Cannonball -- Elizabethtown KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 37° 41.606 W 085° 51.496
16S E 600658 N 4172414
Quick Description: A Civil War cannonball lodged in the side of a building in downtown Elizabethtown Kentucky fired by Morgan's (Confederate) Raiders during the US Civil War
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 3/3/2022 8:30:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM15VM9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
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Long Description:
Yes, that is a real cannonball stuck in the side of a brick building in downtown Elizabethtown, Kentucky. There were several skirmishes and other actions here as the US Civil War unfolded in the areas around this part of Kentucky, despite the state's official status as neutral in the conflict.

Travelers traveling the Dixie Highway the 1920s would see the Civil War Cannon ball that still remains on the side of this building today. A metal sign points out the cannon ball, and gives just a little snippet of its histor::

"CIVIL WAR CANNON BALL ^
below upper window |
fired from cemetery |
by Morgan's men" |

The cannonballs located on the east side of the courthouse "square" (since it's really an oval) NE of the County Courthouse.
Americana: Other

Significant Interest: Monument

Milestone or Marker: Other

Web Site Address: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
100 Court Square
Elizabethtown, KY


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