Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site, Barbourville

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Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site is a park located six miles southeast of Barbourville in Knox County in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The land was donated by the American Legion and the people of Barbourville, and marks the area where Kentucky pioneer Thomas Walker, a physician, built his cabin in 1750. A representative cabin marks the spot of "the first house in Kentucky". The site was dedicated in 1931. A replica of the cabin can be toured.
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  • What a surprise to drive out to the middle of the boonies and find this lovely park! I went after a snow, so it was a little soggy, but I imagine in nice weather it's wonderful for kids. Learn a... 
    What a surprise to drive out to the middle of the boonies and find this lovely park! I went after a snow, so it was a little soggy, but I imagine in nice weather it's wonderful for kids. Learn a...  more »
  • I Have been going here since a child now take my grandchildren to explore an have a fun day the park is always well kept an beautiful all year round !! Great place for family time!! 
    I Have been going here since a child now take my grandchildren to explore an have a fun day the park is always well kept an beautiful all year round !! Great place for family time!!  more »
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  • It had been years since I had visited, sad to see the large arch swings, merry go round and big green slide was gone. Other than that the park has some newer playground equip and is the same as it always has been. However, they have added two new primitive camps sites for nightly rental. Great place for a Sunday picnic.
  • Had a blast here, such a pretty park. Needs better restrooms though, and their office was closed.

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