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Whitesburg in Letcher County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Early Settler

 
 
Early Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
1. Early Settler Marker
Inscription. Archelous Craft of Wilkes Co., N.C., was with small band of pioneers who immigrated to upper Ky. River Valley in 1804. Born Dec. 25, 1749, in Roanoke River area, Craft was a veteran of Revolutionary War; he fought in battles of Hanging Rock and Eutaw Springs. He died Nov. 8, 1853. His unmarked grave is three miles north on Crafts Colly.

Presented by Craft Family Reunion Assoc.

 
Erected 1981 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1700.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 7.206′ N, 82° 47.557′ W. Marker is in Whitesburg, Kentucky, in Letcher County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 119 and Jenkins Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 119. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitesburg KY 41858, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Letcher County Honor Roll (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pilot — Spy — Hero / Francis Gary Powers (approx. 1.9 miles away); Scotia Mine Disaster (approx. 5.4 miles
Early Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
2. Early Settler Marker
away); Pioneer Ancestor (approx. 8.5 miles away); County Named, 1842 (approx. 8.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Jenkins (approx. 8.8 miles away); Pound Gap (approx. 9 miles away); Pound Gap Massacre (approx. 9.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Whitesburg.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at Intersection of US 119 and Jenkins Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
3. Marker at Intersection of US 119 and Jenkins Road
Marker is at southwest corner of intersection
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on August 23, 2016.
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