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Crittenden County Kentucky Historical Markers

County Named, 1842 Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, June 7, 2012
County Named, 1842 Marker (wide view)
Kentucky (Crittenden County), Marion — 1160 — County Named, 1842
For John J. Crittenden, 1787-1863, one of Kentucky’s great statesmen. 15th Governor of the state. Attorney General under three Presidents. US Senator five times. Noted for Crittenden Compromise, 1860, futile effort to avert Civil War and . . . — Map (db m79187) HM
Kentucky (Crittenden County), Marion — 596 — Courthouse Burned
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. The courthouse at Marion was burned by guerrillas in . . . — Map (db m79179) HM
Kentucky (Crittenden County), Marion — Crittenden County Courthouse, Marion
According to local tradition, the Crittenden County Courthouse was burned by Brigadier General Hylan B. Lyon, CSA on January 25, 1865 as part of a raid into Kentucky during which Lyon’s troops burned a number of western Kentucky county . . . — Map (db m79189) HM

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