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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kentucky

A Night in Cane Valley Marker image, Touch for more information
By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
A Night in Cane Valley Marker
1 Kentucky, Adair County, Columbia — A Night in Cane ValleyThe Great Raid — July 3, 1863 —
After engaging Union forces in Columbia the afternoon of July 3, Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s command continued north on the Columbia-Lebanon Pike. Just beyond the town, they passed Union Camp Gilbert, formerly named Camp Boyle, now abandoned - the site . . . Map (db m170574) HM
2 Kentucky, Adair County, Columbia — 1599 — Adair County Courthouse
On June 28, 1802, court ordered permanent seat of justice on the public square. First courthouse built in 1806. Present structure was designed by McDonald Bros., Louisville, and built by Wm. H. Hudson and Columbus Stone in 1887. A unique . . . Map (db m83384) HM
3 Kentucky, Adair County, Columbia — Adair County Revolutionary War Memorial
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4 Kentucky, Adair County, Columbia — 604 — Col. Frank L. Wolford
A foremost champion of the Union, a staunch friend of the stricken South, defender of constitutional freedom. Born Columbia 1817, died 1895 and buried in city cemetery. Veteran Mexican War, leader famed First Kentucky Union Cavalry, hero of many . . . Map (db m83387) HM
5 Kentucky, Adair County, Columbia — 2243 — Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church
Active Presbyterian congregations formed early in the county’s settlement: 1803 on Col. Casey’s farm & 1827 in Columbia. Church was built in 1857 and has had continuous services ever since. County and city congregations merged in 1912. . . . Map (db m170507) HM
6 Kentucky, Adair County, Columbia — 707 — Confederate Raids
General John Hunt Morgan's cavalry, returning from second Kentucky raid, passed here on way back to Tennessee, Jan. 1, 1863. On raid, Union's rail supply line wrecked and $2,000,000 property destroyed. July 3, 1863, Morgan here again drove out . . . Map (db m83391) HM
7 Kentucky, Adair County, Columbia — 1139 — County Named, 1801 Reported missing
For Gen. John Adair, Governor of Kentucky 1820-24. Born, 1757, in South Carolina, came to Ky., 1788. Member of Kentucky Constitutional Convention, 1792. Served in Ky. House of Representatives, 1793-95, 1798, 1800-03, 1817. US Senator, 1805-06, . . . Map (db m139816) HM
8 Kentucky, Adair County, Columbia — 1782 — Daniel Trabue (1760-1840)
A founder of Columbia, Trabue built original house (SW corner of this structure) ca. 1823. He served as trustee, sheriff, and justice of peace; operated grist mill, inn and retail store. Here Trabue wrote memoirs, 1827, of pioneer era, which . . . Map (db m83406) HM
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9 Kentucky, Adair County, Columbia — Frank Lane Wolford
Frank Lane Wolford (1817 - 1895). Adair County native, organized 1st Kentucky Cavalry (US) in 1861. His men knew little about the drill and discipline but had the utmost confidence in Wolford and he in them. The soldiers supplied their own horses . . . Map (db m170508) HM
10 Kentucky, Adair County, Columbia — 128 — Jane Lampton Home
Girlhood home of Jane Lampton (1803-1891). Wife of John Marshall Clemens. Mother of "Mark Twain." Granddaughter of Colonel William Casey, original Adair County settler.Map (db m83397) HM
11 Kentucky, Adair County, Columbia — 2242 — Male and Female High School Site / Student Parking in the 1850s
