First White Men Here

First White Men Here (HM299D)

Location: Williamsburg, KY 40769 Whitley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 46.045', W 84° 9.056'

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Dr. Thomas Walker, employed by Loyal Land Co., in 1750 led five Virginians through Cumberland Gap. Built cabin at Barbourville site. Walker and two others went on to Rockcastle River, thence southwest to Young's Creek, up Cumberland River and Watt's Creek to Blake's Fork, Whitley County, and camped April 25. Joined party at cabin, returned to homes in Virginia.
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HM NumberHM299D
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Year Placed1968
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 754298 N 4072857
Decimal Degrees36.76741667, -84.15093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 46.045', W 84° 9.056'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 46' 2.7000000000001" N, 84° 9' 3.3599999999999" W
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Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 358 KY-26, Williamsburg KY 40769, US
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