On March 22, 1863, about 300 Confederate cavalrymen under Col. R.S. Cluke captured this city. Taking 438 prisoners, 222 wagon loads of military stores, 500 mules and 1000 stand of arms. Confederate losses: 8 killed, 13 wounded. Union: 4 killed, 10 . . . — — Map (db m73853) HM
On Camargo Road (U.S. 460) 0.1 miles south of Windsor Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Early this day CSA forces under Gen. John H. Morgan on his tragic last raid attacked Union camp here under Capt. Edward Barlow. CSA took 380 prisoners and material. $59,000 taken from Farmers' Bank. Leaving a force here under Col. H. L. Giltner, . . . — — Map (db m83487) HM
On West Main Street (U.S. 60) at Indian Mound Drive (State Route 686), on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
CSA took Mt. Sterling on previous day. Early on 9th US forces under General S. G. Burbridge attacked CSA under Col. R. M. Martin camped on Camargo Pike. Col. H. L. Giltner brought CSA force from Levee Road, but both driven through city. CSA . . . — — Map (db m83485) HM
On South Bank Street (U.S. 460) at West Main Street (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling south on South Bank Street.
Civil War Robbery
In this building is the Farmers Bank vault, which was robbed of $60,000 as "Morgan's Raiders" were on their last raid through Kentucky. Late the night of June 8, 1864, several of Morgan's men went to the house of J. O. . . . — — Map (db m83483) HM
Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during the Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months; twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side.
Dec. 2, 1863, CSA cavalry burned courthouse at Mt. . . . — — Map (db m79183) HM WM
On Hinkston Pike (Kentucky Route 1991) at Maysville Pike (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling east on Hinkston Pike.
Here on March 22, 1782, in Battle of Little Mountain, Captain James Estill and 7 of his force of 25 pioneers were killed in desperate hand-to-hand fighting with a band of 25 marauding Wyandots. — — Map (db m83478) HM
On South Queen Street at Adena Trail, on the right when traveling north on South Queen Street.
On this site stood the massive Little Mountain Indian Mound, from which Mount Sterling derived its name. Constructed by the Adena Indian culture about 2000 years ago, the circular mound stood 25 feet in height and 125 feet in . . . — — Map (db m84145) HM
Named for Gen. Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War officer. Born in Ireland, 1738. An advocate of colonial freedom, he commanded continental forces in the north, capturing first British colors in war, Fort Johns, 1775. Killed in Quebec attack, . . . — — Map (db m73850) HM
On West Main Street (U.S. 60) at Broadway Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
Founded by Hugh Forbes and Enoch Smith, Mt. Sterling was originally called "Little Mountain Town" before being named after the city of Stirling, Scotland. Mt. Sterling is rich in history. Our city was the site of several Civil War skirmishes, one of . . . — — Map (db m121383) HM
Indian Mound attributed to Adena people who inhabited Ohio Valley ca. 800 B.C. to 700 A.D. They began cultivating simple crops, bringing about a mixed hunting and farming economy. Central to Adena life were rituals involving cremation and mound . . . — — Map (db m73886) HM