Male and Female High School Site The Columbia College Joint Stock Company formed in 1853 to build the M&F School. It was conveyed to trustees appointed by Transylvania Presbytery and opened in 1855. The building was a Union Camp during . . . Map (db m170509) HM
12 Kentucky, Adair County, Columbia — The Door Was Left Open!Great Raid — July 3, 1863 —
John Hunt Morgan entered Kentucky July 2 with about 2,500 men who swam the rain swollen Cumberland River - many naked, not to be encumbered with soggy clothes. The rebel yell of the on-coming nude men took the Union scouts by surprise. Columbia . . . Map (db m170510) HM
13 Kentucky, Allen County, Scottsville — A City of Tents
In November 1863, Dumont Hill looked like a city of tents. Each regiment arranged its tents according to army regulations. At one end was a guard station. The officers’ latrines, called sinks, were at the other end. In between was the baggage train, . . . Map (db m152742) HM
14 Kentucky, Allen County, Scottsville — An Army in Crisis
A Once Proud Army in Tatters In early 1862, the Union Army of the Ohio numbered almost 70,000 men. New and veteran soldiers alike were eager for action. By November, the army was demoralized, angry that their commander, General Don . . . Map (db m152736) HM
15 Kentucky, Allen County, Scottsville — An Army Restored
Camps of Soldiers Surrounded Scottsville Tents housing almost 5,000 soldiers—ten times the population of Scottsville in 1862—covered the hillsides around town. Imagine what it looked like. Imagine the sounds of men drilling, . . . Map (db m152739) HM
16 Kentucky, Allen County, Scottsville — 2064 — Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church / Bethlehem Church
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Congregation founded 1801. Services held, uninterrupted, except for a Sunday in Nov. 1862, because of "Army passing down the pike and the house having sick soldiers in it." Called "Difficult" and located near . . . Map (db m143077) HM
17 Kentucky, Allen County, Scottsville — 730 — Civil War Action
Confederate forces of 200 under Col. John M. Hughs attacked here, Dec. 8, 1863. Twelve days earlier he had attacked Monticello, Ky., captured then paroled garrison of 153 men; no supplies. Continuing to harass USA forces, seek stores[,] he came . . . Map (db m170511) HM
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18 Kentucky, Allen County, Scottsville — 760 — County Named, 1815
For Lieut. Col. John Allen, born in Va., 1771, came to Ky., 1779. Practiced law in Shelby County. State Representative, 1801-07, and State Senate, 1807-13. Killed in battle at River Raisin, Jan. 22, 1813, and one of nine officers at that battle for . . . Map (db m131262) WM
19 Kentucky, Allen County, Scottsville — Ebenezer Dumont
Ebenezer Dumont twice served his country in time of war. He fought in the Mexican War, earning the rank of lieutenant colonel. Afterward the Vevay, Indiana native resumed his successful career in politics. When the Civil War began Dumont did not . . . Map (db m152741) HM
20 Kentucky, Allen County, Scottsville — 1760 — Jacksonian Hotel
Built in 1919 during an oil boom, Jacksonian gained wide prominence. It was third hotel on site and stood here for 54 years. Closed, 1973. Hotel received name because of its location on Jackson Highway, now 31-E, one of oldest roads in Kentucky. . . . Map (db m131260) HM
21 Kentucky, Allen County, Scottsville — Lilly’s Artillery
Captain Eli Lilly commanded the 18th Indiana Battery, the only battery known to have been at Scottsville. While here, the battery refitted, obtained ammunition, and procured horses to replace those that died in a fire at Allen Springs the night . . . Map (db m152745) HM
