Crab Orchard KentuckyLong Hunters, led by Elisha Walden, first recorded the beautiful orchard of crab apple trees in 1763. Soon, the long hunter's trail from Cumberland Gap to Crab Orchard, as it became known, carried a swelling tide of settlers. Crab Orchard, long known as the "grand gateway to Kentucky", became an important station. Some of those traveling the Wilderness Road settled here, including Colonel William Whitley and his wife, Esther. Col. whitley completed Sportsman's Hill, the first brick house in Kentucky near Crab orchard in 1794. It is now a State Historic Site. At his estate he constructed the first circular race track in America on which races were run in a counter-clockwise direction.
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|Date Added||Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 720560 N 4149092|
|Decimal Degrees||37.46241667, -84.50615000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 27.745', W 84° 30.369'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 27' 44.7" N, 84° 30' 22.14" W|
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|Area Code(s)||606, 859|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 209 Main St, Crab Orchard KY 40419, US|
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