“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Nicholas County, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Nicholas County, Kentucky and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Nicholas County, KY (10) Bath County, KY (13) Bourbon County, KY (33) Fleming County, KY (16) Harrison County, KY (24) Montgomery County, KY (17) Robertson County, KY (12)  NicholasCounty(10) Nicholas County (10)  BathCounty(13) Bath County (13)  BourbonCounty(33) Bourbon County (33)  FlemingCounty(16) Fleming County (16)  HarrisonCounty(24) Harrison County (24)  MontgomeryCounty(17) Montgomery County (17)  RobertsonCounty(12) Robertson County (12)
Carlisle is the county seat for Nicholas County
Adjacent to Nicholas County, Kentucky
      Bath County (13)  
      Bourbon County (33)  
      Fleming County (16)  
      Harrison County (24)  
      Montgomery County (17)  
      Robertson County (12)  
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1 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 1764 — Carlisle Passenger Depot
Built in 1912 by L & N soon after original frame depot burned. The Lexington and Maysville Railroad was completed to Carlisle by 1871; railroad joined L & N system, 1891. Land donated for depot by thirteen citizens and businesses in 1882. Depot . . . Map (db m136708) HM
2 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 1230 — Col. Daniel Boone1734-1820
Daniel Boone's last home in Ky. In spring of 1795, Daniel Boone and his wife returned from Va. and built log cabin. Restored cabin. ← Boone and family lived here until they moved to Louisiana Territory (Missouri), 1799. Boone fought in last . . . Map (db m136919) HM
3 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 708 — County Name's Sake
George Nicholas, 1743-99, born in Virginia. Colonel, Revolutionary War. Zealous advocate of Virginia adoption of Federal Constitution, 1788. He came to Kentucky, 1790. "Brightest luminary" in Kentucky's first constitutional convention. First . . . Map (db m137219) HM
4 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 2053 — Dr. Charles W. Mathers 1856-1937 / Nicholas County Benefactor
Dr. Charles W. Mathers 1856-1937 This Nicholas Co. native served as county judge; state representative, 1888 and 1890; and state senator, 1908. He was a medical doctor, extensive landowner, agriculturist, pres. of Farmers Bank of . . . Map (db m137216) HM
5 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 660 — Forest Retreat
Built in 1820 by Thomas Metcalfe, born Va. 1780, died 1855, buried here. Capt., War of 1812; member Congress 1819-28; Governor 1828-32; Ky. Senate 1834-38; U.S. Senate 1848-49, completing Crittenden's term. "Old Stone Hammer" laid the foundation, . . . Map (db m136918) HM
6 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 2608 — Major John Miller / Millersburg, Kentucky
Major John Miller In 1778 Major John Miller led a company of 14 men, known as the “Miller Company,” from Carlisle, PA to Kentucky. After multiple trips to and from the state, Miller & his family settled on their land in 1798, resulting in the . . . Map (db m218134) HM
7 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 935 — Old Concord Church
Organized 1793, 2½ miles south. Site of Presbyterian Church and school made famous by its pioneer pastors: John Rankin, Barton W. Stone, Sam'l Shannon, John Rogers, John P. Campbell, Samuel Rannels, Robert Marshall, Robert Finley, James Welsh. . . . Map (db m137228) HM
8 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 2350 — Tanner Station1784
David Tanner, early Kentucky pioneer, landowner, and entrepreneur owned a salt works on the Lower Blue Licks. A fort built over a spring protected the salt workers from Indian attacks. Settlers such as Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton stopped here to . . . Map (db m180486) HM
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9 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Carlisle — 1353 — Tollgate House
One of last to operate in Kentucky. There were 13 of these, spaced 5 miles apart and at edge of each town, along Maysville to Lexington Road. The Maysville, Washington, Paris and Lexington Turnpike Co. built road, 1829-1835, owned toll houses. In . . . Map (db m218128) HM
10 Kentucky, Nicholas County, Moorefield — 856 — Upper Blue Licks
Aug. 12, 1782, Capt. John Holder and 17 militiamen overtook band of Wyandots on Great Salt Creek (Licking River) six miles N.E. The Indians had captured two boys, Jones Hoy and Jack Calloway, near Boonesborough. In skirmish that took place Holder . . . Map (db m137214) HM
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Sep. 26, 2023