Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Unveil New Historical Marker July 4 in Hart County
Ky. (June 25, 2015) – The
Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a new historical marker about
the Civil War era in Bonnieville on July 4 at 12:45 p.m. CDT. The ceremony
will take place on the north side of the Highway 31W bridge crossing Bacon
Civil War, both Union and Confederate armies used the recently completed
Louisville & Nashville Railroad. The track’s tactical importance is
commemorated in the new historical marker which notes that Confederate raiders
and troops destroyed the railroad bridge crossing Bacon Creek four times
between 1861 and 1864.
marker is part of a larger statewide initiative to highlight the role of
transportation in Kentucky during the Civil War. It was funded by a Federal
Transportation Enhancement Grant administered by the Kentucky Historical
2,200 historical markers statewide tell Kentucky’s history. More information
about the marker application process, a database of markers and their text and
the Explore Kentucky History app, a virtual tour of markers by theme, is at history.ky.gov/markers. KHS administers the Kentucky Historical Marker Program in
cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of
the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is
committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history.
KHS is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. For more
information about KHS and its programs, visit history.ky.gov.