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Erlanger in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Timberlake

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
1. Timberlake Marker
Inscription.  In 1826 this two-story brick home was built beside an Indian trail. Its builder, Major William Thornton Timberlake, in War of 1812, helped to develop toll road which became Dixie Highway. Home of son-in-law, Dr. John H. Stevenson, first to practice medicine in Boone and Kenton counties. Five generations of Timberlakes, Stevensons and Taylors have lived in this house.
 
Erected 1977 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1626.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 0.943′ N, 84° 35.938′ W. Marker is in Erlanger, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is on Stevenson Road (Kentucky Route 236) east of Dixie Highway (Route 42), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 Stevenson Rd, Erlanger KY 41018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Erlanger Depot / Erlanger Proper Subdivision (approx. 0.2 miles away); Erlanger Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Timberlake Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
2. Timberlake Marker
Skirmish at Florence (approx. 1.9 miles away); Center of Population of U.S. in 1880 (approx. 3 miles away); Hopeful Lutheran Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); 1937 Flood at Constance / Anderson Ferry (approx. 4.1 miles away); Fort Mitchel (approx. 4.1 miles away); John Hunt Morgan Escape Route (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erlanger.
 
Also see . . .  The History of Erlanger. 1924 history by H.F. Childress. “Major Timberlake was one of the pioneer settlers of this section. He was the owner of thousands of acres of land on the south side of what is now Dixie Highway. His first residence was located on the highway between what is now May and Vine Streets in Elsmere. His next residence was the same house in which Rev. George Bealer resides at this time. Major Timberlake was the father of Miss Alice E. Timberlake, (who married Dr. John J. Stevenson), and the grandfather of Mr. Thomas J. Stevenson, Miss Mary A. Stevenson, and Mrs. Theodore F. Hallam (Margaret E. Stevenson). He was the great-grandfather of Miss Mary Alice Stevenson and Miss Alice Hallam. Dr. John H. Stevenson,
Home Built by Major William Thornton Timberlake image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
3. Home Built by Major William Thornton Timberlake
This is private property.
the son-in-;law of Major Timberlake, was one of the leading physicians of Kenton and Boone counties. He moved to what is now Erlanger in 1855, and resided in the present residence of this son, Mr. Thomas J. Stevenson, until his death in 1883. The old graveyard in the rear of the house indicates that the house was erected prior to 1849.” (Submitted on July 1, 2019.) 
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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