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

Cherokees in Kentucky

 
 
Cherokees in Kentucky Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
1. Cherokees in Kentucky Marker (Side 1)
Inscription. Chiefs Oconostota, Attacullaculla, & Sewanooko signed the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals in 1775 which relinquished Cherokee claims to most of present-day Kentucky. It was the largest land cession in the history of the frontier, up to that time, & led to the settlement of Forts Harrod, Boonesborough, & Logan's Station. Chief Doublehead (Chiqualataque), an influential leader in Cumberland Plateau region, frequently attacked Wilderness trail & Ky. settlements in the 1700s. Wm. Whitley, Benj. Logan, and Isaac Shelby fought against his raids. Yet, the chief negotiated significant land & peace treaties and was a guest of Pres. Washington, Adams, and Jefferson.
 
Erected 2013 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2410.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 31.765′ N, 84° 39.693′ W. Marker is in Stanford, Kentucky, in Lincoln County. Marker is on East Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanford KY 40484, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilderness Road - Loganís Station (a few steps from this marker); County Named, 1780
Cherokees in Kentucky Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
2. Cherokees in Kentucky Marker (Side 2)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln County (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentucky's Oldest Main Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); History Written in Departures & Arrivals (about 700 feet away); Baughman Mill (about 700 feet away); Earliest Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stanford Female College (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanford.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers
 
Cherokees in Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
3. Cherokees in Kentucky Marker
Chief Attacullaculla image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, June 24, 2009
4. Chief Attacullaculla
Chief Oconostota image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
5. Chief Oconostota
William Whitley image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
6. William Whitley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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