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Trigg County Kentucky Historical Markers

 
Civil War Sniper Marker looking east on U.S. Highway 68. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
Civil War Sniper Marker looking east on U.S. Highway 68.
Kentucky (Trigg County), Aurora — 881 — Civil War Sniper
In 1862 Jack Hinson swore revenge against Union Army when two sons were executed as bushwhackers. From ambush he picked off men in blue uniforms on gun boats and on land. With a price on his head, he continued his vendetta until his gun bore 36 . . . — Map (db m123650) HM
Kentucky (Trigg County), Cadiz — 1159 — County Named, 1820
For Col. Stephen Trigg, Virginian. Came to Ky. as member of Court of Land Commissioners, 1779. Settled Trigg's Station near Harrodsburg, 1780. In Va. Legislature was active in establishing town of Louisville, 1780. Justice of Peace, on first Lincoln . . . — Map (db m123641) HM
Kentucky (Trigg County), Cadiz — 578 — Courthouse Burned
Gen. Hylan B. Lyon with 800 men invaded Ky., Dec. 1864, to enforce CSA draft law and divert USA from Nashville. In 23 days he burned seven courthouses used by Union forces. See map on reverse side. Lyon came to Cadiz, December 13. US . . . — Map (db m123268) HM
Kentucky (Trigg County), Cadiz — 1838 — First Court of Trigg County
On May 15, 1820, justices of the peace, commissioned for the newly formed Trigg County, met at the log home of Samuel Orr, in the vicinity of this well, in town of Warrington. Composing the court were: Samuel Orr, Abraham Boyd, Ferdinand Wadlington, . . . — Map (db m123644) HM
Kentucky (Trigg County), Cadiz — 764 — Site of Burnett Home
Henry Cornelius Burnett, 1825-66, represented district, U.S. Congress, 1855-61. Presided at Russellville Convention in Nov., 1861, which formed Ky. provisional government. A member of Confederate Congress from Ky., 1861-65. After dispersal of CSA . . . — Map (db m123642) HM
Kentucky (Trigg County), Golden Pond — 994 — Drummer Boy at 7
Nathan Futrell reputed to be the youngest drummer boy in War of the Revolution, was born, N.C., 1773. Joined N.C. Continental Militia. Married, 1798, came to Ky., 1799. Settled here on Ford's Creek, 1820, where he farmed, set out the first apple . . . — Map (db m136772) HM
Kentucky (Trigg County), Golden Pond — 1308 — Golden Pond
A town from 1882-1969. Named for nearby pond which gives a golden reflection from the sunrays. It was originally two settlements, Fungo and Golden Pond, later becoming one. Twice destroyed by fire and rebuilt, 1898 and 1936. The town prospered from . . . — Map (db m123648) HM
Kentucky (Trigg County), Golden Pond — 998 — Laura Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Laura Furnace Site of one of several furnaces operated in the region between the rivers, now lakes. This one, Laura, built 1855 by Tennesseeans at cost of $40,000. Produced iron successfully, employing as many as 130, until Civil War forced it . . . — Map (db m136770) HM
Kentucky (Trigg County), Golden Pond — 1100 — St. Joseph's Parish
Settlement of German immigrants founded the first Catholic Church in the county, 1882, a mission of the Louisville diocese. Prussian agriculture, architecture, and traditions flourished under their influence. Due to migration the parish declined . . . — Map (db m123649) HM
Kentucky (Trigg County), Rockcastle — 1366 — Center Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Center Furnace Sometimes called Hematite, furnace was built by 1852 by Daniel Hillman 2 1/2 mi. west; 35 ft. high, 10 ft. across inside at widest point. Operated, although not continuously, until 1912, burning charcoal fuel. Its air blast was . . . — Map (db m136776) HM
Kentucky (Trigg County), Rockcastle — 1357 — Empire Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Empire Furnace Stood 1 mile west. Built 1843 by Thomas Tennessee Watson, it was a brick stack with a maximum inner diameter of 91/2 ft., 35 ft. high. It burned charcoal fuel, and its air blast was powered by steam. In 45 weeks of 1856, made . . . — Map (db m136775) HM
Kentucky (Trigg County), Rockcastle — 1380 — Trigg Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Trigg Furnace Built here in 1871 by the Daniel Hillman Iron Co., was a brick-and-stone blast furnace producing pig iron from locally mined ore. It burned charcoal fuel, and used steam power to blow preheated air through the stack. Most iron . . . — Map (db m136774) HM

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