General Hylan B. Lyon of Eddyville was "the courthouse burnin'est general" in all the Confederate States of America. One of the first courthouses to go was the Trigg County courthouse at Cadiz, KY.

A Confederate Memorial and Civil War Veterans Monument is located in front of the courthouse in downtown Cadiz. Originally designed as a drinking fountain, it is one of only five utilitarian monuments in the state.


    • Courthouse Burned (State Marker 578, Cadiz, Courthouse lawn, US 68, Trigg Co.)
    • Cavalry vs. Gunboat (State marker 619, Canton, US 68, Trigg Co.)
    • Civil War Sniper (State marker 881, Jct. US 68 & KY 453, Trigg Co.)
    • Drummer Boy at 7 (State marker 994, 6 mi. S. of Golden Pond, off US 68, Trigg Co.)
    • Empire Furnace (State Marker 1357, 7 1/2 mi. NW of Cadiz, KY 274, Trigg Co.)
    • Center Furnace (State Marker 1366, 7 1/2 mi. NW of Cadiz, KY 274, Trigg Co.)
    • Trigg Furnace (State Marker 1380, 2.4 mi. E. of Rockcastle, KY 274, Trigg Co.)

For additional information: Contact Virginia Alexander (270) 597-3970.

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