Nathaniel Hart / Home of Capt. Nathaniel Hart
Nathaniel Hart was born in Hanover County, Virgi1na, in 134. A key figure in the purchase of land in Kentucky from Cherokee Indians, he came to Boonesborough in 1775. Killed in 1782 by Indians near this old house, and buried across the road. His daughter, Susannah, became wife of Isaac Shelby, first and fifth Governor of Kentucky.
Home of Capt. Nathaniel Hart
This old log house was built by Captain Nathaniel Hart, one of the proprietors of Transylvania Company. Hart settled near this spot in 1779 and named his settlement "White Oak Springs". He was joined here by some Dutch families from Pennsylvania. This structure is the oldest house still standing in Madison County.
Erected 2013 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1577.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 53.738′ N, 84° 16.012′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is on Boonesboro Road (Kentucky Route 388), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in Fort Boonesborough State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond KY 40475, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Regarding Nathaniel Hart / Home of Capt. Nathaniel Hart. According to a park ranger, the log cabin mentioned in the marker no longer exists.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.