Tennessee - Campbell County / Kentucky
Established 1806: reportedly named in honor of Col. Arthur Campbell. Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses; Commanded 70th Regiment Virginia Militia, in the Revolution; Commissioner for negotiation of Indian Treaties in 1781.
An Iroquois word meaning Meadow Land. It was visited by Indian tribes from as far west as the Rocky Mountains before 1750. The first white settlement was at Harrodsburg in 1744. Kentucky was the second district west of the Alleghenies to be settled and the first (1792) to become a state.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1 D1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
Location. 36° 35.482′ N, 84° 7.57′ W. Marker is in Jellico, Tennessee, in Campbell County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 25 and State Street, on the left when traveling north on U.S. 25.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kirby Smith Invades Kentucky (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Conflict in Campbell County (approx. one mile away); Civil War in Tennessee (approx. 1.1 miles away); All Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Roy Martis Chappell (approx. 9.9 miles away in Kentucky); Cumberland College (approx. 10.3 miles away in Kentucky); Clyde V. and Patricia Bennett Building (approx. 10.3 miles away in Kentucky); Roburn Hall (approx. 10.3 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jellico.
More about this marker. It should be noted that although the marker virtually straddles the Tennessee/Kentucky border, both sides were produced by the Tennessee Historical Commission.
Also see . . . Arthur Campbell (Virginia). (Submitted on July 9, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 9, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.