“Racing was in autumn, after the close of the harvesting and the gathering (for the race) was not only a gala for the gentlemen sportsmen, but was a social great attraction for the ladies who accompanied them to enjoy the balls and social festivities of the occasion…”
Ester Whitley Burch
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Animals
Location. 37° 28.112′ N, 84° 32.847′ W. Marker is in Crab Orchard, Kentucky, in Lincoln County. Marker is on William Whitley Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on Sportsman's Hill across from William Whitley House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crab Orchard KY 40419, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Little Bit to Eat at the Race (within shouting distance of this marker); Beginning of Horse Racing in Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker); The Legacy of Sportsman’s Hill at Crab Orchard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Where Racing Turned Around (about 500 feet away); Sportsman Hill (about 500 feet away); Sportsman's Hill / Whitley House - 1785 (about 500 feet away); A View from Sportsman’s Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sportsman's Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crab Orchard.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.