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Lyndon in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort William / Col. William Christian

 
 
Fort William Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Fort William Marker
Inscription.  
Fort William
Established in 1785 by William Christian and his wife, Anne, a sister of Patrick Henry. On this site one of earliest stone houses in Kentucky was a famous tavern, The Eight Mile House, on Harrods Trace to Falls of the Ohio. From here, Col. Christian directed the defense of Jefferson County. Killed by Indians, 1786. Buried on Middle Fork of Beargrass.

Col. William Christian
Pioneer leader, prominent in the development of Virginia, Kentucky. Born Virginia, 1743. Officer in French and Indian War, in Dunmore's War, the Revolution and defense of the frontier. He brought his family to Kentucky, 1785. Developed Bullitt Lick Saltworks, Kentucky's first industry. Trustee of Transylvania Seminary. County Lieut. Christian County named for him, 1796.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 974.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
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War, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1785.
 
Location. 38° 14.923′ N, 85° 36.198′ W. Marker is in Lyndon, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Shelbyville Road (U.S. 60) and Whipps Mill Road, on the right when traveling west on Shelbyville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40222, 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. Sturgus Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lyndon (approx. 0.7 miles away); Beargrass Baptist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Soldier's Retreat (approx. 1.6 miles away); James Brown House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Woodlawn Race Course (approx. 1.8 miles away); "Nunnlea" (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Charles Floyd (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort William (Kentucky) — Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 8, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. William Christian (Virginia politician) — Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 8, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Col. William Christian Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Col. William Christian Marker
 
Fort William / Col. William Christian Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
3. Fort William / Col. William Christian Marker
The Eight Mile House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
4. The Eight Mile House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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