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    by Dester Updated Oct 9, 2007

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    Perryville Battlefield State Park is located in an area rich in history. It boasts a small, very nice museum of artifacts along with a set of trails which make a self guided tour along with interpretive signs at each skirmish site a walk that you can make as liesurely as you wish, even for an old man like me. On October 8, 1862, 18,000 Confederates clashed with 20,000 Union troops on the hills outside of Perryville. Nearly 7,500 soldiers were killed and wounded in Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle. The Confederate failure to attain a decisive victory kept Kentucky in Union hands for the remainder of the war, which was the turning point of the Confederacy in the Western Theater, and marked the last major incursion of Confederate forces into the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
    One weekend a year in October there is a reenactment of the battle by very serious volunteers keeping history alive.

    Skirmish line of a Confederate surprise attack Confederate Memorial The 2nd South Carolina String Band Everything is authentic period from  instruments To song
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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Jun 26, 2007

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    The Confederate Monument on the courthouse lawn in Lawrenceburg has stood proudly since 1894. It consists of a granite figure on a pedestal, around which may be found the names of the Confederate regiments raised in Anderson County and a list of those men wounded or killed during America's tragic war of 1861-1865. The monument features an eight-foot tall figure dressed in winter coat with a rifle held vertically before him.

    Lawrenceburg was the site of several skirmishes in the War for Southern Independence, leading up to the Battle of Perryville on October 8, 1862. Later in the War, a Home Guard unit was stationed in the city to attempt to quell guerrilla activity there.

    Perryville, which is in the next county to the south of Anderson, was the site of Kentucky's largest battle in the War Between the States. Two of my great great uncles fought there for the Confederacy. One was captured. The other was listed as missing. I tell their story in my page for Perryville Battlefield State Park.

    Anderson County Confederate Monument, Kentucky An Inscription in front of the Monument Confederate Monument on the Courthouse Lawn
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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Jun 13, 2007

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    The ornate white Anderson County Courthouse, built in 1915, houses the Anderson County Clerk's Office and the local circuit and district courts. Public restrooms are also available.

    This distinctive historic building is the county's third courthouse. The current structure replaced the second courthouse, which burned in early 1915. The first courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1859.

    Anderson County Courthouse, Lawrenceville, KY Anderson County Courthouse, Lawrenceville, KY
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    by gkitzmil Written Jul 23, 2003

    Favorite thing: Burgoo is like a stew in this part of KY. It contains any type of meat and some of any type of vegetables. Good burgoo cooks add some whiskey for flavor.

    Try some in Lawrenceburg!

    Anderson County Burgoo Festival

    September 26th - 28th, 2003
    Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

    Country Music

    Farmers Market

    Craft Exhibitors

    Children's Fun Activities

    Burgoo Activities


    Adult Fun Contests
    Car Show

    Great Food

    Talent Show

    Music of All Types

    Dancing in the Street

    Gospel Sing

    and more

    Three Days of Family Fun

    Catch the Flavor at the Burgoo Capital of the World

    Fondest memory: Great People in a quaint town

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