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Lancaster in Garrard County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lancaster Public Spring

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
1. Lancaster Public Spring Marker
Inscription.  In early 1776 John Wilson and Andrew Cowan erected two small cabins near this location. In October of 1782 James Speed settled near this spring. In 1797 William Buford chose this spring to furnish water for the new Garrard Court. It continued as Lancaster's public water source for nearly 50 years.
 
Erected 2008 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2202.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1782.
 
Location. 37° 37.233′ N, 84° 34.65′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Kentucky, in Garrard County. Marker is on East Maple Avenue east of North Adams Street (a.k.a.: Habit Court), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster KY 40444, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Local Authoress (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Statesmen (about 600 feet away); Home of Gov. Bradley (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church
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By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
2. Lancaster Public Spring Marker
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(about 700 feet away); Garrard County, 1797 (about 700 feet away); Garrard County Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Captain William Early Buford (about 700 feet away); Buford-Salter House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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