Rockcastle Chapter

Mount Vernon, Kentucky

 

Karen Faye Hamm Adams, Regent

Debra Jean White Brown, Vice Regent

Natalie Neal Pybas Taylor, Chaplain

Donna Faye Gabbard Recording Secretary

Amanda Lin Neely NcNew, Treasurer

Doris Jean Albright Gentry, Registrar

Tonya Jean Oxendine Cook, Historian

Jamieson "Jamie" Ella Anderkin Bryant, Librarian

 

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HISTORY OF THE CHAPTER

 

This chapter takes its name from the Rockcastle River, as does the county where it is located. This river, a designated Kentucky Wild Scenic river, got its name from the majestic cliffs that tower above the waters.

 

In 1750, Thomas Walker noted a rock on a mountain above Livingston that resembled a castle, and in 1767, Isaac Lindsey named this rock Castle Rock. The river below was named Rockcastle.

 

Two pioneer trails, Boone's Trace and the Wilderness Road, intersect in Rockcastle at Mt. Vernon, which became the fork in the trail, as Daniel Boone made his way from North Carolina to Boonesborough. Many a Revolutionary War patriot traveled this route to a new beginning, after the end of a long and victorious struggle for independence.

 

 

 

 

Updated February 6, 2019

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