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Williamsburg in Whitley County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1818

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 17, 2014
1. County Named, 1818 Marker
Inscription.  For Col. William Whitley, famous leader in over 17 Indian battles. By 1794 had driven Indians from S.E. Ky. Joined Ky. militia in War of 1812. Killed at Battle of the Thames, 1813. Whitley county formed from Knox. Williamsburg, seat of government, also named for Col. Whitley. First court held, 1818, in home of Samuel Cox, first citizen of Williamsburg.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1067.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 44.622′ N, 84° 9.588′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Kentucky, in Whitley County. Marker is on N 2nd Street. The marker is located on the grounds of the Whitley County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg KY 40769, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scott's Raid (a few steps from this marker); "Aunt Julia" Marcum (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Cox, 1756-1832 (about
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By Don Morfe, April 17, 2014
2. County Named, 1818 Marker
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mahan Hall (was approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Clyde V. and Patricia Bennett Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roburn Hall (approx. half a mile away); Cumberland College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Roy Martis Chappell (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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