County Named, 1808

County Named, 1808 (HM2IU6)

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N 37° 42.03', W 83° 58.505'

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For Captain James Estill, gallant soldier and frontiersman. Fought one of bloodiest Indian battles, Estill's Defeat, on March 22, 1782, in what is now Montgomery County. He and 7 of his 25 pioneers were killed in violent combat with a band of marauding Wyandots. The 50th county, formed out of parts of Clark and Madison. Parts of 5 counties were taken from Estill.
HM NumberHM2IU6
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed1969
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at 11:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 237706 N 4176752
Decimal Degrees37.70050000, -83.97508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 42.03', W 83° 58.505'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 42' 1.8000000000001" N, 83° 58' 30.3" W
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