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Spencer County Kentucky Historical Markers

 
James Morrison Heady Marker (reverse) image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
James Morrison Heady Marker (reverse)
Kentucky (Spencer County), Elk Creek — 2148 — James Morrison Heady (1829-1915)
Side 1 The Blind Bard of Kentucky was blind by fifteen and deaf before forty. Neither condition limited his contributions. As friends read aloud, he embossed notes on the Diplograph machine he invented and built. He invented the Talking . . . — Map (db m136841) HM
Kentucky (Spencer County), Taylorsville — 837 — County Named, 1824
For Capt. Spear Spencer, Kentucky "Corn Stalk" Militia, 1792-1801. With St. Clair and Wayne Indian campaigns. Captain of Militia of Harrison Co., Ind., 1809. Formed Spencer's "Yellow Jackets", joined Gen. Wm. Henry Harrison's command in Tippecanoe . . . — Map (db m136832) HM
Kentucky (Spencer County), Taylorsville — 594 — 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 the reverse side. Courthouse at Taylorsville was burned by guerrillas in . . . — Map (db m136833) HM
Kentucky (Spencer County), Taylorsville — 1833 — Spencer House
This popular rest stop on the Louisville-Taylorsville stage route was famous hotel and tavern for many years. Built ca. 1838 by Frederick B. Mathis, this 20-room brick structure was later owned by Isaiah Yocum, Confederate veteran, who settled here . . . — Map (db m136831) HM
Kentucky (Spencer County), Taylorsville — 1748 — Taylorsville
Named in honor of Virginia native Richard Taylor, who donated sixty acres of land in 1799 for a town at forks of Brashear's Creek and Salt River. Taylor operated a grist mill nearby. Town became county seat of Spencer in December 1824. Four of . . . — Map (db m136837) HM
Kentucky (Spencer County), Taylorsville — 2577 — The Spy Who Saved the Union
Home of Felix Grundy Stidger, Union Spy, born Aug. 5, 1836. Foiled plot by Knights of Golden Circle to fire bomb northern cities, free Confederate prisoners, & turn the tide of the Civil War. His testimony resulted in the convictions of many . . . — Map (db m136730) HM
Kentucky (Spencer County), Wakefield — 505 — Guerrilla Quantrill
William Quantrill, alias Captain Clarke, 4th Mo. Cav., taken here on May 10, 1865, ending four months Central Kentucky guerrilla raids. Surrounded in Wakefield's barn by Captain Terrill's 30 Kentuckians. Quantrill tried escape, mortally wounded and . . . — Map (db m136829) HM
Kentucky (Spencer County), Yoder — 1699 — "Vaucluse"
House built by Jacob Yoder ca. 1806 and known as "Beechland" until his death. This Rev. War soldier and Indian fighter left Fort Redstone (Pa.), 1782, on first flatboat to descend Mississippi River. Yoder arrived in New Orleans with cargo of . . . — Map (db m136839) HM

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