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Near Parkers Lake in McCreary County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

4-H Craft Center

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
1. 4-H Craft Center Marker
Inscription.  Established 1963 by 4-H Clubs of McCreary County, the first such center in the U.S. developed by 4-H Clubs. The original log cabin built in this site in a 200-acre land grant to John Abbott, 1842. Abbott and Indian wife, Oocella, lived in cabin until 1863. The cabin used continuously as a home by five generations until rebuilt as "Falls 4-H Craft Center."
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 666.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1963.
 
Location. 36° 51.409′ N, 84° 23.539′ W. Marker is near Parkers Lake, Kentucky, in McCreary County. Marker is on Cumberland Falls Road (Kentucky Route 90), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6930 KY-90 Parkers Lake, KY 42634, Parkers Lake KY 42634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cumberland Falls MoonBow (approx. 3 miles away); Kiwanis Trail
4-H Craft Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
2. 4-H Craft Center Marker
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(approx. 3.1 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 3.1 miles away); CCC at Cumberland Falls (approx. 3.1 miles away); McCreary County, 1912 (approx. 10 miles away); First Kentucky Oil Well / Martin Beaty (Beatty) (approx. 10 miles away); Princess Cornblossom (approx. 11.9 miles away); Edward "Eddie" Ward (approx. 13.7 miles away).
 
4-H Craft Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
3. 4-H Craft Center Marker
4-H Craft Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
4. 4-H Craft Center Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 90 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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