22 Kentucky, Allen County, Scottsville — Morgan in ScottsvilleConfederate Invasion of Kentucky — August, 1862 —
On August 29, 1862 at the beginning of the Confederate Invasion of Kentucky. Colonel John Hunt Morgan rode into Scottsville, leading a brigade of 1,100 cavalrymen. Morgan and his men were on their way to Lexington, where they planned to join . . . Map (db m131263) HM
23 Kentucky, Allen County, Scottsville — 1117 — Mt. Union Church / M.J. Bonner
Mt. Union Church Organized in 1864 under the name of Mulberry Hill General Baptist Church. In 1869 the original log building burned. The congregation rebuilt on present site, changed the name to Mt. Union. Thirteen churches were invited from . . . Map (db m143075) HM
24 Kentucky, Allen County, Scottsville — 01 — Preparing for Morgan's CavalryConfederate Invasion of Kentucky — October, 1862 —
In early October Morgan’s cavalry swept through the Trammel Community in search food and supplies. Some, such as John Howard Morgan and his mother, Isabella, who were relatives of John Hunt Morgan and were sympathetic to the southern cause, . . . Map (db m170512) HM
25 Kentucky, Allen County, Scottsville — 1670 — Scottsville Public Spring
Allen County was formed in April 1815. Scottsville was named for Gen. Charles Scott, 4th governor of Ky. In 1816, location was chosen for county seat because of abundant water supply from this spring. County bought 100 acres, which were laid off in . . . Map (db m143071) HM
26 Kentucky, Allen County, Scottsville — Scottsville, 1862
1860 – A Bustling County Seat Town Imagine Scottsville in 1860. A fine two-story octagonal brick courthouse dominates the busy court square. The prosperous rural town of 403 residents boasts a public spring, at least one church, a . . . Map (db m152751) HM
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27 Kentucky, Allen County, Scottsville — The Army’s Shopkeeper
Each regiment had a quartermaster, who provided everything the men needed except food and weapons. Quartermaster Wainwright While in Scottsville, Lieutenant William A. Wainwright, quartermaster of the 75th Indiana, obtained and . . . Map (db m152750) HM
28 Kentucky, Allen County, Scottsville — 2081 — Trammel Fork Missionary Baptist Church
The Trammel Fork Church was founded in 1802 with seventy members. Elder John Hightower was first pastor. This church was instrumental in constituting ten area churches. The first meeting house was a log structure; church now occupies its third . . . Map (db m143073) HM
29 Kentucky, Allen County, Scottsville — Union Regiments at Scottsville
Seven regiments of infantry and one artillery battery encamped at Scottsville in November 1862. These regiments made up the 12th Division of the Army of the Cumberland under the command of General Ebenezer Dumont. Among the soldiers at . . . Map (db m152747) HM
30 Kentucky, Anderson County, Lawrenceburg — Anna Mac Clarke (1919-44)
This Lawrenceburg native was one of the first black women in Ky. to enlist during World War II. She joined Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1942, and was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant the next year in newly named Women's Army Corps. While . . . Map (db m229583) HM
31 Kentucky, Anderson County, Lawrenceburg — 572 — Day Of Perryville
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
32 Kentucky, Anderson County, Lawrenceburg — 1479 — Distinguished Officers - Alumni of Kavanaugh / Kavanaugh School
Kavanaugh School. 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 m236572) HM
