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Burkesville in Cumberland County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cumberland County

 
 
Cumberland County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
1. Cumberland County Marker
Inscription. Established 1798, taken out of Green County. Later, between 1800 and 1860, parts of Wayne, Monroe, Russell, Clinton, Metcalfe were taken from its original territory. First known white men here, 1769. Daniel Boone explored area, 1771. Burkesville, laid out in 1798 on land owned by Samuel Burks, was vital riverport for timber and farm produce during steamboat era.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 959.)
 
Location. 36° 47.418′ N, 85° 22.229′ W. Marker is in Burkesville, Kentucky, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Kentucky Route 61) and Hill Street, on the left when traveling south on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located on Courthouse Square. Marker is in this post office area: Burkesville KY 42717, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan On To Ohio (a few steps from this marker); Raiders Entered Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith Pharmacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Father Here (within shouting distance
Cumberland County Marker (right) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
2. Cumberland County Marker (right)
of this marker); Burkesville Ferry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Skirmish at Norris Branch (approx. 2.7 miles away); Confederate Crossings at Neeley's Ferry (approx. 3 miles away); Civil War Camp at Marrowbone (approx. 8.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burkesville.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 19, 2016.
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