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Middlesboro in Bell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Oldest House

 
 
Oldest House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 4, 2021
1. Oldest House Marker
Inscription.  Built about 1800 in Yellow Creek Valley, the second brick house in the county, and the oldest one still standing. The bricks were made from clay by slave labor. Home of Rev. John Calvin Colson, "Patriarch of Yellow Creek Valley," preacher, teacher, lawyer, doctor, farmer, miller, merchant, "being gifted along these lines but not educated for such pursuits."
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1228.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 36° 37.294′ N, 83° 42.729′ W. Marker is in Middlesboro, Kentucky, in Bell County. Marker is at the intersection of 19th Street (Route 2079) and Hurst Road, on the right when traveling north on 19th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1005 19th St, Middlesboro KY 40965, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watts Furnaces / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Mary's Episcopal Church
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Middlesborough (approx. 0.9 miles away); Middlesboro Meteorite Crater Impact Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tri - State Heroes (approx. 0.9 miles away); Middlesboro Golf Club (approx. one mile away); Middlesboro Country Club (approx. one mile away); Mountain Vision (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middlesboro.
 
Oldest House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 4, 2021
2. Oldest House Marker
Oldest House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 4, 2021
3. Oldest House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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