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Near Franklin in Simpson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

James Bowie Birth Site / 1869 "Cut-Off"/Bowie Land

 
 
James Bowie Birth Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 23, 2021
1. James Bowie Birth Site Marker
Inscription.  
Jams Bowie Birth Site
The adventurer-soldier of knife fame, Colonel James Bowie, who died 1836 at the Alamo in Texas, was born near this site in Logan, now Simpson Co,, 1796. Family moved here, 1794, where his father Reason established mill, 1795; was issued a land warrant for 200 acres, 1796. Reason sold land, 1800; tract is in area later known as the "Cut-Off."
Presented in memory of James Bowie.

1869 "Cut-Off"/Bowie Land
In 1869 Ky. legislature changed original 1819 line dividing Simpson and Logan counties. Relocation of boundary brought new territory to Simpson County. This addition, extended from Tennessee to Warren County, Ky., included communities of Price's Mill, Middleton, Locust Grove, and some "Shaker Lands."
Presented in memory of James Bowie,
born in this area. (See other side)

 
Erected 1994 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1947.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed
1869 "Cut-Off"/Bowie Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 23, 2021
2. 1869 "Cut-Off"/Bowie Land Marker
in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 36° 46.43′ N, 86° 42.163′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Kentucky, in Simpson County. Marker is at the intersection of Turnertown Road (State Road 1170) and Mennonite Church Road, on the right when traveling west on Turnertown Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5100 Turnertown Road, Franklin KY 42134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Virgil Munday Chapman (approx. 2.3 miles away); Brodnax-Conn House (approx. 6.6 miles away); "Elmwood" (approx. 6.7 miles away); McCutchen Meadows (approx. 7 miles away); Lincoln School (approx. 7.3 miles away); a different marker also named Lincoln School (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Shaker Tavern (approx. 7.6 miles away); "Sue Mundy's" Grave (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  James Bowie (Wikipedia). (Submitted on January 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
James Bowie Birth Site / 1869 "Cut-Off"/Bowie Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 23, 2021
3. James Bowie Birth Site / 1869 "Cut-Off"/Bowie Land Marker
James Bowie (1796-1836) image. Click for full size.
By George Peter Alexander Healy, circa 1832
4. James Bowie (1796-1836)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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