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Golden Pond in Trigg County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Drummer Boy at 7

 
 
Drummer Boy at 7 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
1. Drummer Boy at 7 Marker
Inscription.  Nathan Futrell reputed to be the youngest drummer boy in War of the Revolution, was born, N.C., 1773. Joined N.C. Continental Militia. Married, 1798, came to Ky., 1799. Settled here on Ford's Creek, 1820, where he farmed, set out the first apple orchard, built one of the area's first grist mills, was official surveyor. Died, 1829. He and wife Charity, buried on adjacent hill.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 994.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 36° 43.855′ N, 87° 59.885′ W. Marker is in Golden Pond, Kentucky, in Trigg County. Marker is on County Route 165, on the right when traveling south. Marker is 1.5 miles south of Wranglers Campground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cadiz KY 42211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Laura Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (a
Drummer Boy at 7 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2019
2. Drummer Boy at 7 Marker
few steps from this marker); Golden Pond (approx. 4.1 miles away); St. Joseph's Parish (approx. 4.1 miles away); Civil War Sniper (approx. 5.4 miles away); Great Western Furnace (approx. 6.4 miles away in Tennessee); a different marker also named Great Western Furnace (approx. 6.4 miles away in Tennessee); Jackson Purchase (approx. 7.8 miles away); Cherokee State Park (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golden Pond.
 
Also see . . .  Old Time Kentucky: Marker tells story of youngest drummer boy in the War of the Revolution. (Submitted on July 16, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Futrell Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2019
3. Futrell Cemetery
Nathan Futrell Grave image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2019
4. Nathan Futrell Grave
Nathan Futrell Grave image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2019
5. Nathan Futrell Grave
Nathan Futrell Grave - D.A.R Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
6. Nathan Futrell Grave - D.A.R Marker
Futrell Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2019
7. Futrell Cemetery Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   7. submitted on September 2, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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