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Near Junction City in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Traveler's Rest

 
 
Traveler's Rest Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
1. Traveler's Rest Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.  Isaac Shelby, 1st & 5th governor, came to Ky. as a surveyor in 1775. He claimed 1400 acres in 1776 by raising a crop of corn. In 1779 he received 1st land settlement & premption deed granted by Va. Land Commission. His home, Traveler's Rest, completed in 1786. Upon his death in 1826, he was the only settler living on his original Va. land grant. (Reverse) Settled 1776. This property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 by the United States Department of the Interior.
 
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2233.)
 
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 1775.
 
Location. 37° 33.964′ N, 84° 46.908′ W. Marker is near Junction City, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is on Isaac Shelby Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located at the entrance to Isaac Shelby Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Junction City KY 40440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Traveler's Rest Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
2. Traveler's Rest Marker (Side 2)
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markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac Shelby (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Isaac Shelby Cemetery (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Traveler's Rest (approx. 0.8 miles away); McCormack Christian Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Capt. George Givens (approx. 3.6 miles away); Clark's Station (approx. 5 miles away); Family Services Association of Boyle County (approx. 5.2 miles away); Old Crow Inn / John Crow (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Isaac Shelby. (Submitted on July 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Isaac Shelby. (Submitted on July 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Traveler's Rest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
3. Traveler's Rest Marker
Isaac Shelby image. Click for full size.
Matthew H. Jouett (via Wikipedia), circa 1820
4. Isaac Shelby
Isaac Shelby State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
5. Isaac Shelby State Historic Site
 
 
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 83 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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