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McKinney in Lincoln County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

McKinney's Fort

 
 
McKinney's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
1. McKinney's Fort Marker
Inscription. Built by Archibald McKinney by 1792, this early trading post was an important stop on Cumberland Trace. The settlement began as four log cabins and a stockade. Early settlers are buried in a cemetery on a knoll visible due south of this marker. In 1874 name changed to McKinney Station.
Presented by McKinney Descendants and Community.
 
Erected 2001 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2063.)
 
Location. 37° 26.938′ N, 84° 45.582′ W. Marker is in McKinney, Kentucky, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 198 and Durham Street (County Road 1358K), on the right when traveling south on State Route 198. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kentucky Highway 198, Mc Kinney KY 40448, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. PFC William B. Baugh, USMC / Medal of Honor Winner (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crash of the B-58 "Hustler" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ottenheim (approx. 6.9 miles away); Logan's Station or St. Asaph (approx.
Area view looking north on Kentucky Highway 198. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2015
2. Area view looking north on Kentucky Highway 198.
7.6 miles away); Earliest Church (approx. 7.6 miles away); Wilderness Road - Loganís Station (approx. 7.7 miles away); County Named, 1780 (approx. 7.8 miles away); John Fry (approx. 12.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in McKinney.
 
Also see . . .  Explore Kentucky History article on McKinney Fort. (Submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
View of marker looking south down Durham Street towards cemetery location on knoll. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
3. View of marker looking south down Durham Street towards cemetery location on knoll.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on December 23, 2016.
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