Nathaniel Hart / Home of Capt. Nathaniel Hart
Nathaniel Hart was born in Hanover County, Virgi1na, in 134. A key figure in the purchase of land in Kentucky from Cherokee Indians, he came to Boonesborough in 1775. Killed in 1782 by Indians near this old house, and buried across the road. His daughter, Susannah, became wife of Isaac Shelby, first and fifth Governor of Kentucky.
Home of Capt. Nathaniel Hart
This old log house was built by Captain Nathaniel Hart, one of the proprietors of Transylvania Company. Hart settled near this spot in 1779 and named his settlement "White Oak Springs". He was joined here by some Dutch families from Pennsylvania. This structure is the oldest house still standing in Madison County.
Erected 2013 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1577.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kansas Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Boonesborough (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Richard Callaway / First Ferry in Kentucky (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Ferry in Kentucky / Col. Richard Callaway (about 500 feet away); The Fort Boonesborough Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Pioneer National Monument Association (approx. ¼ mile away); "Divine Elm" (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Fort Boonesborough 1775-1783 (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Sycamore Hollow" (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Regarding Nathaniel Hart / Home of Capt. Nathaniel Hart. According to a park ranger, the log cabin mentioned in the marker no longer exists.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.