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Williamsburg in Whitley County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Samuel Cox, 1756-1832

 
 
Samuel Cox, 1756-1832 Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
1. Samuel Cox, 1756-1832 Marker (Side 1)
Inscription. Samuel Cox is celebrated as the "Father of Williamsburg." The city's first resident & founder, Cox was instrumental in Williamsburg becoming the Whitley County seat of government. He donated land for a courthouse and offered lots for sale for the formation of the city. His home was used as the first school, circuit court, and courthouse.

Cox, given 100 acres by the state of KY for his service in the Revolutionary War, settled here for the abundance of clean water. Cox resided here with his wife Martha and their eight children. The city was known by the names of Spring Ford, Cox's Crossing, Whitley Courthouse, Williamsburgh and, eventually, Williamsburg.

Sponsored by the City of Williamsburg.
 
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2541.)
 
Location. 36° 44.627′ N, 84° 9.517′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Kentucky, in Whitley County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg KY 40769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scott's Raid (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); County Named, 1818 (about

Samuel Cox, 1756-1832 Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
2. Samuel Cox, 1756-1832 Marker (Side 2)
300 feet away); "Aunt Julia" Marcum (about 500 feet away); Mahan Hall (was approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing. ); Clyde V. and Patricia Bennett Building (approx. half a mile away); Roburn Hall (approx. half a mile away); Cumberland College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Roy Martis Chappell (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Samuel Cox, 1756-1832. (Submitted on July 10, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Samuel Cox, 1756-1832 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
3. Samuel Cox, 1756-1832 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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