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Boyle County, Kentucky

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  • Private Oliver Raymond Brewster, (USA) (1841 - 1862)
    He enlisted on August 11, 1862, and served as a private during the Civil War in Company F, 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 105th OVI). He died October 18, 1862, of wounds received on October 8, 1862...
  • Pvt. Henry Clinton Johnson, (USA) (1819 - 1862)
    Henry enlisted in Co E, of the 21st Infantry Wisconsin Volunteers at Stockbridge, Calumet Co., Wisconsin . He died at Perryville Hospital of wounds received at the Battle of Chaplin Hills. Henry was a ...
  • Robert James Marrs (1820 - 1858)
  • Brig. Gen. Speed S. Fry (USA) (1817 - 1892)
    Smith Fry (September 9, 1817 – August 1, 1892) was a lawyer, judge, and a United States Army officer during the Mexican-American War and American Civil War.Early lifeFry was born in Mercer County, Kent...
  • Captain Daniel Butler Bird, III (CSA) (1828 - 1862)
    He was killed in the battle at Perryville, Kentucky, on 8 October 1862. He was apparently buried there in the mass grave.The Battle of Perryville (also known as the Battle of Chaplin Hills) was fought ...

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In 1820, a portion of Casey County, now south of KY Route 300, was annexed to Mercer County. This became part of Boyle County when Boyle County was formed on February 15, 1842 from sections of Lincoln County and Mercer County. It is named for John Boyle, Congressman, Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Judge.

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall Harlan, a supporter of civil rights and the sole dissenter in the Civil Rights Cases and Plessy v. Ferguson, was born in Boyle County in 1833.

A courthouse fire in 1860 resulted in the loss of some county records.

During the American Civil War, the Battle of Perryville took place here on October 8, 1862, fought between the Confederate Army of Mississippi and the Union Army of the Ohio. 7407 men fell in the battle.

Adjacent Counties


  • Aliceton
  • Alum Springs
  • Atoka
  • Brumfield
  • Danville (County Seat)
  • Forkland
  • Junction City
  • Little Needmore
  • Mitchellsburg
  • Needmore
  • Parksville
  • Perryville
  • Shelby City



Boyle County Courthouse

Danville Confederate Monument

Perryville Confederate Monument

Ephraim McDowell House

Perryville Battlefield

Perryville Union Monument

Unknown Confederate Dead Monument