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

McNitt's Defeat

Worst Indian Massacre in all Kentucky

 

— On Boone’s Trace —

 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 20, 2021
1. McNitt's Defeat Marker
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McNitt's Defeat
October 3rd, 1786
Worst Indian massacre in all Kentucky
 
Erected 1937 by The Filson Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersNative Americans.
 
Location. 37° 5.045′ N, 84° 3.2′ W. Marker is near London, Kentucky, in Laurel County. Marker is at the intersection of Mountain Life Museum Rd and Levi Jackson Rd (Kentucky Route 1006), on the left when traveling east on Mountain Life Museum Rd. marker is in Levi Jackson State Park, at McNitt Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 998 Levi Jackson Rd, 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. Defeated Camp Burial Ground (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? (about 500 feet away); Dressing a Millstone (about 500 feet away); Millstones Through The Ages
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 20, 2021
2. McNitt's Defeat Marker
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(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.
 
McNitt's Defeat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 20, 2021
3. McNitt's Defeat Marker
McNitt's Defeat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 20, 2021
4. McNitt's Defeat Marker
Tombstones visible behind the marker, inside the stone wall of the cemetery
 
 
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 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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