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

Pioneer Ancestor

 
 
Pioneer Ancestor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 2, 2016
1. Pioneer Ancestor Marker
Inscription.  James Caudill, born in Virginia in 1753, first came to Big Cowan Creek in 1787. Because of Indians, he took his family back to North Carolina. Returning here in 1792 with his family, he built a cabin, stayed several years, went back to North Carolina. They settled here permanently in 1811. He was progenitor of a large, widespread mountain family. He died in 1840.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1197.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1753.
 
Location. 37° 9.067′ N, 82° 56.552′ W. Marker is in Letcher, Kentucky, in Letcher County. Marker is on State Highway 7, 0.1 miles south of Kaleb Baker Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Letcher KY 41832, 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. Carr Creek Center (approx. 5.7 miles away); Pilot -- Spy -- Hero / Francis Gary Powers
View to South Along State Highway 7 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 2, 2016
2. View to South Along State Highway 7
Marker is on left (east) side of highway
Driveway to Caudill cemetery is visible on right side
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(approx. 6.8 miles away); Letcher County Honor Roll (approx. 6.8 miles away); Battle of Leatherwood (approx. 8.3 miles away); Early Settler (approx. 8½ miles away); Scotia Mine Disaster (approx. 9½ miles away); Uncle Ira (approx. 11.2 miles away); Cordia School (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  James Caudill, Jr - findagrave.com. (Submitted on August 21, 2016.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Grave Site of James Caudill
James Caudill is buried in a small cemetery located 300 feet west of the marker. The cemetery may be reached from the driveway located across Highway 7 from the marker. The link in the Also See ... section is his grave record as catalogued in findagrave.com.
    — Submitted August 21, 2016.
 
Grave of James Caudill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 2, 2016
3. Grave of James Caudill
Cemetery is located 300 feet west of the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 581 times since then and 159 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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