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

Estill Springs

 
 
Estill Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. Estill Springs Marker
Inscription.  Mineral springs visited by Boone, Boyle, McAfee and other pioneers. Early camp of Shawnee Indians. First school of early settlers located here. Operated as resort, 1814 until hotel burned 1924. In 1861, owner Col. Sidney M. Barnes organized 8th Ky. Inf. Vol., USA. Used as recruiting station and camp. Morgan's men held several reunions here, including the last.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 555.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 42.579′ N, 83° 58.54′ W. Marker is in Irvine, Kentucky, in Estill County. Marker is on Main Street (Kentucky Route 89) south of Geneva Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Across from Estill Springs Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Main Street, Irvine KY 40336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7
Looking southerly towards the elementary school. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. Looking southerly towards the elementary school.
miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Estill Seminary / Collegiate Institute (approx. 0.4 miles away); Irvine (approx. 0.6 miles away); County Named, 1808 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Irvine (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lookout Mountain Hero (approx. 1.1 miles away); Station Camp (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fitchburg Furnace (approx. 6.9 miles away); a different marker also named Fitchburg Furnace (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irvine.
 
Also see . . .  History of Estill Springs. (Submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
The view north on KY-89. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
3. The view north on KY-89.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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