John Kimberlin Farm
Kimberlin, a Revolutionary War veteran, was first person to purchase land in what is now Scott County In 1804, he bought Tract 264 of land grant to soldiers of George Rogers Clark. His family settled 1805 in well-built cabin northwest of here, cleared land, built fences, and farmed. He and his wife are buried in the cemetery southwest of here.
After Pigeon Roost massacre in September 1812, his cabin was converted to fortified blockhouse and sheltered area settlers. Nearly 600 mounted volunteers from Kentucky and Indiana territory came to protect the area, encamped on his land, and used his supplies. He petitioned the U.S. Congress in 1832 for payment and received $150 in 1834.
Erected 2001 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Preservation Alliance, Inc., and Scoutt County Community Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1804.
Location. 38° 36.533′ N,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northern Boundary of Clark's Grant (approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of Western Eagle (approx. 3 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lexington First County Seat (approx. 3.1 miles away); A Night in a Hotel (approx. 3.1 miles away); Site of William Hayden English Home (approx. 3½ miles away); Town Creek Encampment (approx. 3½ miles away); Pigeon Roost (approx. 7.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.