McGee Station History
McGee station History

Winchester, KY

#1 Aug 5, 2011
Does anyone have information about McGee Station located north of Lower Howard's Creek? It was built around 1780 I think. You can get to it off of Combs Ferry Road also.
Templer

United States

#2 Aug 5, 2011
McGee station History wrote:
Does anyone have information about McGee Station located north of Lower Howard's Creek? It was built around 1780 I think. You can get to it off of Combs Ferry Road also.
According to

http://www.mymcgee.com/mcgeelines/mcgeesofmer...

*David McGee, was a Kentucky pioneer who settled on Howards Creek (Clark Co.) in 1775 and established McGee's Station about 2 1/2 miles northwest of (present day) Boonesborough.He died in 1823 leaving two sons, John and David McGee Jr.

Then later down the page...

Here is what was written about McGee's Station. Ky. Site of McGee's Station McGee's station, founded circa 1780, was located in Clark Co. about two and one-half miles northwest of Boonesborough. The tract on which the station was located was later owned by Dr. William Webb, and the old Webb burial ground remains as a guide to the site of the station near Becknerville. David McGee came from the head of Roanoke in Botetourt Co. Virginia, originally Fincastle County. He came to Kentucky in the spring of 1775,in company with John Floyd and several others and encamped on Boone's creek. The ledger of Henderson's Company store at Boonesborough shows that McGee opened an account at the store on June 3, 1776. David McGee's pre-emption consisted of 1,400 acres and was bounded on the east by the west fork of Howards Creek and extended west over the head of Jouett's Creek, commencing with the Hickman line, embracing Haydon's corner. In Fayette County Record Book A, is recorded the disposition of David McGee, taken January 15, 1805, in Clark Co. before Richard Hickman. justice of the peace. David McGee stated that he resided in Fayette Co. in part of 1775 and the whole of 1776, part of 1779 and 1780, and was conversant in locating lands and as well acquainted with hunters on the waters now called Grassy Lick. The exact number of families who lived at McGee's station is not known. A few names have been found in scattered records. In deposition made by Robert McMillian, Jan. 5, 1808 the pioneer said that there were fifteen or twenty families living at McGee's Station in 1782-1783. Amoung these were Captain John Fleming, founder of Flemingsburg, John MvGuire, famed Indian fighter, James McGuire, Roger Clements, Ben Walker and Alexander Neely.(I might note that we have visited this site of McGee's Station and it was neat to talk to the local farmers as we were seeking location information. We ate at a resturaunt right across the river almost at the fork of where the station was. The flood level marker on the wall was quite impressive). We have also been to the site of the MacAfee Station and it is marked with an historical marker. We have pictures of the marker as well. Down the road is the site of the old McGee tavern which was moved and long since destroyed. While we were at the old John McGee home (the one mentioned in the last posting with the foot thick walls and portals for shooting indians). We ran across some local tobbaco farmers who leased the McGee land. They said the same thing we had read earlier in a book at the library. "There weren't but three owners of this land, God, the indians, and the McGee's" We had a nice chat with them. The current owners of the old house were not home so we did not get to see the inside. The original home is quite small and the back half has been added onto. The area is almost like walking back in time. Down the road on the same McGee land still stands the house built by John McGee's grandson. It has been renovated and restored as a historic site. The Green family!(current owners) were quite impressed that we might be relatives of John. They were anxious to know the history and we shared what we had with them.
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On the page

http://www.northamericanforts.com/East/kycent...

