Perryville Prelude

Perryville Prelude (HMHH2)

Location: Douglass Hills, KY 40243 Jefferson County
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N 38° 14.678', W 85° 33.349'

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Two largest skirmishes of Civil War in Jefferson County occurred here Sept. 27 and 30, 1862. CSA forces, already in control of the State Capital, were threatening Louisville. In first clash the Confederates were driven back to Floyds Fork. Three days later CSA again halted at Union line. Both were preliminary to Battle of Perryville on Oct. 8, 1862.
HM NumberHMHH2
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number548
Year Placed1962
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society & the Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker Condition
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 7:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 626376 N 4233944
Decimal Degrees38.24463333, -85.55581667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 14.678', W 85° 33.349'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 14' 40.68" N, 85° 33' 20.94" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44-58 Shelbyville Rd, Douglass Hills KY 40243, US
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I have driven by it a month ago, but I last went up close to it in about 2005. It can be seen from the road when the trees have been cut back. That part of town has grown incredibly crowded and busy since 2005! People drive by it so fast that you really have to know it is there. I accidentally found it the first time, but it is very interesting information. It was never discussed in my Kentucky school in the 1980s. Thank you.

May 29, 2022 at 2:50pm PDT by fran6

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