“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Greenup County Kentucky Historical Markers

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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
Iron made in Kentucky Marker
Kentucky (Greenup County), Greenup — 976 — Buffalo Furnace b/ Iron Made in Kentucky
Buffalo Furnace A major producer of iron in the Hanging Rock Region 1851-75, an important Union Army supplier in Civil War. Built by H. Hollister and Ross. Stone stack originally was 36 ½ feet high, with a steam powered air blast. . . . — Map (db m73782) HM WM
Kentucky (Greenup County), Greenup — 2247 — Camp Swigert
Side 1 Union Civil War training camp was organized Dec 12, 1861. Made up of 20-25 acres. It became center of volunteer enlistees under command of Col. D.W. Lindsey. Recruits from surrounding counties, Frankfort & Louisville were assigned . . . — Map (db m73769) HM
Kentucky (Greenup County), Greenup — 1178 — E.K. Railway
A major factor in development of this area, the Eastern Ky. Railway opened from the Ohio River here to Argillite in 1867; finally reached Webbville, Lawrence Co., 1889. It hauled local timber, iron ore, and coal, but never fulfilled its owners' . . . — Map (db m73781) HM
Kentucky (Greenup County), Greenup — Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
Tribute to the Founders of Greenbo Lake State Resort Park-The progressive citizens of Greenup and Boyd Counties, aware of the need for outdoor recreation, organized the Greenbo Recreation Association February 25, 1952. This organization appointed . . . — Map (db m73784) HM
Kentucky (Greenup County), Greenup — 1008 — Iron made in Kentucky / Steam Furnace
Iron made in Kentucky A major producer since 1791, Ky. ranked 3rd in US in 1830s, 11th in 1965. Charcoal timber, native ore, limestone supplied material for numerous furnaces making pig iron, utensils, munitions in the Hanging Rock, Red River, . . . — Map (db m73778) HM
Kentucky (Greenup County), Greenup — 1808 — Jesse Stuart (1906-1984)
This Kentucky Poet Laureate was born and lived most of his life in W-Hollow, near Greenup. An educator and prolific writer, Stuart authored books, short stories, and poems which portray Appalachian Ky. He received Guggenheim fellowship, 1937; . . . — Map (db m73779) HM

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