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Wilderness Trail - Opened Kentucky and the West to rapid settlement and major development. First wagon road built by Kentucky (1796), Crab Orchard to Cumberland Gap. A principal highway, maintained as a turnpike "Toll Road" for 80 years.

State Marker 55, London, US 25, Laurel County

Defeated Camp Burial Ground - The McNitt Company, a group of early settlers organized in Virginia for protection on the trip to Kentucky settlements, was camped here on Boone's Trace. Failing to post a guard they were massacred by Indians on October 3, 1786. The victims were buried here at the site of their last camp.

State Marker 102, 2 miles South of London, US 25, Laurel County

Defeated Camp Burial Ground - Back view

State Marker 102, 2 miles South of London, US 25, Laurel County

 

Battle of London - 500 CSA cavalry led by Colonel J. S. Scott attacked 200 USA troops and 98 convalescents under Colonel L. C. Houk here Aug. 17, 1862; killed 13, wounded 17, captured 111 men and 40 wagons. CSA lost 2 killed, 4 wounded. Houk forced back to Gen. George W. Morgan's main USA force at Cumberland Gap. Cut off from supplies, Morgan began his retreat to Ohio thirty days later.

State Marker 560, London, Courthouse lawn, US 25, Laurel County

 

Submitted by: Sheila Kidwell

Submitted by: Sheila Kidwell

Submitted by: Sheila Kidwell

Submitted by: Sheila Kidwell

Laurel Seminary - In 1826, the legislature granted land to Laurel and some other counties for educational purposes. Land sold; Seminary opened, 1858. Used for hospital in Civil War. Gov. W. S. Taylor called special session of legislature here, 1900. Common school, 1870-84; private school, 1884-93; common school, 1893-1906; then public school. Original building replaced, 1954.

State Marker 661, London Elem. School, US 25, Laurel County

 

Laurel County - Formed in 1825 out of portions of Clay, Rockcastle, Whitley, and Knox Counties. The abundance and beauty of laurel shrub impressed the early pioneers so much that they named the county for it. Dr. Thomas Walker's party, exploring for the Loyal Land Company of England, first came to the area in 1750, naming the streams after different members of his party.

State Marker 1176, Levi Jackson State Park, US 25, Laurel County

 

London around 1875

Woods Block House
The Hazel Patch
1769 Skaggs Trace 1795
1775 Boone Trace 1795
Bishop Frances Asbury
Lodged Here
April 10 1793
 

Submitted by: Sheila Kidwell

Submitted by: Sheila Kidwell

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