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Near Georgetown in Scott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Johnson Family Cemetery

 
 
Johnson Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
1. Johnson Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Col. Robert Johnson (1745-1815) of Orange County, Virginia established Johnson's Station at Great Crossing on North Elkhorn Creek in 1783 as the first permanent pioneer settlement in what is now Scott County, Kentucky. In 1785, he and his wife, Jemima Suggett Johnson became charter members of Great Crossing Baptist Church. Johnson served as a member of the Virginia and Kentucky legislatures and helped frame the first and second constitutions of Kentucky. He also supported the advancement of education in Kentucky. Robert and Jemima Johnson had eleven children and numerous descendants. By the mid-nineteenth century, the Johnson's had become one of the most politically and socially influential families in the American South.
 
Erected 2021.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
 
Location. 38° 12.849′ N, 84° 36.324′ W. Marker is near Georgetown, Kentucky, in Scott County. Marker is on Stamping
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Ground Road (Kentucky Route 227) north of Frankfort Pike (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling north. Marker and cemetery are behind Great Crossing Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1061 Stamping Ground Rd, Georgetown KY 40324, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Johnson / Jemima Suggett Johnson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); LaFayette's Tour (about 300 feet away); U.S. Vice President (approx. 0.2 miles away); Choctaw Indian Academy (approx. ¼ mile away); Ward Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cardome (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hemp in Scott County / Hemp in Kentucky (approx. 2.2 miles away); Payne-Desha House / Joseph Desha (1768-1842) (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  Col Robert "Robin" Johnson. Find a Grave entry on the Revolutionary War soldier includes additional biographical detail. (Submitted on July 31, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Johnson Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
2. Johnson Family Cemetery Marker
The Johnson Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
3. The Johnson Family Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 203 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Jul. 23, 2024