Breathitt Volunteers

Breathitt Volunteers (HM1EIZ)

Location: Jackson, KY 41339 Breathitt County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 33.234', W 83° 23.034'

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During World War I, this county attained national prominence by filling its quota of service men by volunteers. No men had to be drafted from Breathitt, the only county in U.S. with his record. During war 3,912 men registered, 405 volunteered, 324 were called, 281 inducted and 43 rejected. Kentuckians ranked among highest in nation in physical fitness.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number904
Year Placed1966
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 5:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 289422 N 4158992
Decimal Degrees37.55390000, -83.38390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 33.234', W 83° 23.034'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 33' 14.04" N, 83° 23' 2.04" W
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Area Code(s)606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1140-1154 State Hwy 2471, Jackson KY 41339, US
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