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

John McMurtry’s Station

 
 
John McMurtry’s Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
1. John McMurtry’s Station Marker
Inscription. John and Elizabeth McCoun McMurtry established this station around 1780, and the log house presumed to be part of the station still exists within this structure. Captain McMurtry survived the Battle of Blue Licks but was captured, required to run the gauntlet several times, and ransomed at Detroit. He made his way back to Kentucky only to be killed by Indians at Harmar’s Defeat in 1790. (Marker Number 72.)
 
Location. 37° 50.183′ N, 84° 43.953′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is on Lexington Road (Kentucky Route 33), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4170 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rev. John Rice (approx. 3.8 miles away); John Gordon's Station (approx. 3.8 miles away); Neighbors-Governors / Mercer Governors (approx. 3.9 miles away); Gabriel Slaughter (approx. 5.1 miles away); Boone's Cave (approx. 5½ miles away); Pioneer Teacher, 1779 / McAfee Station (approx. 6.6 miles away); a different marker
Harmar's Defeat image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
2. Harmar's Defeat
also named Pioneer Teacher, 1779 / McAfee Station (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Baptist Tabernacle of The Wilderness (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Harmar's Defeat. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Battle of Blue Licks. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
John McMurtry’s Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
3. John McMurtry’s Station Marker
Battle of Blue Licks image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
4. Battle of Blue Licks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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