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Wickliffe in Ballard County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1842

 
 
County Named, 1842 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
1. County Named, 1842 Marker
Inscription. For Capt. Bland Ballard, 1759-1853. Born in Va. Came to Ky. in 1779. Devoted life protecting frontier. Scout for George Rogers Clark's Ohio expedition, 1780. '82; Wabash campaign 1786. In the battles of Fallen Timbers, 1793; Tippecanoe, 1811; River Raisin, 1813. In Ky. Legis. five terms. Legis. directed burial in the Frankfort Cemetery. County from McCraken, Hickman.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 826.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 57.921′ N, 89° 5.336′ W. Marker is in Wickliffe, Kentucky, in Ballard County. Marker is on 4th Street (U.S. 51/62), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in front of the county court house. Marker is in this post office area: Wickliffe KY 42087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Prince of the French Explorers (approx. 0.4 miles away); King Mounds (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to Wickliffe Mounds (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ceremonial Mound (approx. 0.4 miles away);
County Named, 1842 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
2. County Named, 1842 Marker
Burial Mound (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis & Clark at Old Fort Jefferson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Jefferson (approx. 0.7 miles away); Union Supply Base (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wickliffe.
 
Categories. GovernmentWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
3. County Court House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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