Georgetown in Scott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
The Beginnings of George Town
In spring of 1775, a Westmoreland County, Pa., party including John McClelland, surveyed the land. McClelland built a cabin here in October. Floyd assigned McClelland the spring. McClelland, killed by Indians, was buried on the bluff and the fort was abandoned in early 1777.
Elijah Craig settled the tracts in 1786, receiving title in 1789. Called Lebanon, it became George Town in 1790 to honor the first U.S. President.
Erected 2004 by Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Location. 38° 12.505′ N, 84° 33.725′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Kentucky, in Scott County. Marker can be reached from South Water Street west of West College Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in the southwest corner of Royal Spring Park a few feet from the edge of the spring. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown KY 40324, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scott County Revolutionary War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Royal Spring (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Basil W. Duke, C.S.A. - Basil W. Duke (1838-1916) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Remember the Raisin! (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scott County, 1792 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scott County Courthouse / Goebel Trial Here (approx. 0.2 miles away); Payne-Desha House / Joseph Desha (1768-1842) (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 19 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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