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Benjamin Craig

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
1. Benjamin Craig Marker
Inscription.  Grave of one of founders of Port William (now Carrollton). Craig laid off town on 613 acres which he and James Hawkins owned; the legislature incorporated it in 1794. He erected the first brick house in county, 1792. Born in Virginia, 1751, Benjamin came to Kentucky at age 30. He accompanied the Traveling Church, led by Lewis Craig, his brother. Died, 1822.
 
Erected 1981 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 893.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 41.492′ N, 85° 8.49′ W. Marker is in Carrollton, Kentucky, in Carroll County. Marker is on Highland Avenue (U.S. 42) east of Martin Road (Route 2350), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2603 Highland Ave, Carrollton KY 41008, 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. The Masterson House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carrollton (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Price of Freedom
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By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
2. Benjamin Craig Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Col. Percival Pierce Butler (approx. 1.9 miles away); General William Orlando Butler (approx. 1.9 miles away); Home of Gen. Butler (approx. 2.2 miles away); World War I & World War II Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Korea & Vietnam - - War Memorial of Carroll County Kentucky (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carrollton.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for The Traveling Church. “Seeking religious freedom and economic opportunity, in 1781 Rev. Lewis Craig led a group numbering perhaps five or six hundred people known as ‘The Travelling Church’ composed of a core comprised by a majority of the Baptist congregation of Lewis’ Upper Spottsylvania church, along with other settlers joining in, to the area of Virginia known as Kentucky County, present-day Kentucky.” (Submitted on July 2, 2019.) 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
3. Benjamin Craig Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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