TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local News

October 2, 2013

Rededication of historical marker planned

CORBIN — By Charlotte Underwood / Staff Writer

Kentucky’s early history will be celebrated this weekend with a rededication of the Hazel Patch historical marker at Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park.

Re-enactors, state and local officials and direct descendants of Daniel Boone will be on site at 1 p.m. Saturday for the rededication ceremony.

According to event organizers, many of the first settlers to travel to newly opened lands in what is now Kentucky traveled the Boone Trace, marked in 1775 by Daniel Boone and his party of trailblazers.

A section of the original Boone Trace is preserved within the boundaries of Levi Jackson State Park.

By 1792, less than 20 years later, Kentucky was so well populated that it became the 15th state to join the union.

From what is now Levi Jackson Park, Boone and his party traveled along the Little Laurel River to Hazel Patch, just north of present-day London. Hazel Patch was an important crossroad for early settlers who had come through Cumberland Gap to settle in what is now Central Kentucky.  

It was at Hazel Patch that Boone Trace turned northeast where the Boone party founded Boonesborough on the Kentucky River. The other fork led westward on Skagg’s Trace to Logan’s Fort in present-day Lincoln County. The original Kentucky Historical Society marker at Hazel Patch was first dedicated in 1950.

Tours of the actual Hazel Patch on Highway 490 in Oakley will be offered after the rededication of the marker. Maps will be available to all who wish to follow a tour leader in their own vehicles.

In addition, a small bus will be available for those who do not wish to drive to the site.

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park is located on 998 Levi Jackson Mill Road just south of London on U.S. 25 South.

Everyone is invited to join the celebration which will be held in the amphitheater at Levi Jackson. If it rains, the event will be moved to nearby shelter No. 1.

There will be ample parking, as well as golf carts available to assist those with mobility issues, according to organizers.

For more information, contact the Friends of Boone Trace website at  www.friendsofboonetrace.com. There is also an email address at boonetrace1775@gmail.com. In addition, interested people can contact Shirley McCowan, Laurel County Historical Society, at 606-864-0607.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 10 arrested for drugs after investigation

    Ten people were arrested Thursday following a three-month investigation of illegal drug activity, according to Kentucky State Police Post 11 —  London Public Affairs Officer Trooper Lloyd Cochran.

    April 18, 2014

  • Jury trial May 14 for man in murder case

    A man facing murder charges after the December 2012 beating death of a Corinth Community man appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court Thursday.

    April 18, 2014

  • Police Roundup - April 18, 2014

    Two parents were charged with child endangerment early Thursday after they walked to Wal-Mart in North Corbin with a toddler, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

    April 18, 2014

  • Council members approve budget amendment

    Barbourville City Council members held the second reading of a budget amendment during a special-called meeting Thursday — with no one there to hear it.

    April 18, 2014

  • London-Laurel Tourism Commission budget approved

    The 2014-2015 budget for the London-Laurel County Tourism Commission was approved at Tuesday’s meeting, according to Co-Director Kim Collier.

    April 18, 2014

  • London-Laurel Chamber holds monthly meeting

    The London-Laurel County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly meeting Thursday afternoon at the Jackson Energy Cooperative Community Room.

    April 18, 2014

  • Budget amendment gets first read

    Barbourville City Council members held the first reading of a budget amendment during a special-called meeting Wednesday.

    April 17, 2014

  • Community garden meeting coming April 25

    Some folks in Knox County are looking at bringing some green space to Barbourville, and they need some help. But first, they’ll have an informational meeting on the community garden project next Friday, April 25.

    April 17, 2014

  • Crash on Wyan Road seriously injures two

    Two men remain in a Lexington hospital with serious injuries Wednesday, after they were involved in a one-car crash west of London Tuesday evening.

    April 17, 2014

  • Public meeting at Goldbug Vol. Fire and Rescue Dept.

    A public meeting is slated for 8 p.m. tonight at Goldbug Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, located at 869 Highway 26, Williamsburg.

    April 17, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter