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

Cumberland County

 
 
Cumberland County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
1. Cumberland County Marker
Inscription.  Established 1798, taken out of Green County. Later, between 1800 and 1860, parts of Wayne, Monroe, Russell, Clinton, Metcalfe were taken from its original territory. First known white men here, 1769. Daniel Boone explored area, 1771. Burkesville, laid out in 1798 on land owned by Samuel Burks, was vital riverport for timber and farm produce during steamboat era.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 959.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1798.
 
Location. 36° 47.418′ N, 85° 22.229′ W. Marker is in Burkesville, Kentucky, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Kentucky Route 61) and Hill Street, on the left when traveling south on North Main Street. Marker is located on Courthouse Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burkesville KY 42717, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morgan On To Ohio (a few steps from this marker); Raiders Entered Here
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Smith Pharmacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Father Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Cumberland Countians War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Coe Family / The Coes of Cumberland County (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to Dr. Joseph Schickel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The History of Cumberland County (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burkesville.
 
Cumberland County Marker (right) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
2. Cumberland County Marker (right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 144 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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