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Near Gulnare in Pike County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Leslie / Lesley Settlement

 
 
Leslie / Lesley Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2019
1. Leslie / Lesley Settlement Marker
Inscription.  This early permanent settlement in the Big Sandy Valley was named for Revolutionary War veteran William Robert Leslie (1729-1802). Leslie moved to this site at John’s Creek circa 1790. His son Robert joined him shortly before his father’s death. William and Robert are buried in separate plots on original settlement site.
 
Erected 1999 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. Presented by Leslie / Lesley Family Association. (Marker Number 2034.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 37.428′ N, 82° 33.207′ W. Marker is near Gulnare, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 194 south of Sycamore Road, on the right when traveling north. It is at the entrance to the Elk Run Golf Course. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10181 KY-194, Pikeville KY 41501, 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. Snivley Chapel
Leslie / Lesley Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2019
2. Leslie / Lesley Settlement Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Struggle for the Big Sandy Valley (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Battle of Ivy Mountain (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Ivy Mountain (approx. 6.4 miles away); McCoy House (approx. 10 miles away); Col. John Dils, Jr. (approx. 10 miles away); Effie Waller Smith (approx. 10.1 miles away); Moses Stepp (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker has the same title and text on both sides.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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