David McGee's Station (1780), on Lower Howard Creek north of Holder's Station. Also spelled McGhee.
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Hopes this helps as a start.
McGee station History

Winchester, KY

#3 Aug 6, 2011
Thanks so much for the info. I know the building with the thick walls and portals for shooting Indians is still there. I would love to go tour this site. There are also Indian mounds there.
Templer

Tomball, TX

#4 Aug 6, 2011
McGee station History wrote:
Thanks so much for the info. I know the building with the thick walls and portals for shooting Indians is still there. I would love to go tour this site. There are also Indian mounds there.
Is it part of the Lower Howard Creek preserve?
McGee station History

Winchester, KY

#5 Aug 7, 2011
I don't think so. You don't hear anything about it. It is north of Lower Howard's Creek. It is on someone's farm. Grass growing up around it with dogs in cages near it.
Deborah Woods Smouse

Mount Washington, KY

#6 Nov 19, 2011
I have documentated history that my great, great grandfather was one of the settlers at McGee Station. His name was Ahijah Woods. He settled here in 1775. Along with the Bryans, Boones and Van cleves.
Deborah Woods Smouse

Mount Washington, KY

#7 Nov 19, 2011
My apologies, the info I have states Ahijah settled NEAR McGee station in 1775
smickeysmouse

Mount Washington, KY

#8 Nov 23, 2011
Can anyone tell me how to get to Lower Howard Creek,somewhere near Becknerville
Margaret Woods

Fairborn, OH

#9 Nov 26, 2011
Can anyone give me directions to McGee Station?
Margaret Woods

Fairborn, OH

#10 Nov 26, 2011
Can anyone give directions to McGee Station
Margaret Woods

Fairborn, OH

#11 Nov 26, 2011
great, great, granddaughter of Ahijah Woods
Love their food

Winchester, KY

#12 Sep 21, 2012
Directions to McGee Station is... go down Combs Ferry as you are going towards Athens/Boonesbourgh. I Think Eck Rose had the farm on the left side of Combs Ferry with McGee Station on the left side of his farm if not on his farm. McGee Station is back off on the left side of dirt driveway with grass all grown up. Dogs in cages near it. Small barn shed on the right of drive way. I wish they would open it up for tours.
My grandparents lived there about 80 years ago.
Anna Ruth White

Union, KY

#13 Jun 14, 2013
I was born at McGee station 1931 My dad rented the farm it was on and we lived in the McGee Station. At that time it was owned by a Dr Stephenson who lived in Becknerville. I was told by my brother people would frequently stop to see the old fort while we lived there. The last time I was there it was falling down, grass growing, and dogs in a cage to deter visitors I assume. Its a shame it has not been preserved.
Anna Ruth White

Union, KY

#14 Jun 14, 2013
comment on love their food, I was born at McGee Station 1931, 82 years ago, so your grandparents must have moved there when we moved away when I was 2years old.
love their food

Winchester, KY

#15 Jun 15, 2013
Anna Ruth White, I think my grandparents were your parents.....LOL I thought my mother had lived there with you.
Anna Ruth White

Union, KY

#16 Jun 15, 2013
Attn love their food, email me [email protected]
Neat

United States

#17 Jun 20, 2013
As long as I have lived in Clark County I never knew this place excisted. Thank you for the information.
Marty Paten

United States

#18 Oct 16, 2013
Anna Ruth White wrote:
I was born at McGee station 1931 My dad rented the farm it was on and we lived in the McGee Station. At that time it was owned by a Dr Stephenson who lived in Becknerville. I was told by my brother people would frequently stop to see the old fort while we lived there. The last time I was there it was falling down, grass growing, and dogs in a cage to deter visitors I assume. Its a shame it has not been preserved.
Mrs. White. I just ran across this forum. David McGee was my great-great-great-great-great grandfather. I have heard a lot of oral tradition regarding this fort. I would enjoy talking to you and learning more about the exact location of the station and any information you may have. Do you have any pictures of the structure? My email address is [email protected] Hope to hear from you. I am writing a book on the McGees and would enjoy hearing from anyone who might like to contribute to the book.
Marty Paten
McGee

United States

#19 Oct 17, 2013
The book "Colonel John Holder, Boonesboro Defender and KY Entrepreneur" by Harry Enoch mentions McGee Station several times and discusses its location.

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