Defeated Camp Burial Ground 

Signs of History SM

The McNitt Company, a group of early settlers organized in Virginia for protection on the trip to Kentucky settlements, was camped here on Boone's Trace. Failing to post a guard they were massacred by Indians on October 3, 1786. The victims were buried here at the site of their last camp.

Photograph courtesy of Teddi Hibberd (June, 1997)

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