Myths and Legends

In June 1783, John McKinney, schoolmaster for the one room schoolhouse in pioneer Lexington, was attacked by a wildcat in his classroom.  Having gone to school early to copy out the articles of peace signed by the United States and Britain, he left the door to the schoolhouse open.  He was disturbed by noise in the classroom, and looked up to see a wildcat, in the building.  Making his presence known to the...

Simon Kenton

(1755- 1836)

Simon was born on April 3, 1755 in Fauquier County Virginia.  He was the seventh of nine children, who preferred helping his father on the family farm to school.  When he was 15 years old he fell in love with Ellen...


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