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Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site

Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site is a park located six miles southeast of Barbourville in Knox County in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The land was donated by the American Legion and the people of Barbourville, and marks the area where Kentucky pioneer Thomas Walker, a physician, built his cabin in 1750.[2] A representative cabin marks the spot of "the first house in Kentucky".[3] The site was dedicated in 1931.[4] A replica of the cabin can be toured.

Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site
Thomas Walker home.jpg
Replica of Thomas Walker's cabin
Map showing the location of Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site
Map showing the location of Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site
Location in Kentucky
LocationKnox, Kentucky, United States
Coordinates36°50′21″N 83°55′09″W / 36.83917°N 83.91917°W / 36.83917; -83.91917Coordinates: 36°50′21″N 83°55′09″W / 36.83917°N 83.91917°W / 36.83917; -83.91917[1]
Area12 acres (4.9 ha)[2]
Elevation991 ft (302 m)[1]
Established1931[2]
Governing bodyKentucky Department of Parks
WebsiteDr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Walker Memorial State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b c "History". Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site. Kentucky Department of Parks. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kentucky (1996). The WPA Guide to Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky. p. 126. ISBN 0-8131-0865-9.
  4. ^ Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Historic Sites". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0.

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