33 Kentucky, Anderson County, Lawrenceburg — 1122 — Hebron Church
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
34 Kentucky, Anderson County, Lawrenceburg — 1273 — Kavanaugh School / Mrs. "K"“The Sun Never Sets on Kavanaugh.”
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 m236573) HM
35 Kentucky, Anderson County, Lawrenceburg — 1121 — McCall's SpringFormerly Cove or Lillard Spring
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
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36 Kentucky, Anderson County, Lawrenceburg — 812 — Renowned Congressman
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
37 Kentucky, Anderson County, Lawrenceburg — 2029 — William H. Townsend(1890 - 1964)
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
38 Kentucky, Ballard County, Kevil — 2360 — Eagle Rest Plantation
Settled by Scott family ca. 1845. Developed from family farmstead to highly diversified & productive cattle, jack stock and mule ranch. In 1998, recognized by National Cattlemen's Beef Assoc. as one of the oldest cattle ranches in U.S. under . . . Map (db m216302) HM
39 Kentucky, Ballard County, Wickliffe — Burial Mound(Mound C)
Native American Indian of the Mississippian culture were buried in this cemetery mound sometime in the A.D. 1200s. First excavated in 1932 by owner Col. Fain King, the mound was referred to as “Mound C”. A building was constructed over . . . Map (db m58870) HM
40 Kentucky, Ballard County, Wickliffe — Ceremonial Mound
Excavations have shown that building stood on several earlier levels of this mound. We do not know how big those buildings were. This structure is approximately the size of the posthole pattern in the architecture building (Mound B)Map (db m58872) HM
41 Kentucky, Ballard County, Wickliffe — 826 — County Named, 1842
For Capt. Bland Ballard, 1759-1853. Born in Va. Came to Ky. in 1779. Devoted life protecting frontier. Scout for George Rogers Clark's Ohio expedition, 1780. '82; Wabash campaign 1786. In the battles of Fallen Timbers, 1793; Tippecanoe, 1811; River . . . Map (db m18550) HM
42 Kentucky, Ballard County, Wickliffe — 27 — Fort Jefferson
Fort Jefferson (also known as Camp Crittenden) was the second of two Union Army posts established in Ballard County in September 1861, following the Confederate occupation of Columbus. Fort Jefferson was first established during the American . . . Map (db m18493) HM
43 Kentucky, Ballard County, Wickliffe — Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross at the Confluence
The story of the cross at Wickliffe began in 1937 when a few members of a community choir, spearheaded by Mrs. Noah Geveden, erected a small wooden cross on a hill at the Ancient Buried City (now known as Wickliffe Mounds Research Center) in . . . Map (db m113749) HM
44 Kentucky, Ballard County, Wickliffe — 1309 — Fort Jefferson Site / Indian Massacre
Fort Jefferson Site Built in 1780 by George Rogers Clark as part of impressive plan of settlement, conceived by Gov. Patrick Henry of Virginia, later pursued by and named for Gov. Thomas Jefferson. The fort was to protect US claim to its . . . Map (db m18639) HM
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45 Kentucky, Ballard County, Wickliffe — King Mounds"Ancient Buried City"
Site of an ancient religious and commercial center of the Mound Builder. Approximately one thousand years old, situated on the only high ground at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Tombs, temples, altars, jewels, dwellings, tools, . . . Map (db m58869) HM
46 Kentucky, Ballard County, Wickliffe — Lewis & Clark at Old Fort Jefferson
Long before Lewis and Clark stopped near Wickliffe in western Kentucky on their outbound trip to the west, Fort Jefferson had been built in 1780-81 by George Rogers Clark during the Revolutionary War as an outpost against British-led Indian attacks. . . . Map (db m18548) HM
47 Kentucky, Ballard County, Wickliffe — 2209 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Fort Jefferson
(North Side):Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Fort Jefferson Lewis and Clark and a party of eight men visited the site of Fort Jefferson on Nov. 18, 1803, while on their epic 1803-1806 journey to the Pacific. Fort est. in 1780 by Clark's . . . Map (db m18545) HM
48 Kentucky, Ballard County, Wickliffe — Private First Class Robert Monroe HammondsUnited States Army
