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

Levi Jackson Historic Stump

McNitt Massacre

 

— On Boone’s Trace —

 
Levi Jackson Historic Stump Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 20, 2021
1. Levi Jackson Historic Stump Marker
Inscription.  At this site on October 3, 1786 a young woman of the McNitt Party, settlers who came to be known as the “Defeated Camp”, gave birth to a daughter in a hollow tree after escaping an Indian massacre that killed all but 3 members of their party. This plaque marks the spot where the tree stood and where subsequently the stump of the tree was located.
 
Erected 2016 by Kentucky State Parks The Friends of Boone Trace, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersNatural FeaturesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 4.979′ N, 84° 3.168′ W. Marker is near London, Kentucky, in Laurel County. Marker can be reached from Group Campground Road near Levi Jackson Mill Rd (Kentucky Route 1006). marker is in Levi Jackson State Park, west of the playground, in the Group Camping Area off Group Campground Road at Levi Jackson Mill Rd. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 998 Levi Jackson Mill 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. Daniel Boone's Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Levi Jackson Historic Stump Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 20, 2021
2. Levi Jackson Historic Stump Marker
marker, in circular stone wall, site of the "stump"
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Defeated Camp Burial Ground (about 400 feet away); McNitt's Defeat (about 400 feet away); Where did Millstones Come From? (about 800 feet away); Dressing a Millstone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Millstones Through The Ages (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The people went and gathered it and ground it in mills." (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laurel County (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London.
 
Levi Jackson Historic Stump Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 20, 2021
3. Levi Jackson Historic Stump Marker
the enclosed stump site, on Boone's Trace
Levi Jackson Historic Stump Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 20, 2021
4. Levi Jackson Historic Stump Marker
Boone's Trace, still evident through the Kentucky woods
 
 
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 221 times since then and 131 times this year. 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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Nov. 27, 2022