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By Chad Comer, January 19, 2015
World War I
Kentucky (Monroe County), Fountain Run — Fountain Run World War I & World War II Memorial
Erected by community of Fountain Run sponsored by Womans Club. In honor of all who served and dedicated to the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice. World War I 1917 - 1918 John T. Bertram World War II 1941 - . . . — Map (db m80393) WM
Kentucky (Monroe County), Gamaliel — 1391 — Camp Anderson
Camp established by Union Army to train and drill troops and as a place of rendezvous. In October 1861, Col. S. S. Stanton, 25th Tennessee Infantry, Confederate Army, was ordered to capture the encampment. He marched his regiment into the county and . . . — Map (db m39397) HM
Kentucky (Monroe County), Gamaliel — 1394 — Famous Tree / Indian Creek Church
[Front] Famous Tree In 1894, a huge Tulip Poplar tree was felled about 1-1/2miles south of this site. It measured 11 ft. in diameter, 35 ft. in circumference. Two six-foot saws were welded together to cut it. A four-foot log from the . . . — Map (db m39400) HM
Kentucky (Monroe County), Gamaliel — Fraim Cemetery
John M. Fraim organized the 9th Kentucky Infantry (USA) at Camp Anderson in 1861. Monroe County Cemetery Book Volume 2, page 98-99. — Map (db m47091) HM
Kentucky (Monroe County), Gamaliel — 1347 — Free-Town Church
Built in 1846 by freed slaves of William Howard, who gave them 400 acres on which to build homes, known since then as Free-Town. Albert Martin gave them the land for the church. No replacements of the original building material of this church, . . . — Map (db m39383) HM
Kentucky (Monroe County), Gamaliel — 2436 — Gamaliel
By 1798, pioneers had begun settling in this area. Around 1835, a small community was formed and named Gamaliel, after a teacher in the New Testament. In 1836, John Hayes and James Crawford donated 10 acres of land for community development. On this . . . — Map (db m81344) HM
Kentucky (Monroe County), Gamaliel — Gamaliel Cemetery — Civil War Soldiers — 1861 - 1865
Robert Comer James Creek George Crow Grant Crow Meredith Davis Hiram Deckard William Dickerson John Dotson Andrew Eakle Benjamin Ford Henry Fowler Hiram Gist Shepherd Gum Jasper Hayes Benjamin Holcomb Cyrus . . . — Map (db m40984) HM
Kentucky (Monroe County), Tompkinsville — Battle of Tompkinsville — First Kentucky Raid — July 9, 1862
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
Kentucky (Monroe County), Tompkinsville — 593 — 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. Courthouse and other buildings in Tompkinsville burned by . . . — Map (db m79184) HM
Kentucky (Monroe County), Tompkinsville — Hannah Boone Pennington — In Memory
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
Kentucky (Monroe County), Tompkinsville — James Chism
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
Kentucky (Monroe County), Tompkinsville — McMillian's Landing — First Kentucky Raid July 2-9, 1862
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
Kentucky (Monroe County), Tompkinsville — 1093 — Monroe County - Tompkinsville
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
Kentucky (Monroe County), Tompkinsville — Monroe County Korean & Vietnam War Memorial
(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
Kentucky (Monroe County), Tompkinsville — Monroe County World War I Memorial — Lest We Forget — 1917 - 1918
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
Kentucky (Monroe County), Tompkinsville — Monroe County World War II Memorial
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
Kentucky (Monroe County), Tompkinsville — 2041 — Moore's Mill
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
Kentucky (Monroe County), Tompkinsville — 524 — Morgan's First Raid
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
Kentucky (Monroe County), Tompkinsville — 721 — Old Mulkey Church
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
Kentucky (Monroe County), Tompkinsville — Operation Iraqi Freedom Monument
Dedicated to Alpha Battery 1-623rd FA (SECFOR) Operation Iraqi Freedom 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
Kentucky (Monroe County), Tompkinsville — Rev. W. E. Thomas — Erected in the Memory of
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
Kentucky (Monroe County), Tompkinsville — #2378 — Tompkinsville National Cemetery
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

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