Barbourville in Knox County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
First Cabin in Kentucky
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 72.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. 36° 52.063′ N, 83° 52.804′ 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 are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1779 (here, next to this marker); Civil War Actions (a few steps from this marker); First House in Kentucky (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Barbourville 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.
Also see . . .
1. Dr. Thomas Walker. Walker's expedition is credited with discovering the Cumberland Gap. He also was Thomas Jefferson's guardian, credited with imparting a love of exploration to Jefferson. (Submitted on September 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site. The site has a reproduction of the cabin. (Submitted on September 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 623 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.