"Gibraltar of the West"

"Gibraltar of the West" (HMOSQ)

Location: Arlington, KY 42021 Hickman County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 45.946', W 89° 6.656'

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Troops under Gen. Leonidas Polk fortified strategic line of bluffs here Sept. 3, 1861 marking CSA's first move in Ky. To prevent passage of Union gunboats, a huge chain was stretched across the Mississippi River. After Union success in Tenn., CSA evacuated on Mar. 2, 1862. Union troops moved in the next day and held position throughout the war.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number528
Year Placed1962
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 7:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 311590 N 4070966
Decimal Degrees36.76576667, -89.11093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 45.946', W 89° 6.656'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 45' 56.76" N, 89° 6' 39.36" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 180 Roggers St, Arlington KY 42021, US
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