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London in Laurel County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wilderness Road Inn

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
1. Wilderness Road Inn Marker
Inscription. Site of home-tavern built, 1804, by John Freeman on Revolutionary War land grant. The tavern stood beside historic Wilderness (wagon)Road built by Kentucky between Cumberland Gap and Crab Orchard in 1796. A principal highway, it promoted settlement of Ky. and the West. Operated as a toll road for about 80 years. Inn burned, 1962. Freeman (1761-1841) grave nearby.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 927.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 4.368′ N, 84° 2.316′ W. Marker is in London, Kentucky, in Laurel County. Marker is on Barbourville Road (Kentucky Route 229). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London KY 40744, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. CSA Returns to Tenn. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Modrel's Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Lt. Carl H. Dodd / Medal of Honor Winner (approx. 3.5 miles away); Congressmen Buried in London / Congressmen Buried in A.R. Dyche Memorial Park (approx.
Wilderness Road Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
2. Wilderness Road Inn Marker
3.7 miles away); Sue Bennett College (approx. 4.6 miles away); Poynter Building (approx. 4.6 miles away); Battle of London (approx. 4.6 miles away); Wilderness Road/Boone Trace (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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