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Near Winchester in Clark County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Boone-Callaway Girls Kidnapping

 
 
Boone-Callaway Girls Kidnapping Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 27, 2021
1. Boone-Callaway Girls Kidnapping Marker
Inscription.  On July 14, 1776, Daniel Boone's daughter, Jemima, and Richard Callaway's daughters, Betsey and Fanny, left Fort Boonesborough to canoe on the Kentucky River. They drifted close to the bank near this spot and were captured by five Native Americans and taken north. Daniel Boone pursued them with eight men and rescued the girls unharmed two days later.
Presented by the Clark County-Winchester Heritage Commission

 
Erected 2017 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2511.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 14, 1776.
 
Location. 37° 54.379′ N, 84° 16.138′ W. Marker is near Winchester, Kentucky, in Clark County. Marker is on Athens Boonesboro Road (Kentucky Route 418) north of Boonesboro Road (Kentucky Route 627), on the right
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when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 363 Athens Boonesboro Road, Winchester KY 40391, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Sycamore Hollow" (approx. half a mile away); Site of Fort Boonesborough 1775-1783 (approx. half a mile away); Daniel Boone's Trail (approx. half a mile away); Fort Boonsborough Site (approx. half a mile away); "Divine Elm" (approx. half a mile away); Pioneer National Monument Association (approx. half a mile away); The First Christian Service in Kentucky (approx. half a mile away); A Frontier Kidnapping (approx. half a mile away).
 
Regarding Boone-Callaway Girls Kidnapping. Jemima Boone later told a niece that "the Indians were really kind to us, as much so as they well could have been, or their circumstances permitted," Yale University historian John Mack Faragher wrote in his 1992 book Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer. Jemima Boone also later married one of her rescuers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Capture and rescue of Jemima Boone (Wikipedia). (Submitted on March 29, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. The Capture and Rescue of Jemima Boone. Angel Stahr, an interpretive guide at the
Boone-Callaway Girls Kidnapping Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 27, 2021
2. Boone-Callaway Girls Kidnapping Marker
Historic Daniel Boone Home Site in Defiance, Mo., portrays Jemima Boone Callaway as she relates her kidnapping in "The Capture and Rescue of Jemima Boone." Video by SCCMOTV, the audiovisual arm of St. Charles County Government. (Submitted on March 29, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
<i>The Abduction of Daniel Boone's Daughter by the Indians</i> image. Click for full size.
Charles Wimar / Public domain, 1853
3. The Abduction of Daniel Boone's Daughter by the Indians
An artist's rendering of the incident.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,162 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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