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Civil War Sites Preservation

The Kentucky Civil War Sites Preservation Program was created by the Heritage Council in 1991 to conduct the national Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Survey of the 11 principal battlefields located within the Commonwealth - Barbourville, Camp Wildcat, Ivy Mountain, Rowlett's Station, Middle Creek, Mill Springs, Richmond, Munfordville, Perryville, Paducah and Cynthiana.

The Kentucky Heritage Coucil also led efforts to develop partnerships between state and local government entities that are working closely with area residents and national Civil War preservation organizations to preserve, protect and interpret Kentucky's other Civil War sites. These have included Camp Nelson, Fort Duffield, Columbus-Belmont, Fort Heiman, Fort Sands, Fort Smith, the Battle of Sacramento, the Battle of Tebbs Bend, Fort Boone, the fortifications of Northern Kentucky, and sites in Lebanon, Bowling Green and Clark County.

KHC's Civil War Sites Preservation Program has also assisted the National Park Service in the identification and survey of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 sites, including Fort Harrod, Logan's Fort, Fort Boonesborough, Ruddell's Station, Martin's Station, Bryan's Station, The Battle of Blue Licks, The Bourbon Iron Works, Great Saltpeter Cave, Mammoth Cave and Newport Barracks. 

KHC has been active in the development of the Civil War Preservation Trust's Civil War Heritage Trail within Kentucky. The Commonwealth was the first state to join this national initiative that links more than 500 individual sites in 28 states.  Currently, 51 Kentucky sites are listed.

Working closely with the Kentucky Department of Travel and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the Heritage Council developed and distributed 200,000 copies of Kentucky's Civil War Heritage Trail. This statewide heritage tourism initative links numerous historic sites throughout the Commonwealth. A copy of the brochure is available from the Kentucky Department of Travel, or visit the Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trailfor information about upcoming events.

Also in partnership with the Department of Travel and Transportation Cabinet, the Heritage Council is participating in the development of the Kentucky Cultural and Heritage Driving Trails Signage Program.  The agency partnered with Murray State University in the development and installation of the Kentucky Ohio River Civil War Heritage Trail and is working with other travel-related tourism initiatives. 

For more information about the Heritage Council's Civil War Sites Preservation Program, call 502-564-7005, ext. 4477, or refer to the list of Kentucky Civil War sites below.


Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.

2995 Lincoln Farm Road
Hodgenville, Kentucky 42748

Battle of Barbourville External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.

Civil War Fort at Boonesboro External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
1240 Ford Road,

Winchester, KY 40392

Defenses of Cincinnati   External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
Berhinger-Crawford Museum
PO Box 67
Covington, Kentucky 41012

Columbus-Belmont State Park 
PO Box 8
Columbus, Kentucky 42032

Battles of Cynthiana External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
117 Court Street
Cythinana, Kentucky 41031

Dumont Hill External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
201 West Main Street, Suite 10, Scottsville, Kentucky 42164

Fort Duffield Heritage Committee External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
US 31W and Salt River Road
West Point, Kentucky 40177

Fort Hill External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.

Leslie Morris Park

Frankfort, KY 40601

 

Ivy Mountain Monument External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
130 #4 South Circle Drive
Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653

 

Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site 
PO Box 10
Fairview, Kentucky 42221-0010

 

Kentucky Military History Museum

The Kentucky Historical Society

100 West Broadway

Frankfort, KY 40601

 

Middle Creek Battlefield Association External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
PO Box 326
Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653 


Mill Springs Battlefield Association External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
PO Box 814
Somerset, Kentucky 42502

Battle of Munfordville External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
Hart County Historical Society
PO Box 606
Munfordville, Kentucky 42765

 

Camp Nelson Preservation and Restoration Foundation External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
PO Box 1170
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40340-1170

New Haven Battlefield External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
Rolling Fork Historic Preservation Association
New Haven, Kentucky 40051

 

Octagon Hall Museum External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.

Octagon Hall Museum/Ky Confederate Studies Archive
Franklin, Kentucky 42135

 

Perryville Enhancement Project External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
PO Box 65
Perryville, Kentucky 40468

 

Battle of Richmond External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
Battle of Richmond Association
101 Battlefield Memorial Highway
Richmond, Kentucky 40475

Riverview At Hobson Grove External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
Riverview At Hobson Grove
1100 W. Main St. 
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-4894

Battle of Rowlett's Station External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
Hart County Historical Society
PO Box 606
Munfordville, Kentucky 42765

Battle of Sacramento External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
The City of Sacramento
PO Box 245
Sacramento, Kentucky 42372

Simpsonville Massacre External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
Simpsonville, Kentucky 40067

Fort Smith 
Smithland Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 196
Smithland, Kentucky 42081

Battle of Tebbs Bend External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
Taylor County Tourist Commission
PO Box 4021
Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718

Camp Wildcat Preservation Foundation, Inc. External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
15 Hacienda Ct.
Corbin, Kentucky 40701


Fort Williams 
City of Glasgow
Glasgow, Kentucky 42141


 

To search for Kentucky Highway Markers regarding military conflicts across the state click:

Kentucky Historical Society Marker Program


 

War of 1812 - Revolutionary War - Frontier War

Blue Licks State Resort Park
Highway 68 
Mt Olivet, KY 41064-0066

Battle of Blue Licks External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.

Fort Boonesborough State Park
4375 Boonesborough Road
Richmond, KY 40475-9316

Fort Boonesborough Living History External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.

Old Fort Harrod State Park
100 South College Street
Harrodsburg, KY 40330-0156

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
PO Box 1848 
Middlesboro, KY 40965

Logan's Fort External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
P.O. Box 1775,
Stanford, KY 40484

Ruddles Station External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.

Great Saltpeter Cave External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.

Mammoth Cave External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.
1 Mammoth Cave Parkway   
P.O. Box 7 
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259


The next meeting of the Kentucky Military Heritage Commission will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the Kentucky Heritage Council office, 300 Washington St., Frankfort

Kentucky Civil War Sites Association, Inc.  Next meeting will be in early summer.
Website: kycivilwarsites.org

Article about Civil War Sites Association, Inc. in Kentucky Civil War Bugle  External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.

Membership form
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New Civil War Trails website
Kentucky Civil War Trails