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FORT PAINT LICK

500 ft. north is site of log fort and stockade built by Lt. Col. Wm. Miller. Born In Virginia, he came to Kentucky with Daniel Boone's party and helped mark a trace to Boonesboro; served with Capt. James Estill in Battle of Little Mountain. Miller surveyed land for the fort in 1776. Other early settlers were George Adams, Wm. Champ, and Alexander Denny. First settlers found Indian signs painted on trees along creek banks and around the nearby salt lick. They gave settlement the name of Paint Lick. The fort was built over a spring that was entered by steps leading down to it. Jinney Adams was killed by Indian Chief Thunder In 1791. She is buried in the first marked grave in fort cemetery. See over.

Paint Lick, KY 52, Garrard County Kentucky

 

 

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