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The Long Run Massacre & Floyd’s Defeat 2017
September 8-9

Presented by The Painted Stone Settlers

Photos by Jim & Kathy Cummings


The Faces of
The Long Run Massacre


Settlers of the Painted Stone Station
are Attacked near Long Run

The Settlers evacuated The Painted Stone Station on September 13, 1781 and on September 9, 2017 re-enactors portrayed this historic event.

The Battle


Floyd’s Defeat


The Prisoner Exchange

In a quest to better understand history, The Painted Stone Settlers provide visitors with a scenario about one of the many prisoner exchanges that were held throughout the Ohio valley in the late 1700’s in which natives and settlers came together to trade prisoners for goods.

School Day with The Painted Stone Settlers Friday
September 8, 2017

Education is the keyword for The Painted Stone Settlers. As a non profit 501 (c)3 the group is dedicated to teaching the history of Shelby County Kentucky. Each year 600-800 students arrive on site on Friday about 9 AM. These students and homeschoolers can visit 23 stations manned by volunteer re-enactors and demonstrators. To learn more about the school day visit the web site and register for 2018.


School Day Photos


The History

The Painted Stone Settlers were a group of settlers led by Squire Boone who built their station in 1780 Kentucky. By 1781, as Indian attacks were becoming more frequent the group opted to leave the settlement for a more populated station. Linn Station was 23 miles from Painted Stone. During the trek, the settlers with their livestock and household goods had to cross Long Run Creek. It was about noon and at this point that 50 Miami Indians with their British allies chose to attack.

Men, women and children were killed and scattered, many not reaching Linn Station until nightfall. On the following day Col. John Floyd, of the Jefferson County Militia led a party of men out to check for survivors and bury the dead. The Indians had stayed in the area knowing the settlers would return. This militia group was also attacked. Seventeen men were killed or captured. It became known as Floyd’s Defeat.

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