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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tompkinsville
Tompkinsville, Kentucky and Vicinity
▶ Monroe County (26) ▶ Allen County (17) ▶ Barren County (40) ▶ Cumberland County (9) ▶ Metcalfe County (11) ▶ Clay County, Tennessee (10) ▶ Macon County, Tennessee (18)
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|At this site Confederate Colonel John Hunt Morgan began his famous "First Kentucky Raid." His objective was the destruction of the Union force in and around Tompkinsville. Riding through the night, Morgan and his raiders left Celina, Tennessee . . . — — Map (db m39577) HM|
|Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side. Courthouse and other buildings in Tompkinsville burned by . . . — — Map (db m79184) HM|
|Hannah Boone, born 24 August 1746, sister of Daniel Boone, and wife of Revolutionary War soldier Richard Pennington, who served at Enoch Osborne’s Fort in Virginia, died near here on 9 April 1828. The family arrived at Mill Creek in 1798 from . . . — — Map (db m39568) HM|
|James Chism, married Mary Howard, the daughter of Obadiah Howard. Born in Virginia, James enlisted as a Private in the 2nd Virginia Regiment and served until the end of the Revolutionary War. Shortly thereafter, he moved his family to Kentucky where . . . — — Map (db m154976) HM|
|A Revolutionary War soldier, came from Virginia to this region of Kentucky around 1798. Many of his descendants are buried in this old burying ground. To their memory we erect this cairn. May those who make the pilgrimage to this site reflect on . . . — — Map (db m80394) HM|
|McMillian's Landing was a crossing point for both Union and Confederate troops making their way between Kentucky and Tennessee. Both forces viewed Monroe County and Tompkinsville as a key position for entry to central Kentucky and points northward. . . . — — Map (db m100955) HM|
|The only county of the 2,957 in the United States named for a President where the county seat is named for the contemporary Vice-President. County formed in 1820; named for James Monroe the fifth President, author of the Monroe Doctrine. The county . . . — — Map (db m39401) HM|
|(Center):In honor and memory of those who gave their lives and those who served their country. Dedicated by the Grateful People of Monroe County. Erected 1998. (Left):Korea 1950 - 1955 2LT. Stuart M. Blazer, 1927 - Oct. 14, 1952 PVT. . . . — — Map (db m39561) WM|
To the memory of our comrades who entered the service of their country from this county and who gave their lives in the World War
Herschel J. Belcher • Walter L. Bray • James H. Chism • Walter . . . — — Map (db m39559) HM|
|In memory of our comrades of Monroe County who gave their lives in World War II Robert Arnett - Lynn Bartley - Lonnie Birdge - Carlos Blankenship - Fred Brown - Creed Carter - Raymond D. Carter - S. Carson Coffelt - Junior Colson - Glenn . . . — — Map (db m39560) HM|
|Phillip Moore purchased a steam saw mill on Meshack Creek from S. A. Moore, 1874. Phillip's son Joel and 4 grandsons eventually moved mill here. In 1929 the expanded lumber mill was among first mills in area to operate at night with electric lights. . . . — — Map (db m39402) HM|
|July 9, 1862, Morgan's Raiders, coming from Tenn. on first raid into Ky., attacked force of 9th Pa. Cav. at USA garrison. Raiders captured 30 of retreating enemy and destroyed tents and stores. They took 20 wagons, 50 mules, 40 horses, sugar and . . . — — Map (db m39573) HM|
|First church in this area located 200 yards from here. Formed, 1773, by Philip Mulkey, other settlers from Carolinas. Church grew till this larger house built in 1804. Building in form of the Cross, 12 corners for Apostles, 3 doors for Trinity. . . . — — Map (db m39404) HM|
1-623rd FA (SECFOR)
7 Nov. 2004
17 Jan, 2006
First column: SPC ANTHONY ANDERSON • SGT CRAIG ANDERSON • SGT SEAN ANDERSON • SSG JOSHUA AVERY • SGT FRED BAILEY • SGT . . . — — Map (db m58834) WM|
Founder of Old Mulkey Meeting House State Shrine.
Born in Monroe County, KY April 13, 1875, Died November 5, 1943 while ministering to the soldiers at Fort Knox.
He served faithfully as a minister of the Methodist Church for more than 50 . . . — — Map (db m39483) HM|
|In 1861, during Civil War, land was donated by J.B. Evans for burial of Union soldiers. By end of the war, it contained 115 troops who died in this region. Due to small size and remote location, most soldiers moved to Nashville Nat'l Cemetery, 1867. . . . — — Map (db m56147) HM|
|William Howard and his wife, Jane Hart Howard (#56 on map), were members of the Mill Creek Church and remained members of the Mulkey Meetinghouse after the split in 1809. Jane spent much of her time caring for the sick in the community. Her personal . . . — — Map (db m154993) HM|