Princeton in Caldwell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
William Prince, 1752-1810 / Founder of Princeton
Born in Virginia, his family moved to Spartanburg Co., S.C. in 1768. During the Revolutionary War, he served as captain in Col. Benjamin Roebuck’s S.C. Spartan regiment. After completing his military duty, he led a party of family & friends through Cumberland Gap. In 1782, they settled on Red River in Tenn.
In 1797, Prince explored area in Ky. called Eddy Grove, on Eddy Creek. He found a large spring and fertile land. He moved his family to Kentucky the next year. Prince’s Town was established in 1805. After his death, his widow gave 50 acres on which the first courthouse was built. The town later became known as Princeton.
Erected 2010 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2330.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 6.526′ N, 87° 52.833′ W. Marker is in Princeton, Kentucky, in Caldwell County. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 199 North Franklin Street, Princeton KY 42445, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shandy Hall (Princeton) (within shouting distance of this marker); County Named, 1809 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Courthouse Burned (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Shandy Hall (Princeton) (about 500 feet away); Trail of Tears (about 500 feet away); Black Patch War (about 500 feet away); Ogden Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Princeton First Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton.
Categories. • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.