“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Winchester in Clark County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Colonel John Holder

Colonel John Holder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Hall, December 14, 2020
1. Colonel John Holder Marker
Inscription.  John Holder commanded at Fort Boonesborough in 1779 and est. Holder's Station near the mouth of Lower Howard's Creek in 1782. He led a garrison at Vincennes in George Roger Clark's 1786 Wabash Campaign & was appointed a justice of Clark Co. and Lt. Col. of the 17th Regiment of the KY militia in 1792. Holder married Col. Richard Callaway's daughter, Fanny.
Erected 2020 by Kentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1048.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
Location. 37° 55.122′ N, 84° 16.366′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Kentucky, in Clark County. Marker is on Athens Boonesboro Road (Kentucky Route 418 at milepost 4.4), 0.1 miles east of Hidden Grove Lane, on the right when traveling west. Located on the east edge of the parking lot of Hall's On The River Restaraunt. Touch for map. Marker is at or
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near this postal address: 1225 Athens Boonesboro Rd, Winchester KY 40391, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Sycamore Hollow" (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of Fort Boonesborough 1775-1783 (approx. 1.4 miles away); "Divine Elm" (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pioneer National Monument Association (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Ferry in Kentucky / Col. Richard Callaway (approx. 1˝ miles away); Col. Richard Callaway / First Ferry in Kentucky (approx. 1˝ miles away); Fort Boonesborough (approx. 1.6 miles away); Nathaniel Hart / Home of Capt. Nathaniel Hart (approx. 1.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2021, by Brian Hall of Lexington, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on February 11, 2021, by Brian Hall of Lexington, Kentucky. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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