Daniel Boone, Surveyor / Bush Settlement
Daniel Boone, Surveyor. Daniel Boone earned substantial income as a deputy county surveyor (1783-1797), a dangerous job in frontier Kentucky. He made legal surveys in six Kentucky counties, including Clark. Boone’s first eleven were for William Bush and became the basis for the Bush Settlement. The first was made January 7, 1783.
Bush Settlement. Daniel Boone surveyed 6,147 acres for Captain Billy Bush. Bush located the land for himself and others, then served as pilot and marker on the surveys. Baptist families from Virginia and North Carolina began settling here in November 1784. The nucleus of the settlement was Providence Church on Lower Howard’s Creek.
Erected 2017 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways, presented by Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission. (Marker Number 2531.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Providence Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Colonel John Holder (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Fort Boonesborough 1775-1783 (approx. 2.3 miles away); "Sycamore Hollow" (approx. 2.3 miles away); "Divine Elm" (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pioneer National Monument Association (approx. 2.4 miles away); Col. Richard Callaway / First Ferry in Kentucky (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Ferry in Kentucky / Col. Richard Callaway (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
Additional keywords. Surveyor, Daniel Boone
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