Martin's Station, Kentucky

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Martin's Station, Kentucky

MARTIN'S STATION, KENTUCKY. Because Kentucky was part of Virginia during the Revolution, it may be said that two places existed in the Old Dominion called Martin's Station. The more famous was on the Wilderness Road in the western tip of modern Virginia and within twenty miles of Cumberland Gap. The other Martin's Station, named for John Martin, was captured and destroyed by British and Indian forces in the Kentucky Raid of Bird in June 1780.

SEE ALSO Kentucky Raid of Bird.

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