Estill Springs

KY 89, N of Irvine, KY

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Description 

"Mineral springs visited by Boone, Boyle, McAfee and other pioneers. Early camp of Shawnee Indians. First school of early settlers located here. Operated as resort, 1814 until hotel burned 1924. In 1861, owner Col. Sidney M. Barnes organized 8th Ky. Inf. Vol., USA. Used as recruiting station and camp. Morgan's men held several reunions here, including the last."

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  • April 25, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger

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