Near Wickliffe in Ballard County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Fort Jeﬀerson
Lewis and Clark and a party of eight men visited the site of Fort Jefferson on Nov. 18, 1803, while on their epic 1803-1806 journey to the Pacific. Fort est. in 1780 by Clark's brother, George Rogers Clark, but was abandoned one year later. Over.
William Clark drew a map of the area in 1795 that showed the fort site. He also included it in an 1802 report that recommended a military post at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
Presented by Ky. Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission, National Park Service, Ohio River Chapter - Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Fdn., Wickliffe Paper Mill, Ballard Co. Fiscal Ct., Ballard Co. Economic & Industrial Development Board.
Erected 2006 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2209.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 36° 57.334′ N, 89° 5.469′ W. Marker is near Wickliffe, Kentucky, in Ballard County. Marker is on Westvaco Road (U.S. 51/62), on the right Click for map. Located at the entrance to Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross Park. Marker is in this post office area: Wickliffe KY 42087, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Jefferson Site / Indian Massacre (here, next to this marker); Union Supply Base (here, next to this marker); Fort Jefferson (a few steps from this marker); Lewis & Clark at Old Fort Jefferson (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Named, 1842 (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Prince of the French Explorers (approx. one mile away); King Mounds (approx. 1.1 miles away); Welcome to Wickliffe Mounds (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wickliffe.
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