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Cox's Creek in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cox's Station

 
 
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By Karl Stelly, June 2, 2014
1. Cox's Station Historical Marker
Inscription.  The first settlement in Nelson County, KY. Three miles east of this spot stood Cox's Station, established in 1775 by Colonel Isaac Cox, a Colonial and Revolutionary War officer who came from Virginia to Kentucky and who was killed by the Indians in 1788. The surveyor's office of Jefferson County was kept in the station in 1780.
 
Erected 1939 by The Kentucky Society, Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 37° 53.319′ N, 85° 28.246′ W. Marker is in Cox's Creek, Kentucky, in Nelson County. Marker is on Louisville/Bardstown Road (U.S. 31E/150) 0 miles north of Wheeler Wright Lane, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in front of the Cox's Creek Elementary School, a few yards off Bardstown Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bardstown KY 40004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Karl Stelly, June 2, 2014
2. Cox's Station Marker
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within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Froman’s Road and Station / McGee’s Stone Castle (approx. one mile away); An Early Turnpike / Mile Stones, ca. 1835 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Nazareth College (approx. 3 miles away); Civil War in Bardstown (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ben Johnson House (approx. 4.2 miles away); My Old Kentucky Home (approx. 5 miles away); Salem Academy (approx. 5.1 miles away); “A Pretty Close Call” (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Cox's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, June 2, 2014
3. Cox's Station Marker
A wider view, looking towards the North
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 754 times since then and 144 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 17, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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