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Bonnieville in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

An Indian Ambush

 
 
An Indian Ambush Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
1. An Indian Ambush Marker
Inscription.  In 1788, William Smuthers, Gilbert LeClerc and his wife, pioneers, were on their way to settle the land they bought, which later became the site of Munfordville. The men were killed by Indians, about 4 mi. SE of here. The deed taken as part of the booty. Land resold before title was found not to be clear. Original deed found and building in town was resumed.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1299.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 22.721′ N, 85° 54.152′ W. Marker is in Bonnieville, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker is on Bacon Creek Road (State Highway 728) east of North Dixie Highway (U.S. 31W), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7597 North Dixie Highway, Bonnieville KY 42713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this
An Indian Ambush Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
2. An Indian Ambush Marker
Looking west at intersection of US 31W and KY 728.
marker, measured as the crow flies. Bacon Creek Trestle (approx. mile away); Bacon Creek Bridge (approx. mile away); John Muir & Robert Munford (approx. 7.4 miles away); William Clark and Family (approx. 7.4 miles away); Church-Hospital (approx. 7.4 miles away); Carter-Dowling School / Teachers at "Colored" Elementary Schools of Hart County Circa 1950 (approx. 7.4 miles away); Glen Lily (approx. 7.4 miles away); Henry Clay Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bonnieville.
 
Also see . . .  Frenchman's Knob. The Bacon Creek Historical Society gives a detailed account of the incident and biographical information on William Smuthers and Gilbert LeClerc. (Submitted on January 28, 2011.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 823 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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