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Irvine in Estill County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1808

 
 
County Named, 1808 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. County Named, 1808 Marker
Inscription.  For Captain James Estill, gallant soldier and frontiersman. Fought one of bloodiest Indian battles, Estill's Defeat, on March 22, 1782, in what is now Montgomery County. He and 7 of his 25 pioneers were killed in violent combat with a band of marauding Wyandots. The 50th county, formed out of parts of Clark and Madison. Parts of 5 counties were taken from Estill.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1219.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 22, 1782.
 
Location. 37° 42.03′ N, 83° 58.505′ W. Marker is in Irvine, Kentucky, in Estill County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Street (Kentucky Route 2461) and Main Street (Route 89), on the right when traveling east on Broadway Street. Located at the Estill County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 Main Street, Irvine KY 40336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Marker, on left, at Estill County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. Marker, on left, at Estill County Courthouse.
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markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Irvine (here, next to this marker); Battle of Irvine (within shouting distance of this marker); Estill Seminary / Collegiate Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away); Estill Springs (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lookout Mountain Hero (approx. 0.7 miles away); Station Camp (approx. 0.7 miles away); Red River Iron Works / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 6.4 miles away); Fitchburg Furnace (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irvine.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Little Mountain, aka Estill's Defeat. (Submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
County Named, 1808 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Profitt, March 20, 2021
3. County Named, 1808 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on March 21, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky.

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May. 26, 2022