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Near London in Laurel County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Defeated Camp Burial Ground

McNitt Cemetery

 

— On Boone’s Trace —

 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 20, 2021
1. Defeated Camp Burial Ground Marker
Inscription.  The McNitt Company, a group of early settlers organized in Virginia for protection on the trip to Kentucky settlements, was camped here on Boone’s Trace. Failing to post a guard they were massacred by Indians on October 3, 1786. The victims were buried here at the site of their last camp.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 5.045′ N, 84° 3.196′ W. Marker is near London, Kentucky, in Laurel County. Marker is at the intersection of Mountain Life Museum Road and Levi Jackson Road (Kentucky Route 1006), on the left when traveling east on Mountain Life Museum Road. The marker is in Levi Jackson State Park at McNitt Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 998 Levi Jackson Road, London KY 40744, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McNitt's Defeat (here, next to this marker); Daniel Boone's Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Levi Jackson Historic Stump (about 400 feet away); Where did Millstones Come From?
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 20, 2021
2. Defeated Camp Burial Ground Marker
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(about 500 feet away); Dressing a Millstone (about 500 feet away); Millstones Through The Ages (about 600 feet away); "The people went and gathered it and ground it in mills." (about 600 feet away); Laurel County (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London.
 
Defeated Camp Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 20, 2021
3. Defeated Camp Burial Ground Marker
Defeated Camp Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 20, 2021
4. Defeated Camp Burial Ground Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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