Division Patch ☆ Silver Star ☆ Purple Heart ☆ Regimental Crest Private First Class Robert Monroe Hammonds was born on January 9, 1926, the second of six children of Rufus D. and Jettie T. Hammonds. A native of Wickliffe, . . . Map (db m180132) HM WM
49 Kentucky, Ballard County, Wickliffe — 46 — The Prince of the French Explorers
(North Side):The Prince of the French Explorers Commissioned by Louis XIV of France, the Sieur Robert de LaSalle, sweeping down the Mississippi with his flotilla of canoes, stopped in 1682 at this place, in his quest for the mouth of the . . . Map (db m18551) HM
50 Kentucky, Ballard County, Wickliffe — 757 — Union Supply Base
One of first Kentucky positions, Fort Jefferson, occupied by Union troops after Confederate seizure of Columbus, Sept. 1861. From this base, Gen. U.S. Grant directed demonstration against Columbus, Jan. 1862. Troops from here joined in capturing Ft. . . . Map (db m18519) HM
51 Kentucky, Ballard County, Wickliffe — Welcome to Wickliffe MoundsState Historic Site
Nearly one thousand years ago, this village was home for Native Americans of the prehistoric Mississippian culture. Peaceful farmers, these mound building Indians lived throughout the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys. Exhibits at Wicklffe Mounds . . . Map (db m58873) HM
52 Kentucky, Barren County, Cave City — 1489 — Cave City Raid
CSA General John Hunt Morgan and a company of troops arrived here, May 11, 1862. They seized a train reported to be carrying some of Morgan's men captured at Lebanon, Tenn. Instead, it carried railroad employees whom he released. Morgan burned the . . . Map (db m321) HM
53 Kentucky, Barren County, Cave City — 1317 — Gen. Joseph H. Lewis1824 - 1904
Confederate Brigadier General, commanded famous “Orphan Brigade” in Civil War. In 1861 he conducted recruiting and training camp here. State legislature, 1850-54, 69-70. US Congress, 1870-73. Member of Kentucky Court of Appeals for 24 years, . . . Map (db m96727) HM
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54 Kentucky, Barren County, Cave City — General Joseph H. Lewis
General Joseph H. Lewis, commander of the famous Orphan Brigade, established, at the outbreak of the Civil War, a recruitment and training camp here in Cave City. Here he formed the Confederate 6th Kentucky Infantry Regiment, for which he received a . . . Map (db m130009) HM
55 Kentucky, Barren County, Cave City — 4a — Morgan's Cave City Raid
On May 11, 1862 Col. John Hunt Morgan and his advance guard seized the Cave City depot and captured the next train that stopped. Morgan's entire command arrived shortly thereafter. Morgan's troops proceeded to destroy the train; four passenger . . . Map (db m322) HM
56 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — 623rd Field Artillery Battalion
Reorganized from the 106th A.A. Automatic Weapons Bn. and redesignated as the 623rd F.A. Battalion. Federally recognized January 29, 1947 with headquarters at Glasgow. Re-entered Federal service January 23, 1951 at Glasgow. The only unit of the . . . Map (db m88128) HM WM
57 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — Attack on Fort Williams
October 6, 1863 On October 6, 1863 Confederate Col. John M. Hughes, commanding 129 men of the 25th Tennessee Infantry, attacked Fort Wiliams. The 37th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, some 420 men under the command of Maj. Samuel Martin, . . . Map (db m130010) HM
58 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — Barren County Korean Conflict Memorial
Korea      This conflict came within less than five years after World War II. A war fought by a few veterans and many men and women still in their teens. We were oftentimes poorly armed. Fought against a force far superior in numbers. Yet . . . Map (db m88011) WM
59 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — Barren County Purple Heart Memorial
This memorial commemorates the sacrifice of those Barren Countians who received the Purple Heart for injury or death as the result of enemy action. They bled and died that we the protected might live in freedom. May we ever be mindful of their . . . Map (db m88121) WM
60 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — Barren County Viet Nam Memorial
Viet Nam This memorial has been placed here as a reminder of the heroism and self-sacrifice of those Barren Countians who answered their country’s call during the Viet Nam Conflict. They did their duty in a trying and difficult time. . . . Map (db m88010) WM
61 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — Barren County World War I Monument
