"Daniel Boon", "Levi Todd", and "James Harrod" were called together to witness an introduction to the new best seller titled: "The Discovery, Settlement, and Present State of Kentucky", by John Filson. This witness was dated May 12, 1784. They state:
(we) "...have carefully revifed it, and recommend it to the public as an exceeding good performance, containing as accurate a defeription of our country as we think can poffibly be given:...".
This text contained the first map published by Henry D. Pursell, and printed by T. Rook (Philadelphia) in the year 1784. The following is taken from this map giving the title image:
It states that the map is drawn from actual observations. The next figure shows a copy of the area around "Danville", 1784.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
There are 31 rivers, 800 creeks, 45 large lakes, 33 small lakes, and 87,000 farm ponds presently in the State of Kentucky. [Plus or minus here and there.] Certainly not all these things existed when folks started their way into this area. At least 4 major rivers had something to do with the water routes into the central area of the State. The following figure shows roughly an outline of these 4 rivers and their relationship to this area that was to become Danville.