This volume is a compilation of the collected works of some of the great unknown
Kentucky Historians. While I would like to take credit for this work, alas, I cannot. The pages here represent decades of research by individuals who have a passion for not only history, but for the history of their state and its people.
The settlement of Kentucky was a very arduous time. Not only did the immigrants face the hardship of picking up all they have ever known and traveling countless miles through the trackless wilderness where they crossed raging streams and towering mountain escarpments, but they were faced with the constant specter of Indian attack. Carving a homestead out of the wilderness, each day was a blessing for none knew when an avenging war party was to swoop down from the Ohio lands and exact revenge for their encroachment. Once the American Revolution started, they were faced with even greater dangers. Seen as the “soft underbelly” of the rebellion, they were constantly at risk of invasion from British forces stationed in present day Illinois and along the Mississippi River.
This publication tells some of this story and contains lists of Kentucky Fort and settlements from 1700 to 1800.