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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29E7_isaac-shelby_Stanford-KY.html
The General and Statesman Isaac Shelby's military decisions at the Battle of King's Mountain in 1779 secured a critical victory for America during the Revolutionary War. Before war's end, Shelby had also served in the North Carolina legisl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29DV_mahan-hall_Williamsburg-KY.html
Mahan Hall was constructed in 1906 for use as a dormitory for men at Cumberland College. Originally named Felix Hall in honor of board of trustees member, Dr. W. H. Felix of Lexington, Ky. Named changed to Mahan Hall, May 1954, in honor of E. C. M…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29DQ_isaac-shelby-cemetery_Stanford-KY.html
Isaac Shelby, soldier, statesman, and surveyor, was Kentucky's first governor. He served from 1792 to 1796 and was re-elected in 1812. Shelby came to Kentucky in 1774 when he was hired by the Transylvania Company to survey the new Kentucky terr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29DB_travelers-rest_Stanford-KY.html
Isaac Shelby, 1st & 5th governor, came to Ky. as a surveyor in 1775. He claimed 1400 acres in 1776 by raising a crop of corn. In 1779 he received 1st land settlement & premption deed granted by Va. Land Commission. His home, Traveler's Rest, compl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29DA_travelers-rest_Junction-City-KY.html
2 miles —> Site of home of Isaac Shelby (1750-1826), Kentucky's first and fifth governor; soldier of three decisive American battles. He and his wife, Susannah Hart Shelby 1764-1833 buried here.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29D7_boneyville_Stanford-KY.html
One of several "free towns" in Lincoln Co. Created in 1867 from Hugh Hays' estate and named for founder, Napoleon Bonaparte Hays (1838-1907). "Boney" earned freedom in 1864 enlisting at Camp Nelson as Pvt., Co. C., 12th Regt. U…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29CX_mccormack-christian-church_Stanford-KY.html
Daniel McCormack donated land for church, graveyard and school, 1819, to replace log church built by Baptists, circa 1785. Structure was used by several denominations. In 1830 most of original members became affiliated with the Disciples of Christ…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29CV_4-h-craft-center_Parkers-Lake-KY.html
Established 1963 by 4-H Clubs of McCreary County, the first such center in the U.S. developed by 4-H Clubs. The original log cabin built in this site in a 200-acre land grant to John Abbott, 1842. Abbott and Indian wife, Oocella, lived in cabin un…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29CU_capt-george-givens_Danville-KY.html
Homesite and grave 1 mile west. B., Orange Co., Va., 1740. D., 1825. 40 years service to his country. Lt. at Fort Pitt, Dunmore's War, 1774. Captain, Botetourt County militia, 1776. Northwest Campaign of George Rogers Clark, 1778. Came to Ky., 178…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29CL_sarah-bush-johnston-lincoln_Elizabethtown-KY.html
A memorial to the most famous step-mother in American History. This cabin is a close replica of one lived in by local woman Sarah Bush Johnston and her three children in the early 1800's. Sarah married Thomas Lincoln on Dec. 2, 1819, in Elizabe…
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