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Glasgow in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Settles Rifles

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
1. Settles Rifles Marker
Inscription.  Prized by frontiersmen, now rare collectors' items; they were made by three Settle generations in Barren County. Starting in 1800, William made flintlocks at Rocky Hill. A son, Felix, had shops in Glasgow, Roseville. Felix's sons, Simon and Willis, made rifles in Glasgow, Hiseville, and in Green and Logan counties. Name of maker and place made on all; some dated.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 687.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 56.314′ N, 86° 4.129′ W. Marker is in Glasgow, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker is on Finney Road (Kentucky Route 252) 0.1 miles from Old Kentucky Road 252, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6356 Finney Road, Glasgow KY 42141, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Williams (approx. 8.9 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Williams (approx. 8.9 miles away); Attack on Fort Williams
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
2. Settles Rifles Marker
(approx. 8.9 miles away); Defending Glasgow (approx. 8.9 miles away); General Joseph H. Lewis (approx. 8.9 miles away); Glasgow Municipal Cemetery (approx. 9.2 miles away); Billy Vaughn (approx. 9.4 miles away); Barren County World War I Monument (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glasgow.
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
3. Settles Rifles Marker
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March 22, 2016
4. Settles Rifle
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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