to it. Indians used the path to make war between northern and southern tribes. Numerous early American explorers used the path as did hunters, who found animals . . . — — Map (db m87857) HM|
Salt works established early 1790s; Clay County established here in 1807
The Goose Creek Salt Works dates from the mid 1790s when it was known as the “Langford Works” and was well known throughout Kentucky and in . . . — — Map (db m87858) HM|