Cherokees in Kentucky

Cherokees in Kentucky (tmp-365b2)

Location: Stanford, KY 40484 Lincoln County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 31.765', W 84° 39.693'

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Chiefs Oconostota, Attacullaculla, & Sewanooko signed the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals in 1775 which relinquished Cherokee claims to most of present-day Kentucky. It was the largest land cession in the history of the frontier, up to that time, & led to the settlement of Forts Harrod, Boonesborough, & Logan's Station.

Chief Doublehead (Chiqualataque), an influential leader in Cumberland Plateau region, frequently attacked Wilderness trail & Ky. settlements in the 1700s. Wm. Whitley, Benj. Logan, and Isaac Shelby fought against his raids. Yet, the chief negotiated significant land & peace treaties and was a guest of Pres. Washington, Adams, and Jefferson.
HM Numbertmp-365b2
Year Placed2013
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 706629 N 4156174
Decimal Degrees37.52941667, -84.66155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.765', W 84° 39.693'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 45.9" N, 84° 39' 41.58" W
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Area Code(s)606, 859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 107 Cs-1091, Stanford KY 40484, US
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