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The Long Run Massacre & Floyd’s Defeat 2010

September 10-12

Presented by The Painted Stone Settlers

Photos by Jim Cummings

The Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat

Saturday September 11, 2010

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

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The Many Faces at The Painted Stone Station 2010

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The Story

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.

School Day at The Long Run Massacre Friday
September 10, 2010


Over 700 School children visited The Painted Stone Settlers - Long Run Massacre encampment on Friday. They visited over 24 stations where demonstrators taught 15 minute segments of pioneer life. Then at 11 AM all met on the battle field for a cannon demonstration and “mini” battle re-enactment. Many had lunch on the grounds and then continued visiting the camps until the returning buses signaled the end of a perfect day.

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