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Donaldson in Trigg County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Donaldson

 
 
Donaldson Marker (side A) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 14, 2021
1. Donaldson Marker (side A)
Inscription.  This community was first settled ca. 1798. Among the prominent Revolutionary War veterans who settled here were Joel Cohoon, James Thomas, Sr. and Nathan Futrell. These early pioneers cleared forests, planted crops and orchards, set up lumber and grist mills and distilleries. Donaldson Post office, established 1855, was on this site 1894-1913.

This seven-mile-long valley has numerous fresh-water springs that feed Donaldson Creek. It was once a hunting ground for the Chickasaw Indian tribe. Area was part of Christian County until Trigg was created in 1820. Donaldson precinct formed in 1917; citizens voted here for more than forty years.
 
Erected 1991 by Kentucky Historical Society • Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1892.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1798.
 
Location. 36° 45.066′ 
Donaldson Marker (side B) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 14, 2021
2. Donaldson Marker (side B)
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N, 87° 53.659′ W. Marker is in Donaldson, Kentucky, in Trigg County. Marker is at the intersection of Donaldson Creek Road (Kentucky Route 807) and Maple Grove Road (Kentucky Route 1062), on the right when traveling west on Donaldson Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cadiz KY 42211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Donaldson Creek Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Lower Donaldson School (approx. half a mile away); James Thomas, Jr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Thomas's Cabinet Shop / Thomas's Mill (approx. Ύ mile away); Drury Bridges (Bridgers, Bridger) (approx. 1½ miles away); Perry Thomas (approx. 1½ miles away); Maple Grove School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Upper Donaldson School (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Donaldson.
 
Donaldson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 14, 2021
3. Donaldson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Jul. 4, 2022