The Beginnings of George Town
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member trailhound1
N 38° 12.503 W 084° 33.725
16S E 713450 N 4231745
Quick Description: A memorial stone, erected in AD 2004 by the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It honors John Floyd, William Nash, John McClelland, and Elijah Craig, men who help establish Georgetown, Kentucky.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2011 4:11:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMD36T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
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Long Description:
From Colonial Virginia in 1774 John Floyd, deputy surveyor for Fincastle County, led a party to locate Kentucky lands to be used as compensation for soldier in the French and Indian War. On July 7, 1774, Floyd and William Nash discovered a spring that became known as "Mr. Floyd's Spring". Floyd received the spring and 1,000 acres for his work.

In spring of 1775, a Westmoreland County, Pa. party including John McClelland surveyed the land. McClelland built a cabin here in October. Flyd assigned McClelland the spring. McClelland, killed by Indians was buried on the bluff and the fort was abandoned in Early 1777.

Elijah Craig settled the tract in 1786, receiving tittle in 1789. Called Lebanon, it became George Town in 1790 to honor the first U.S. President.
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