Pioneer Teacher, 1779 / McAfee Station
Pioneer Teacher, 1779
John May, first teacher in school at McAfee Station, 1779. One of four Ky. Dist. delegates, 1781, to Va. House of Burgesses. First clerk of Supreme Court, Ky. Dist. and one of original trustees of Transylvania Seminary, 1783. With Simon Kenton, famed frontiersman, he owned land where Maysville, Ky. was established by Va., 1787. It was named for May
Site of stockade built, 1779, by McAfee, McCoun, McGee, Curry and Adams families, 1 1/2 miles west on Salt River on land owned by James McAfee. He and brothers, William, Robert, George, Samuel in 1773-5, marked and improved land in area, 1785. New Providence Presbyterian Church formed. The third church erected by this continuous body stands one mile north.
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 928.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
Location. 37° 51.265′ N, 84° 51.123′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Pioneer Teacher, 1779 / McAfee Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Warwick/Oregon / Warwick (approx. 3.7 miles away); Gabriel Slaughter (approx. 5 miles away); Fairview (approx. 5.1 miles away); Neighbors-Governors / Mercer Governors (approx. 5.2 miles away); Abraham Chapline Plantation / Rufus Henry Vandarsdall House (approx. 5.3 miles away); Boone's Cave (approx. 5.4 miles away); Bataan War Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salvisa.
Also see . . . An Attack on McAfee's Station. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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