Middlesboro in Bell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
English colony founded in 1886 by Alexander Arthur. Project financed by English company, the American Association, because of timber and rich mineral deposits here. Almost 100,000 mountainous acres in Va., Tenn., and Ky. purchased for the settlement. Town was named for Middlesborough, England. Railroad to Knoxville and Cumberland Gap tunnel built by the company.
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 832.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural Resources • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
Location. 36° 36.499′ N, 83° 42.871′ W. Marker is in Middlesboro, Kentucky, in Bell County. Marker is on North 20th Street south of Lothbury Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middlesboro KY 40965, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary's Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mountain VisionColonel Arthur Campbell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Middlesboro Meteorite Crater Impact Site (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Cumberland Gap (approx. 0.7 miles away); Middlesboro Country Club (approx. 0.8 miles away); Oldest House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Middlesboro Golf Club (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middlesboro.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Elissa Graff of Middlesboro, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 934 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Elissa Graff of Middlesboro, Kentucky. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.