Ancestor of the Dixie Highway and I-75
This trace was named for Henry Skaggs, a Long Hunter. Many famous pioneers, including John Floyd, Benjamin Logan, and William Whitely, traveled over it. On Oct. 21, 1861, the first Kentucky Civil War battle occurred near here at Camp Wildcat. This first Union victory took place in the Rockcastle Hills. (over)
This trail, from the Hazel Patch to the Crab Orchard, crosses Rockcastle County. It was widely used land route through Kentucky for several years and became part of the Wilderness Road. Daniel Boone crossed the Rockcastle River near here in 1775 in blazing Boone’s Trace from Cumberland Gap to Booonesborough. See over
Erected 1977 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1622.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 14.541′ N, 84° 13.189′ W. Marker is near Livingston, Kentucky, in Rockcastle County. Marker is on South
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Wildcat (approx. 1.4 miles away); Camp Wildcat / Union Civil War Camp (approx. 1˝ miles away); Camp Wildcat and the Wilderness Road (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Camp Wildcat and the Wilderness Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); Infantry Ridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Wildcat (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Battle of Wildcat (approx. 1.9 miles away); Battle of Camp Wildcat (approx. 1.9 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 16, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.