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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Midway, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Scott 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 Scott County, KY (36) Bourbon County, KY (20) Fayette County, KY (208) Franklin County, KY (97) Grant County, KY (2) Harrison County, KY (8) Owen County, KY (5) Woodford County, KY (34)  ScottCounty(36) Scott County (36)  BourbonCounty(20) Bourbon County (20)  FayetteCounty(208) Fayette County (208)  FranklinCounty(97) Franklin County (97)  GrantCounty(2) Grant County (2)  HarrisonCounty(8) Harrison County (8)  OwenCounty(5) Owen County (5)  WoodfordCounty(34) Woodford County (34)
Location of Midway, Kentucky
    Scott County (36)
    Bourbon County (20)
    Fayette County (208)
    Franklin County (97)
    Grant County (2)
    Harrison County (8)
    Owen County (5)
    Woodford County (34)
 
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1Kentucky (Scott County), Midway — History of Weisenberger Mill
Grist mills have been operating in Kentucky since the late 1700s. Water-powered mills were situated along creeks and streams. Dams were constructed along waterways to create a mill pond. The mill pond controlled the flow of water through a mill . . . Map (db m170104) HM
2Kentucky (Scott County), Midway — 2267 — Zion Hill / Zion Hill School
Zion Hill Established prior to the end of slavery. Originally known as South EIkhorn Bend & Lenerson. The name was later changed to Zion Hill. It was a prominent African American community with two stores. church, and post office. . . . Map (db m170033) HM
3Kentucky (Scott County), Midway — Zion Hill Community
Located off Paynes Depot Road in Scott County, Zion Hill is one of several remaining hamlets in central Kentucky. Hamlets were established by formerly enslaved persons in Scott County and other surrounding counties after the Civil War. Residents . . . Map (db m170103) HM
4Kentucky (Woodford County), Midway — 537 — "Sue Mundy" Here
Jerome Clarke, called Sue Mundy, one of Morgan's Raiders, formed his own guerrilla band on Morgan's death Sept. 1864. Clarke and band raided here Nov. 1, 1864, killing Adam Harper. Four Confederate prisoners executed in reprisal by Union forces. . . . Map (db m83314) HM
5Kentucky (Woodford County), Midway — 2027 — Edward Dudley Brown / Noted Horseman(1850-1906)
Side A Edward Dudley Brown This well known African American horse owner, trainer, developer, and jockey was born into slavery, 1850. Raised as a stable boy near Midway, he was nicknamed "Brown Dick" after the record-setting racehorse . . . Map (db m98034) HM
6Kentucky (Woodford County), Midway — 2003 — Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church
Constituted in June 1788, with William Hickman its founder and first pastor. Land obtained and frame meeting house built, 1795, near present brick church, constructed 1945. A Virginian, Hickman visited Kentucky, 1776, and began preaching; returned . . . Map (db m84242) HM
7Kentucky (Woodford County), Midway — 1580 — Midway
First Kentucky town established by a railroad. In 1831, Lexington and Ohio Railroad Co. began railroad between Lexington and Frankfort. First train reached midway point, 1833. L&O bought John Francisco farm in 1835. R. C. Hewitt, a civil engineer . . . Map (db m136912) HM
8Kentucky (Woodford County), Midway — 2280 — Midway Christian Church
Early members of this church met on Main St. soon after the town was founded in 1833. Dr. L .L. Pinkerton dedicated first building on this site, Christmas Day, 1844. Pinkerton & members of the church founded the Kentucky Female Orphan School . . . Map (db m136915) HM
9Kentucky (Woodford County), Midway — 2348 — Midway Colored School
Erected in 1872, this was the first church building for Pilgrim Baptist Church. In 1911, the Woodford Co. Bd. of Ed. purchased this property in “Haydensville” to be used as Midway Elem. School for African Americans. In 1936, sold to . . . Map (db m170032) HM
10Kentucky (Woodford County), Midway — 2486 — Midway Presbyterian Church
Harmony New School Church met near here in 1841 at the home of Bro. Thos. Martin. Rev. John Fee, founder of Berea College, and Edward Troye, noted equine artist, were associated with the early church. In 1846, a frame church was built on this lot, . . . Map (db m136905) HM
11Kentucky (Woodford County), Midway — 516 — Morgan at Midway
Taking 300 abandoned USA horses and mules at Versailles, Morgan's Raiders came here July 15, 1862. Advised of troop train approach from Frankfort he had tracks torn up and howitzers set. Train warned and returned to Frankfort. Morgan took telegraph . . . Map (db m83316) HM
12Kentucky (Woodford County), Midway — 1649 — Offutt-Cole Tavern
Site first owned by Hancock Taylor, early surveyor. Features of log section date it to 1780s-1790s. Major John Lee lived here, then leased to Horatio Offutt, who built brick section, 1802, for use as tavern. He rented building to John Kennedy and . . . Map (db m170030) HM
13Kentucky (Woodford County), Midway — 2239 — Pilgrim Baptist Church
This church was organized on the second Sunday in January 1872 by Reverend James Knox Polk and 16 charter members. Rev. Polk was pastor for 47 years until his death in 1918. First church located on Parrish St. (now Walnut St.) and converted to . . . Map (db m136906) HM
14Kentucky (Woodford County), Midway — 2189 — Second Christian Church, Midway
Early African American Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation established before the Civil War. While still a slave, Alexander Campbell served as first pastor. A log building on property of the Kentucky Female Orphan School was replaced . . . Map (db m136907) HM
15Kentucky (Woodford County), Midway — 2411 — Sons & Daughters of Relief Cemetery
Land bought in 1876 by 8 members of “Midway Sons & Daughters of Relief,” community org. & lodge. Final resting place of veterans as well as former slaves who became great leaders in Midway’s African American community. Famous horseman, . . . Map (db m136901) HM
16Kentucky (Woodford County), Midway — 2263 — St. Matthew A.M.E. Church
St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church. Est. in 1860. Served as a recruitment office during Civil War. Lot was purchased May 9, 1854, for location of first church building. Rev. Moses Burks was 1st minister of the old frame church. In 1886, . . . Map (db m136917) HM
 
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