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Letcher County Kentucky Historical Markers

 
Damaged Support Post for Missing County Named, 1842 Marker image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
Damaged Support Post for Missing County Named, 1842 Marker
Kentucky (Letcher County), Isom — 1809 — County Named, 1842
For Robert P. Letcher, during term as Governor of Kentucky, 1840-44. Born Va., 1788; came Ky. in 1800. Ky. Mounted Militia, War of 1812. Legislature, 7 years, Speaker of House, two years. U.S. Congress 1823-35. Presidential elector in 1836. During . . . — Map (db m97123) HM
Kentucky (Letcher County), Jenkins — 1804 — Jenkins
Land bought by John C.C. Mayo and sold to Consolidation Coal Co. to develop town and coal mines. Coal company laid out streets, built houses, stores, hospital, churches, and schools. Town named for Geo. C. Jenkins, a promoter and Baltimore banker. . . . — Map (db m97119) HM
Kentucky (Letcher County), Jenkins — Jenkins - Dunham - Burdine World War II Veterans Memorial
Veterans of World War II Served With Pride Jenkins     Dunham     Burdine (List of names of veterans)Map (db m97120) WM
Kentucky (Letcher County), Jenkins — 1906 — Lt. Darwin K. Kyle
This Congressional Medal of Honor winner fought in Korean War. Born in Jenkins, June 1918, Second Lt. Kyle in U.S. Army with Co. K, 7th Inf. Regt., 3d Inf. Div. Lt. Kyle rallied his men amid intensive fighting to renew attacks on enemy machine-gun . . . — Map (db m97121) HM
Kentucky (Letcher County), Jenkins — 510 — Pound Gap
Route through here discovered by Christopher Gist, April 1, 1751.      Brig. Gen. Garfield and 700 Union troops forced 500 CSA men from here March 16, 1862 and burned CSA supplies. On last raid in Ky. Morgan’s Raiders dislodged Union forces here . . . — Map (db m97150) HM
Kentucky (Letcher County), Letcher — 1197 — Pioneer Ancestor
James Caudill, born in Virginia in 1753, first came to Big Cowan Creek in 1787. Because of Indians, he took his family back to North Carolina. Returning here in 1792 with his family, he built a cabin, stayed several years, went back to North . . . — Map (db m97060) HM
Kentucky (Letcher County), Pound Gap — Brothers Once MoreUnited We Stand, Divided We Fall
Dedicated to all Letcher Countians that suffered on the battlefield and homefront during the War Between the States. President Abraham Lincoln. Born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, 1809–1865. President Jefferson Davis. Born in Fairview, . . . — Map (db m90835) WM
Kentucky (Letcher County), Pound Gap — Caudill’s ArmyHistory of Caudill’s Army
Company F of the 5th Kentucky Infantry was formed on October 22, 1861 from the men of Letcher County and was commanded by Captain Benjamin E. Caudill. The company called themselves “Caudill’s Army" and was nicknamed “The Yahoos.” . . . — Map (db m90803) HM
Kentucky (Letcher County), Pound Gap — Pound Gap Massacre
About 500 yards southeast of Pound Gap, along the Fincastle Trail (Virginia side) is the location of the infamous “killing rock” where the Mullins’ family and friends were massacred on May 14, 1892. Five people were killed: Ira Mullins, . . . — Map (db m90801) HM
Kentucky (Letcher County), Whitesburg — 1700 — Early Settler
Archelous Craft of Wilkes Co., N.C., was with small band of pioneers who immigrated to upper Ky. River Valley in 1804. Born Dec. 25, 1749, in Roanoke River area, Craft was a veteran of Revolutionary War; he fought in battles of Hanging Rock and . . . — Map (db m97149) HM
Kentucky (Letcher County), Whitesburg — Letcher County Honor Roll
We Who Share the Peace Honor Those Who Preserved It World War I Adams, John • Adams, Ralph • Anderson, Clell • Brown, David N. • Brown, George • Brown, Sylvan • Bukhart, Bradley • Cornett, Curtis • Day, Douglas • Dixon, Elijah B. . . . — Map (db m97163) WM
Kentucky (Letcher County), Whitesburg — 1732 — Pilot — Spy — Hero / Francis Gary Powers
(Side One Pilot — Spy — Hero Francis Gary Powers and the “U-2 Incident” catapulted activities of the United States into world view. This Burdine native, with other pilots directed by CIA, flew U-2’s . . . — Map (db m97162) HM
Kentucky (Letcher County), Whitesburg — 2314 — Scotia Mine Disaster
(Side One) Scotia Mine Disaster One of the worst mine disasters in U.S. history. Faulty equipment ignited methane & coal dust due to lack of proper ventilation. On Mar. 9 & 11, 1976, twin explosions took the lives of 26 coal . . . — Map (db m97157) HM

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