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Barbourville in Knox County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Cabin in Kentucky

 
 
First Cabin in Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. First Cabin in Kentucky Marker
Inscription. Near here is site of first structure built April 1750 by a white man in Kentucky. Erected by Dr. Thomas Walker's party while exploring in the interest of the Loyal Land Company.
 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 72.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 52.063′ N, 83° 52.804′ W. Marker is in Barbourville, Kentucky, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Cumberland Gap Parkway (U.S. 25E) and Daniel Boone Drive (State Highway 11), on the right when traveling south on Cumberland Gap Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barbourville KY 40906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1779 (here, next to this marker); Civil War Actions (a few steps from this marker); First House in Kentucky (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Barbourville (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Barbourville (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named
Markers on the Barbourville Bypass image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Markers on the Barbourville Bypass
The Battle of Barbourville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wallsend Mine (approx. 12 miles away); Cumberland Ford (approx. 12.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barbourville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dr. Thomas Walker. Walker's expedition is credited with discovering the Cumberland Gap. He also was Thomas Jefferson's guardian, credited with imparting a love of exploration to Jefferson. (Submitted on September 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site. The site has a reproduction of the cabin. (Submitted on September 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 527 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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