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London in Laurel County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wilderness Road Inn

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
1. Wilderness Road Inn Marker
Inscription.  Site of home-tavern built, 1804, by John Freeman on Revolutionary War land grant. The tavern stood beside historic Wilderness (wagon)Road built by Kentucky between Cumberland Gap and Crab Orchard in 1796. A principal highway, it promoted settlement of Ky. and the West. Operated as a toll road for about 80 years. Inn burned, 1962. Freeman (1761-1841) grave nearby.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 927.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 4.368′ N, 84° 2.316′ W. Marker is in London, Kentucky, in Laurel County. Marker is on Barbourville Road (Kentucky Route 229). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London KY 40744, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. CSA Returns to Tenn. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Laurel County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Daniel Boone's Trail
Wilderness Road Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
2. Wilderness Road Inn Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Where did Millstones Come From? (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dressing a Millstone (approx. 1.2 miles away); Millstones Through The Ages (approx. 1.2 miles away); "The people went and gathered it and ground it in mills." (approx. 1.2 miles away); Modrel's Station (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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