Location: At the end of a branch of state highway No. 626. 200 yards east of Big Laurel Post office. Five miles northwest of Wise.
Date: About 1822.
Owners: Rafe Kilgore contracted to buy the
land from George and Benjamin Warder; John Addington from Warders; John
Addington to Ira Kilgore; Ira Kilgore to J. H. Addington; J. H. Addington
to Emily Bond; Emily
Description: No sign of settlement left except one jam of the chimney which has been preserved as a marker and one stone step from the cabin of Rafe Kilgore.
History: Ralph (Rafe) Kilgore, Jr., married
Amelia (Milly) Wheatley in Scott Co., about 1822 and immediately moved
here and built a small cabin of beech logs. The house was one room with
a lean-to kitchen on the north side and large fireplace in chimney at west
Sources of Information: A. N. Kilgore, J. H. Addington, E. S. Bond and Patton Kilgore.
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