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Near London in Laurel County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Laurel County

 
 
Laurel County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. Laurel County Marker
Inscription.  Formed in 1825 out of portions of Clay, Rockcastle, Whitley, and Knox counties. The abundance and beauty of laurel shrub impressed the early pioneers so much that they named the county for it. Dr. Thomas Walker's party, exploring for the Loyal Land Company of England, first came to the area in 1750, naming the streams after different members of his party.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1176.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 5.093′ N, 84° 3.043′ W. Marker is near London, Kentucky, in Laurel County. Marker is on Mountain Life Museum Road 0.3 miles north of Travis Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Mountain Life Museum Road, London KY 40744, 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. Daniel Boone's Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Where did Millstones Come From?
Marker at the Mountain Life Museum area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. Marker at the Mountain Life Museum area.
Marker next to picket fence, between Museum sign and gift shop.
(approx. ¼ mile away); Dressing a Millstone (approx. ¼ mile away); "The people went and gathered it and ground it in mills." (approx. ¼ mile away); Millstones Through The Ages (approx. ¼ mile away); CSA Returns to Tenn. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wilderness Road Inn (approx. 1.1 miles away); Modrel's Station (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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