This monument has been erected to the lasting memory of those men and women of Barren County who answered the call of their country in the Great War 1917-1918 Dedicated Nov. 11, 1988Map (db m88124) WM
62 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — Barren County World War II Monument
This monument is forever dedicated to those brave men and women who answered the call of the colors during W.W.II 1939–1946Map (db m88126) WM
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63 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — 1255 — Barren County, 1798
Taken from parts of Green and Warren counties. Glasgow, county seat, was founded in 1799. County received name from the “barrens” or prairies of this region.      Early explorers and settlers came through this area. In Civil War, first . . . Map (db m88132) HM
64 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — Barren County's Medal of Honor Winners
In Commemoration of Barren County’s Two Congressional Medal of Honor Winners First Sergeant William Logan Day Co. E, 5th United States Cavalry For gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches during 1872-73. . . . Map (db m88130) HM WM
65 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — Billy Vaughn
(Front Side) Native son of Glasgow. Internationally acclaimed musical genius, instrumentalist, recording artist, composer, arranger and conductor Received eleven gold and two platinum records (Back Side) . . . Map (db m88123) HM
66 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — 544 — Christmas Mishap
On Dec. 24, 1862, main body of Morgan's Raiders made camp south of here. Capt. Quirk and scouts entered town although USA troops patrolled area. CSA scouts wished to celebrate Christmas Eve, and dismounted at tavern. A patrol of 2nd Mich. Cavalry, . . . Map (db m73020) HM
67 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — 1133 — Confederate Congressional Medal of Honour / Barren County CSA Medalists
(side 1) Confederate Congressional Medal of Honour The President (CSA), in 1862, was authorized to confer a Medal of Honour upon one enlisted man of each company for “every signal victory.” At first dress-parade, . . . Map (db m73018) HM
68 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — Defending Glasgow
Fort Williams Fort Williams was ordered constructed in Glasgow in the spring of 1863. It was during the spring and summer of 1863 that the Union army began to build defensive works at strategic points in Kentucky to defend . . . Map (db m88139) HM
69 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — 2474 — F. M. Jones and Bro. General Store
In 1855, John and Francis Marion Jones formed a partnership for selling goods at Myers Steam Mill on Beaver Creek in Barren County. A petition for a post office was granted in 1856 & name changed from Myers Mill to Coral Hill. Store was catalyst . . . Map (db m143082) HM
70 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — 2425 — First Farmers Rural Electric Co-Op Substation
On Jan. 12, 1939, the Goodnight substation was energized. The circuit powered 107 homes along 51 miles of power line in Barren Co. This substation was the first in Farmers RECC service territory. Electricity improved rural life, increased . . . Map (db m96997) HM
71 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — 1951 — First Presbyterian Church
Congregation formed ca. 1802, when Isaac Robertson, a member, donated lot for log structure erected here. Rev. John Howe was first minister. Present Gothic Revival sanctuary built ca. 1853. Church’s style of architecture features Tudor-arched window . . . Map (db m88133) HM
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72 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — Fort Williams1863 – 1865
On 6 October, 1863, Confederate forces raided Fort Williams. Union losses were 9 KIA, 26 WIA and 226 POW. Confederate losses were 1 KIA and 4 WIA.Map (db m88142) HM
73 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — 1290 — Fort Williams
Site of Civil War fort built in spring of 1863. Attacked Oct. 6 by Confederate Col. John M. Hughs and his 25th Tenn. Infantry. US troops under Maj. Samuel Martin surprised. Over 200 horses captured, part of fort burned, and 142 men taken prisoner, . . . Map (db m39405) HM
74 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — General Joseph H. Lewis
