Twetty's Fort


Before dawn on March 25, 1775, Boone’s party was attacked by Shawnee warriors. Some axe men were killed, others wounded. Boone and the men fought off the attackers and then hurriedly built small cabins to protect themselves over the following week as they tended to the wounded. Captain William Twetty (also Twitty) did not survive. A marker erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1937 marks the site in the headwaters of Taylor’s Fork of Silver Creek. It is today on the property of the Acadian Senior Living Village about one mile southwest of a marker along US 25 commemorating Fort Estill, Fort Twitty, and Boone Trace.

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