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Stearns in McCreary County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Princess Cornblossom

 
 
Princess Cornblossom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 25, 2012
1. Princess Cornblossom Marker
Inscription.  Burial site of daughter of Chief Doublehead. Legend is that as a young girl she accompanied her father at signing of Treaty of Sycamore Shoals, 1775, transferring Cherokees' land between Ohio and Cumberland rivers to Transylvania Society. As'Quaw tribe settled in region south of river. Protecting tribe's secret mine, she killed a renegade. Married Big Jake, trader.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society/Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1075.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 36° 41.979′ N, 84° 28.834′ W. Marker is in Stearns, Kentucky, in McCreary County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 1651 and Kinne Street, on the left when traveling south on State Route 1651. Marker is adjacent to the Orie S Ware Lodge #874 F&AM, just south of the
Princess Cornblossom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 25, 2012
2. Princess Cornblossom Marker
Looking north on KY 1651. F&AM Lodge and First Baptist Church in background.
Stearns First Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stearns KY 42647, 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. First Kentucky Oil Well / Martin Beaty (Beatty) (approx. 1.9 miles away); McCreary County, 1912 (approx. 1.9 miles away); Edward "Eddie" Ward (approx. 3.4 miles away); Tennessee / Kentucky (approx. 7.6 miles away in Tennessee); 4-H Craft Center (approx. 11.9 miles away); Cumberland Falls MoonBow (approx. 12.2 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 12˝ miles away); CCC at Cumberland Falls (approx. 12˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 717 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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