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Near Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Twitty's or Little Fort

Three Quarter Mile West

 
 
Twitty's or Little Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 12, 2010
1. Twitty's or Little Fort Marker
Inscription. Site of the first fort in Kentucky. Built March 1775 by Daniel Boone and party. Named for William Twitty killed by Indians and buried by his slave Sam, near the fort.
 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 77.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 42.764′ N, 84° 16.133′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Berea Road (U.S. 25/421) and Pace Ramsey Road, on the left when traveling south on Berea Road. Click for map. One of several markers in this location. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond KY 40475, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Richmond, Ky. (here, next to this marker); Fort Estill (here, next to this marker); Daniel Boone's Trace (here, next to this marker); Daniel Boone's Trail (here, next to this marker); Race to Richmond (a few steps from this marker); "Defeat and Destruction Seemed Inevitable" (approx. 0.9 miles away);
Twitty's or Little Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 12, 2010
2. Twitty's or Little Fort Marker
"Rally, boys! Rally to the Colors!" (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Richmond (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. ExplorationForts, CastlesNative Americans
 
Twitty's or Little Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
3. Twitty's or Little Fort Marker
Looking South along US 25/421.
 
 
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