Samuel Cox, 1756-1832

Samuel Cox, 1756-1832 (HM2989)

Location: Williamsburg, KY 40769 Whitley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 44.627', W 84° 9.517'

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Samuel Cox is celebrated as the "Father of Williamsburg." The city's first resident & founder, Cox was instrumental in Williamsburg becoming the Whitley County seat of government. He donated land for a courthouse and offered lots for sale for the formation of the city. His home was used as the first school, circuit court, and courthouse.

Cox, given 100 acres by the state of KY for his service in the Revolutionary War, settled here for the abundance of clean water. Cox resided here with his wife Martha and their eight children. The city was known by the names of Spring Ford, Cox's Crossing, Whitley Courthouse, Williamsburgh and, eventually, Williamsburg.

Sponsored by the City of Williamsburg.
HM NumberHM2989
Year Placed2018
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 753690 N 4070214
Decimal Degrees36.74378333, -84.15861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 44.627', W 84° 9.517'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 44' 37.62" N, 84° 9' 31.02" W
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Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 170 Main St, Williamsburg KY 40769, US
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