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Burlington in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

From Craig’s Camp / To Burlington

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, April 29, 2019
1. From Craig’s Camp / To Burlington Marker
Inscription.  In June 1799, Boone County's first court set Craig's Camp as county seat. The next year, John H. Craig and Robert Johnson donated 74 acres at the Woolper Creek site for a town they called Wilmington. Court held here in a log courthouse in Jan. 1801 and town was platted that Sept. The streets originally circled central "Publick Square" but later 2 roads cut through it.

Town renamed Burlington in 1816 at the request of the U.S. Post Office. Burlington was incorporated at one time. It survived calls to move the county seat to a different town and remains one of two unincorporated county seats in Ky. It has always been the center for courts, county clerk, and jail in Boone County.
 
Erected 2014 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation, Boone County Historical Society. (Marker Number 2412.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 1.673′ N, 84° 43.446′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Kentucky, in Boone
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By Steve Stoessel, April 29, 2019
2. From Craig’s Camp / To Burlington Marker
County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 18 and Kentucky Route 338, on the right when traveling west on State Route 18. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington KY 41005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Boone County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Historic Burlington, KY (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic Burlington, KY (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic Burlington, KY (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duncan House (about 500 feet away); George Speri Sperti (1900-1991) / Boonetucky Farm (approx. 1.4 miles away); Crash of TWA Flight 694 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hopeful Lutheran Church (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
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By Steve Stoessel, April 29, 2019
3. From Craig’s Camp / To Burlington Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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