“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bonnieville in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

An Indian Ambush

An Indian Ambush Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
1. An Indian Ambush Marker
Inscription. In 1788, William Smuthers, Gilbert LeClerc and his wife, pioneers, were on their way to settle the land they bought, which later became the site of Munfordville. The men were killed by Indians, about 4 mi. SE of here. The deed taken as part of the booty. Land resold before title was found not to be clear. Original deed found and building in town was resumed.
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1299.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 22.721′ N, 85° 54.152′ W. Marker is in Bonnieville, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker is on Bacon Creek Road (State Highway 728) east of North Dixie Highway (U.S. 31W), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7597 North Dixie Highway, Bonnieville KY 42713, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bacon Creek Trestle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bacon Creek Bridge (approx. mile away); John Muir & Robert Munford (approx. 7.4 miles away); William Clark and Family
An Indian Ambush Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
2. An Indian Ambush Marker
Looking west at intersection of US 31W and KY 728.
(approx. 7.4 miles away); Church-Hospital (approx. 7.4 miles away); Carter-Dowling School / Teachers at "Colored" Elementary Schools of Hart County Circa 1950 (approx. 7.4 miles away); Glen Lily (approx. 7.4 miles away); Henry Clay Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 7.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bonnieville.
Also see . . .  Frenchman's Knob. The Bacon Creek Historical Society gives a detailed account of the incident and biographical information on William Smuthers and Gilbert LeClerc. (Submitted on January 28, 2011.) 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 554 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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