County Named, 1818

County Named, 1818 (HM1EQ5)

Location: Williamsburg, KY 40769 Whitley County
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N 36° 44.622', W 84° 9.588'

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For Col. William Whitley, famous leader in over 17 Indian battles. By 1794 had driven Indians from S.E. Ky. Joined Ky. militia in War of 1812. Killed at Battle of the Thames, 1813. Whitley county formed from Knox. Williamsburg, seat of government, also named for Col. Whitley. First court held, 1818, in home of Samuel Cox, first citizen of Williamsburg.
HM NumberHM1EQ5
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1067
Year Placed1967
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 3:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 753585 N 4070202
Decimal Degrees36.74370000, -84.15980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 44.622', W 84° 9.588'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 44' 37.32" N, 84° 9' 35.28" W
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Area Code(s)606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 165 E Sycamore St, Williamsburg KY 40769, US
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