General Joseph H. Lewis, commander of the famous Orphan Brigade, is buried just down the hill from Fort Williams. The Orphan Brigade was composed of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 9th Kentucky Infantry regiments along with two batteries of . . . Map (db m72389) HM
75 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — Glasgow Municipal Cemetery
The Glasgow Municipal Cemetery is situated on what was originally farmland on the outskirts of town, owned by the Depp and Lynn families. This cemetery is Glagow's third public burying ground. Glasgow's first graveyard was located behind the First . . . Map (db m71563) HM
76 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — Headquarters Troop, 123rd CavalryKentucky National Guard
Federalized Jan. 6, 1941 as Battery B, 106th A.A. BN. Sailed for Europe April 30, 1942. Fought in 8 campaigns–Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. Captain . . . Map (db m88119) HM WM
77 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — 2417 — Henry Clay Morrison / Morrison Park(1857~1942)
Henry Clay Morrison Famed Methodist preacher & pioneer of the Holiness movement. He came to Barren Co. at age 2 & was raised by his grandparents near here. He became one of nation’s premiere evangelists and was editor of the Pentecostal Herald . . . Map (db m143080) HM
78 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — 1718 — Home of Arthur Krock / Historic Home
(Side One) Home of Arthur Krock Called dean of Washington newsmen, Glasgow’s native son (1886-1974) grew up here with his grandparents, Emmanuel and Henrietta Morris. He began his career in journalism with the Louisville . . . Map (db m87980) HM
79 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — 609 — Home of Gov. Leslie
Preston H. Leslie, born Ky., 1819. Died Montana, 1907. Completed term of Gov. John Stevenson from Feb. to Sept., 1871, when elected 27th Governor of Kentucky. Known for his sound judgment of State affairs and meeting the needs of growing population . . . Map (db m87981) HM
80 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — 635 — Long Hunters' Camp
Henry Skaggs and two companions trapping beaver, winter 1770-71, were probably first white men in this area. Named Long Hunters due to long period away from home in the East. Came through Cumberland Gap, 1769, in party led by James Knox. Skaggs’ . . . Map (db m87978) HM
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81 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — 2019 — Luska Joseph Twyman(1913-1988)
Born in Hiseville (Barren Co.). Graduate of Kentucky State Univ.; later member of Board of Regents. Also studied at Indiana Univ. and Peabody Coll. As principal of Ralph J. Bunche School, Twyman led its merger with Glasgow High School to achieve . . . Map (db m82469) HM
82 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — Morgan in GlasgowChristmas Raid — December 24, 1862 —
As Morgan’s command was marching out of Alexandria, Tennessee en route to Muldraugh Hill, a battalion of the 2nd Michigan Cavalry was ordered from Gallatin, Tennessee to Munfordville. The two forces met at Glasgow, Kentucky on Christmas Eve, 1862. . . . Map (db m88035) HM
83 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — 2397 — Nettie B.C. Depp(1874 - 1932)
(Front Side) The first female public official in Barren Co., she was elected in 1913, seven years before women were allowed to vote. She was Barren Co. schools superintendent from 1914-1917. Instrumental in unifying local schools to . . . Map (db m88116) HM
84 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — Our Confederate Dead
C.S.A. Our Confederate Dead 1861—1865Map (db m88127) WM
85 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — 687 — Settles Rifles
Prized by frontiersmen, now rare collectors' items; they were made by three Settle generations in Barren County. Starting in 1800, William made flintlocks at Rocky Hill. A son, Felix, had shops in Glasgow, Roseville. Felix's sons, Simon and Willis, . . . Map (db m143078) HM
86 Kentucky, Barren County, Glasgow — 2398 — Willa Brown Chappell(1906 - 1992)
This Glasgow native was the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license in the U.S., 1937. That year, she also earned masters degree from Northwestern Univ. She was first African American officer in Civil Air Patrol (1941) & first . . . Map (db m88118) HM
87 Kentucky, Barren County, Hiseville — 1365 — Partisan Protected
Civil War’s first Kentucky Federal death, Oct. 10, 1861, 4 miles east. A Union company slipped through the graveyard at night to arrest C.B. Hutcherson, a local Southern sympathizer. Ten poorly equipped recruits from CSA camp of Gen. Joseph Lewis, . . . Map (db m97001) HM
