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Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Jenny (Jennie) Wiley

Jenny (Jennie) Wiley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, February 4, 2015
1. Jenny (Jennie) Wiley Marker
Inscription.  Captured by Indians in present Bland Co., Va., Oct. 1787 or 89. Four children and brother killed. A child born in captivity killed also. Harman party pursued, had to give up. Came here and joined by others built stockade. After nearly a year Mrs. Wiley escaped, followed "dream" to safety here. Reunited with husband in Va. They settled in this county in 1800.
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 735.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1787.
Location. 37° 44.769′ N, 82° 46.614′ W. Marker is in Paintsville, Kentucky, in Johnson County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 321, 0.1 miles north of Annie's Lane, on the right when traveling south. Marker is adjacent to Paintsville-Prestonsburg/Combs Field. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paintsville KY 41240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harman Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morgan’s Last Raid
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(approx. 4 miles away); Samuel May / Samuel May House (approx. 4.3 miles away); The May Farm (approx. 4.3 miles away); Paintsville (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Walker Expedition (approx. 4.9 miles away); County Named, 1843 (approx. 5 miles away); War on the Big Sandy (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paintsville.
Also see . . .  Who was Jenny Wiley?. (Submitted on April 12, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 93 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 12, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
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