Courthouse Burned

Courthouse Burned (HMHGC)

Location: Owingsville, KY 40360 Bath County
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N 38° 8.65', W 83° 45.854'

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Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during the Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side.

March 21, 1864, Union troops fled courthouse here as CSA force came up. Overheated stove started fire, burning building. Guerillas burned many county records Dec. 4.

(Map Caption on Reverse):

-Route of Brig. Gen. Hylan B. Lyon.

-Courthouses burned on Lyon's raid.

-Other courthouses which were burned as an incident to the war.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number592
Year Placed1963
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society & the Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 11:49am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 257761 N 4225421
Decimal Degrees38.14416667, -83.76423333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 8.65', W 83° 45.854'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 8' 39.00" N, 83° 45' 51.24" W
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Area Code(s)606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4300-4398 S Court St, Owingsville KY 40360, US
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