Benjamin Craig

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Grave of one of founders of Port William (now Carrollton). Craig laid off town on 613 acres which he and James Hawkins owned; the legislature incorporated it in 1794. He erected the first brick house in county, 1792. Born in Va., 1751. Benjamin came to Ky. at age 30. He accompanied the Traveling Church, led by Lewis Craig, his brother. Died, 1822.

Photographs courtesy of 5th graders Nick Leep and Evan Richter, Cartmell Elementary School, Carrollton, Ky.

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