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

Early Settler

 
 
Early Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
1. Early Settler Marker
Inscription.  Archelous Craft of Wilkes Co., N.C., was with small band of pioneers who immigrated to upper Ky. River Valley in 1804. Born Dec. 25, 1749, in Roanoke River area, Craft was a veteran of Revolutionary War; he fought in battles of Hanging Rock and Eutaw Springs. He died Nov. 8, 1853. His unmarked grave is three miles north on Crafts Colly.

Presented by Craft Family Reunion Assoc.

 
Erected 1981 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1700.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 7.206′ N, 82° 47.557′ W. Marker is in Whitesburg, Kentucky, in Letcher County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 119 and Jenkins Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 119. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitesburg KY 41858, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker
Early Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
2. Early Settler Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Letcher County Honor Roll (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pilot -- Spy -- Hero / Francis Gary Powers (approx. 1.9 miles away); Scotia Mine Disaster (approx. 5.4 miles away); Pioneer Ancestor (approx. 8˝ miles away); Jenkins (approx. 8.8 miles away); Pound Gap (approx. 9 miles away); Pound Gap Massacre (approx. 9.1 miles away); Brothers Once More (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitesburg.
 
Marker at Intersection of US 119 and Jenkins Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
3. Marker at Intersection of US 119 and Jenkins Road
Marker is at southwest corner of intersection
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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