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Near Lancaster in Garrard County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

James Thompson, 1750-1825

 
 
James Thompson, 1750-1825 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Forest McDermott, May 7, 2011
1. James Thompson, 1750-1825 Marker
Inscription. Burial site of first Lincoln Co. surveyor, commissioned Jan., 1781. Surveyed this area, then part of Lincoln Co. Daniel Boone was made Deputy Surveyor under him, 1783. Thompson, nephew of Isaac Shelby, was State Rep., Garrard Co., 1803; State Senator, 1804-06. First Lt. with 12th Va. Militia in Rev. War. Trustee of Kentucky Academy, 1794, and the Lancaster Academy, 1798.
 
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1371.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 40.512′ N, 84° 38.719′ W. Marker is near Lancaster, Kentucky, in Garrard County. Marker is on Lexington Road (U.S. 27) north of Dora Road (County Route 1363), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. On the north side of the Forks of Dix Baptist Church. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster KY 40444, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forks of Dix River Baptist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Carry A. Nation / Lady with the Hatchet (approx. 2 miles away); Home of Gov. Bradley
James Thompson, 1750-1825 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Forest McDermott, May 7, 2011
2. James Thompson, 1750-1825 Marker
(approx. 5.2 miles away); Home of Statesmen (approx. 5.2 miles away); Local Authoress (approx. 5.2 miles away); Buford-Salter House (approx. 5.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Lancaster Public Spring (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Regarding James Thompson, 1750-1825. This roadmarker is wrong for this James Thompson. He was not in the 12th Va. This James came directly from BoNess Scotland to attend William and Mar College to get his commission as a surveyor and after coming to Kentucky County Va was the team horse wagon master for Benjamin Logan of The Lincoln Co, Militia. Also was wagon master for George Rogers Clark. I placed the cemetery stone for him in about 2008. The James Thompson who is on the road marker was James, son of William of Augusta Co. Va. and is buried at Burkes Garden Va. Thanks Harold W. Rarden
 
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James Thompson Grave Stone Photo, Click for full size
By Forest McDermott, May 7, 2011
3. James Thompson Grave Stone
James Thompson Grave in the Church Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Forest McDermott, May 7, 2011
4. James Thompson Grave in the Church Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 483 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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