John Bowman's Station

Established the winter of 1779 by Colonel John Bowman and his wife, Elizabeth Bryan.

Bowman was the first County Lieutenant and Military Governor of Kentucky. The station grew to accommodate around thirty families and served as an important destination and refuge for early Mercer County settlers. (Learn more about Pioneer Stations.)


John Bowman's Station
Current site of Burgin School Parking Lot
440 E. Main Street
Burgin, KY 40310