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Near Williamsburg in Whitley County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First White Men Here

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
1. First White Men Here Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Thomas Walker, employed by Loyal Land Co., in 1750 led five Virginians through Cumberland Gap. Built cabin at Barbourville site. Walker and two others went on to Rockcastle River, thence southwest to Young's Creek, up Cumberland River and Watt's Creek to Blake's Fork, Whitley County, and camped April 25. Joined party at cabin, returned to homes in Virginia.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 898.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 36° 46.045′ N, 84° 9.056′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Kentucky, in Whitley County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 26, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg KY 40769, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Cox, 1756-1832 (approx. 1.7 miles away); County Named, 1818 (approx. 1.7 miles
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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
2. First White Men Here Marker
away); Scott's Raid (approx. 1.7 miles away); "Aunt Julia" Marcum (approx. 1.7 miles away); Clyde V. and Patricia Bennett Building (approx. 2.2 miles away); Roburn Hall (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cumberland College (approx. 2.3 miles away); Roy Martis Chappell (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Walker (explorer). (Submitted on July 10, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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