Butler's Landing Daniel Boone, on his trip to the Western Territory in 1773, followed the old game and Indian trail to where two creeks flowed into the Cumberland River. He referred to them as the Twin or Double Creeks in his journal. On this . . . — — Map (db m74336) HM WM
During the Civil War, the residents of the eastern and Cumberland River sections of present-day Clay County (then part of Jackson and Overton Counties) were usually Confederate sympathizers, while those in the western section supported the Union. . . . — — Map (db m74297) HM
Honoring those who gave
the supreme sacrifice
Spanish American War
Stanley G. Wright
World War I
Bedford Sherman Bean • Ezra A. Brown • John S. Bean • John E. Cherry • Stone F. Cherry • . . . — — Map (db m157355) WM
Constructed and operated by Corps of Engineers Department of the Army.
This is one of a series of dams in the Cumberland River Basin for flood control, power, navigation and water conservation.
Height of dam - 185 ft. Length of dam - 1,717 . . . — — Map (db m91771) HM
Capt. Jacob C. “Jake” Bennett, a native Kentuckian and noted Confederate partisan ranger, is buried in Donaldson Cemetery (four miles north of here). During the war, bushwhackers and guerrillas on both sides raided the sparsely populated . . . — — Map (db m112197) HM
"Let's all go, down to Dumas Walker
We'll get a slaw burger, fries and a bottle of Ski
Bring it on out to my baby and me."
In 1990, the Kentucky Headhunters, a Southern rock band from Edmonton, Kentucky, scored their second hit, . . . — — Map (db m184192) HM
Free Hill(s), a historic Black community, was established northeast of Celina before the Civil War by former slaves of Virginia Hill. Hill brought her slaves from North Carolina to then Overton County, purchased 2,000 hilly and rough acres, settled . . . — — Map (db m74274) HM
On September 25, 1830, Mary Ann (Hudspeth) Webb (ca 1772-1842) used the proceeds from the sale of her land holdings in North Carolina to buy 200 acres of land in Overton County, located on the east side of the Obed River, about 1 ½ miles . . . — — Map (db m112216) HM
On the knoll 400 yards to the east is the house, built between 1780 and 1782 by this Pennsylvania Quaker, who reportedly migrated here to avoid military service. At the time of its building, this territory was part of Washington District of North . . . — — Map (db m157353) HM
The William Hull building — constructed in 1898, (photograph taken in 1913)
William Hull, 1840 - 1923, a small man with flashing black eyes, was a pioneer lumberman in Clay County, the #1 lumber producer in the USA 1880-1920. Wm. Hull . . . — — Map (db m157359) HM
Hermitage Springs was first called Trace because of its location in Big Trace Creek valley. The community existed of only a few scattered residences and a small log church that became known as the Hermitage Springs Church of Christ. Established . . . — — Map (db m177398) HM