88 Kentucky, Barren County, Horse Cave — 698 — Bear Wallow Reported missing
On CSA invasion of Kentucky, resulting in battle of Perryville, Gen. Leonidas Polk’s wing moved thru here, Sept. 16, 1862, to attack USA troops at Munfordville. Two of Kentucky raids by CSA Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s cavalry routed thru here, . . . Map (db m79208) HM
89 Kentucky, Barren County, Park City — 1039 — Bell's Tavern
Erected by Wm. Bell, 1830. Stage stop for his lines that brought visitors to Mammoth Cave when first promoted. Famed in U.S. and Europe for elite patrons, cuisine and magic peach and honey brandy for “Joy before the journey’s end”, until it burned . . . Map (db m96715) HM
90 Kentucky, Barren County, Park City — Diamond Caverns
A trip on the Mammoth Cave Railroad wasn’t comfortable, and it wasn’t posh. It was a means to an end, a destination most of its passengers anticipated with a mixture of excitement and foreboding — the caves. They came by the . . . Map (db m96714) HM
91 Kentucky, Barren County, Park City — 2259 — Diamond Caverns
On July 14, 1859, a slave was lowered into a pit discovered on the farm of Jesse Coats. He saw glistening calcite crystals that he thought were diamonds. The first public tour was made by a wedding party on August 19, 1859. Guidebooks were written . . . Map (db m96712) HM
92 Kentucky, Bath County, Bethel — 1542 — Joe Creason
Longview Cemetery, Bethel, is grave site of one of the most noted and best-loved Kentucky journalists. Born 1918 in Benton, he gained renown from his column, "Joe Creason's Kentucky," in the Louisville Courier-Journal. His popular book by same name . . . Map (db m110166) HM
93 Kentucky, Bath County, Midland — 1226 — Caney Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Caney Furnace Stood five miles south. This stone stack, built 1837-38 by Harrison Connor and Joshua Ewing, Sr., was among first iron furnaces west of the Alleghenies to be equipped with a hot-blast oven, a device to preheat the air blown . . . Map (db m110123) HM
94 Kentucky, Bath County, Mud Lick — 1342 — Olympian Springs
This famous resort, known by 1791 as Mud Lick Springs, was favored for a century by such prominent visitors as Henry Clay. First stagecoach route in Kentucky began in 1803 between here and Lexington. Many Lexingtonians fled here . . . Map (db m146665) HM
95 Kentucky, Bath County, Owingsville — 940 — Bath County
Formed from Montgomery County, 1811. Named for its many mineral springs. The birthplace of CSA Gen. John B. Hood and US Senator Richard H. Menefee. Owingsville named for Col. Thomas D. Owings. Organizer US 28th Inf. Reg., 1812. Associate in . . . Map (db m26286) HM
96 Kentucky, Bath County, Owingsville — Bath County War Memorial
In Memory of those heroic sons of Bath County who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great World War that liberty and justice might not perish from the earth. 1917 – 1919 Asa Arrasmith • Spencer Boyd • Felix Clark • John W. Darnell . . . Map (db m130968) WM
97 Kentucky, Bath County, Owingsville — 993 — Bourbon Iron Works / Iron Made in Kentucky
Bourbon Iron Works Jacob Myers from Richmond, Va. took up land grants here on Slate Creek, 1782. He built the first iron blast furnace in Ky., 1791. John Cockey Owings and Co. formed to operate furnace. Utensils and tools supplied settlers. . . . Map (db m110121) HM
98 Kentucky, Bath County, Owingsville — 1528 — Capt. John “Jack” Jouett, Jr.
This famous Revolutionary War hero, who rode 40 mi. to warn Jefferson, Patrick Henry and other legislators of British approach, June 3, 1781, is buried in Bath Co. Jack Jouett of Va. galloped all night from Cuckoo Tavern to Monticello to . . . Map (db m26285) HM
99 Kentucky, Bath County, Owingsville — 592 — Courthouse Burned
Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during the Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side. March 21, 1864, Union troops fled courthouse here as . . . Map (db m79185) HM
100 Kentucky, Bath County, Owingsville — 862 — Gen. Hood Birthplace
John Bell Hood, 1831-79, graduate of West Point, 1853. Eight years Indian campaigns. Resigned, 1861, and joined CSA as colonel, heading Texas Brigade. Gained distinction at Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, 1862, and at Gettysburg, Chickamauga, 1863. . . . Map (db m110149) HM

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