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Near Oneida in Clay County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Gilbert, Sr. Memorial Highway

 
 
John Gilbert, Sr. Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
1. John Gilbert, Sr. Memorial Highway Marker
Side One
Inscription.
(Side One)
Named in honor of first white man to settle on Red Bird River, at the mouth of Gilbertís Creek. A veteran of Revolutionary War, John Gilbert came here to hunt and trap. He surveyed and claimed much of Clay, Leslie and Harlan counties; was an early salt maker. He became a Baptist minister and established three churches in the area.

(Side Two)
This versatile pioneer (1764-1868) was state senator from Clay, Knox, Harlan and Whitley counties, 1833-1837; introduced bill for benefit of Clay Co. Seminary. A self-taught doctor, he ministered physically as well as spiritually. After Clay Co. formed, 1807, Gilbert served as justice of peace and tax assessor.

September 1979 †††††††††††††††Julian Carroll, Governor
 
Erected 1979 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 10.294′ N, 83° 34.975′ W. Marker is near Oneida, Kentucky, in Clay County. Marker is on State Highway 66 0.6 miles north of U.S. 421, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oneida KY 40972, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
John Gilbert, Sr. Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
2. John Gilbert, Sr. Memorial Highway Marker
Side Two
At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chief Red Bird (a few steps from this marker); Oneida Baptist Institute (approx. 7.6 miles away); County Named, 1806 (approx. 10 miles away); Salt Works was located along the old Warrior's Path (approx. 10 miles away); This Site is Birth Place of Local History (approx. 10 miles away); Gov. Bert T. Combs (1959-1963)/Bert T. Combs (1911 – 1991) (approx. 10 miles away); Goose Creek Salt Works (approx. 10 miles away); A Masterful Retreat (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oneida.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
John Gilbert, Sr. Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
3. John Gilbert, Sr. Memorial Highway Marker
Markers in front of Big Creek Elementary School image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
4. Markers in front of Big Creek Elementary School
View to Southeast on Highway 66 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
5. View to Southeast on Highway 66
Markers on right (south) side of highway
View to Northwest on Highway 66 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
6. View to Northwest on Highway 66
Markers near driveway entrance to Big Creek Elementary School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 23, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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