Paint Lick in Garrard County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Fort Paint Lick
500 ft. north is site of log fort and stockade built by Lt. Col. Wm. Miller. Born in Virginia, he came to Kentucky with Daniel Boone's party and helped mark a trace to Boonesboro; served with Capt. James Estill in Battle of Little Mountain. Miller surveyed land for the fort in 1776. Other early settlers were George Adams, Wm. Champ, and Alexander Denny. Over.
Fort Paint Lick - First settlers found Indian signs painted on trees along creek banks and around the nearby salt lick. They gave settlement the name of Paint Lick. The fort was built over a spring that was entered by steps leading down to it. Jinney Adams was killed by Indian Chief Thunder in 1791. She is buried in the first marked grave in fort cemetery. See over.
Erected 1975 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1526.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 37′ N, 84° 24.5′ W. Marker is in Paint Lick, Kentucky, in Garrard County. Marker is on Richmond Road (Kentucky Route 52) south of Old Railroad Grade Road (County Route 1104), on the left when traveling south Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paint Lick KY 40461, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paint Lick Presbyterian Church/Paint Lick Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bradley Kincaid (approx. 4.4 miles away); Walker Foxhounds (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Battle of Richmond Knocked at Berea's Door (approx. 7 miles away); For Mountain Youth (approx. 7.2 miles away); Church of Christ, Union (approx. 7.3 miles away); Grave of Hancock Taylor (approx. 8.9 miles away); Texas Memorial (approx. 9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Paint Lick.
Categories. • Native Americans • War, French and Indian •
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