Hopkinsville, KY

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Hopkinsville is home to the Pennyroyal Area Museum and the Riverside Cemetery.  The Museum, located at 217 E. Ninth St., houses an exhibit of the city during the Civil War, as well as an exhibit on Jefferson Davis.

Hopkinsville Confederate Memorial
The cemetery has an impressive Confederate memorial and grave site. Engraved on the west side of the monument are the following words: "Beneath this sod is mingled the sacred dust of one hundred unknown soldiers, who were attached to the following commands: First Mississippi Regiment, Third Mississippi Regiment, Seventh Texas Regiment, Eighth Kentucky Regiment, Forrest's Calvary, Woodward's Kentucky Calvary, Green's Kentucky Artillery--War Between the States."
On the courthouse lawn is a Civil War monument, designed as a water fountain, which was erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Hopkinsville Confederate Monument


    • Court House Burned (State Marker 577, Courthouse Lawn, US 41 & 68, Marion)
    • Headquarters CSA Commander (State Marker 880, Riverside Cemetery, US 41, Christian Co.)
    • Union General's Grave (State Marker 882, Riverside Cemetery, US 41, Christian Co.)
    • Forrest Reconnoitered (State Marker 618, Hopkinsville Stone Company, US 41, Christian Co.)

For additional information:

    • "Kentucky Heritage Tours" brochure
    • "1000-Mile Front" brochure
    • Pennyroyal Museum (270) 887-4270

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