“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

New Zion

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By Matt Carter, November 22, 2009
1. New Zion Marker
Inscription.  On Nov. 23, 1872, former slaves Calvin Hamilton and Primus Keene purchased 23 acres. They sold plots to other freedmen and formed black community of Briar Hill; it was later named New Zion. Keene sold land for community well, school, and church. Calvin Hamilton's home survives. Descendants of founders still live in New Zion. Presented by Scott County Fiscal Court.
Erected 1993 by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 1938.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. 38° 10.645′ N, 84° 29.314′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Kentucky, in Scott County. Marker is on State Highway 922 0.2 miles south of Lemmons Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown KY 40324, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Man o' War (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church (approx.
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3.2 miles away); Georgetown Cemetery Confederate Monument (approx. 4.2 miles away); Georgetown Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Georgetown College (approx. 4.2 miles away); Remember the Raisin! (approx. 4˝ miles away); Gen. Basil W. Duke, C.S.A. - Basil W. Duke (1838-1916) (approx. 4˝ miles away); Scott County Courthouse / Goebel Trial Here (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2010, by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 905 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 17, 2010, by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Jul. 13, 2020