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Barbourville in Knox County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1779

 
 
County Named, 1779 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. County Named, 1779 Marker
Inscription.  For Henry Knox, U.S. Sec. of War, 1785-96. Born Boston, 1750. Joined Continental Army, 1775. Battles of Bunker Hill, Brandywine, Yorktown, and others. Command of artillery, 1775. Commissioned Major-General, 1781. Proposed a military academy in 1779, first commandant at West Point, 1782. Organized Society of Cincinnati, 1783. Sec. of War, 1785-96. Died in Maine, 1806.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 782.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 36° 52.062′ N, 83° 52.802′ W. Marker is in Barbourville, Kentucky, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Cumberland Gap Parkway (U.S. 25E) and Daniel Boone Drive (State Highway 11), on the right when traveling south on Cumberland Gap Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barbourville KY 40906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Markers on the Barbourville Bypass image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Markers on the Barbourville Bypass
markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Cabin in Kentucky (here, next to this marker); Civil War Actions (here, next to this marker); First House in Kentucky (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Barbourville (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Barbourville (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Barbourville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wallsend Mine (approx. 12 miles away); Cumberland Ford (approx. 12.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barbourville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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