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Williamsburg in Whitley County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1818

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 17, 2014
1. County Named, 1818 Marker
Inscription.  For Col. William Whitley, famous leader in over 17 Indian battles. By 1794 had driven Indians from S.E. Ky. Joined Ky. militia in War of 1812. Killed at Battle of the Thames, 1813. Whitley county formed from Knox. Williamsburg, seat of government, also named for Col. Whitley. First court held, 1818, in home of Samuel Cox, first citizen of Williamsburg.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1067.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 36° 44.622′ N, 84° 9.588′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Kentucky, in Whitley County. Memorial is on N 2nd Street. The marker is located on the grounds of the Whitley County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg KY 40769, 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. Scott's Raid (a few steps from this marker); "Aunt Julia" Marcum
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By Don Morfe, April 17, 2014
2. County Named, 1818 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Cox, 1756-1832 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clyde V. and Patricia Bennett Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roburn Hall (approx. half a mile away); Cumberland College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Roy Martis Chappell (approx. 0.9 miles away); First White Men Here (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 371 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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