Military History of Knox County, Kentucky
This section of our website will focus on military history of Knox County, Kentucky, from the home front to foreign wars.
A memorial service was held Wed., April 26, 2017 for a Civil War soldier from Knox County, Kentucky who was buried in an unknown grave in the Nashville National Cemetery in 1862.
Visitors to Barbourville, Kentucky often take note of a memorial located outside the Knox County Courthouse. The memorial honors Knox County, Kentucky veterans who died in three 20th century wars: World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
The Knox Historical Museum's Genealogy Center contains records and pension papers of many soldiers from this area in earlier wars, including the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War, both Union and Confederate.
A large framed "honor roll" listing 50 World War II veterans in the Brush Creek area, all of whom reportedly are deceased, was donated to the Knox Historical Museum in late January 2015. Click link below to view the list.
In recognition of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Museum has just released a double issue of The Knox Countian magazine.
This includes oral histories that refer to military history in Knox County, Kentucky, all or in part.