Samuel Cox, 1756-1832
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
Also see . . . Samuel Cox, 1756-1832. (Submitted on July 10, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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