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Munfordville in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

William Clark and Family

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
1. William Clark and Family Marker
Inscription. In the fall of 1809, William Clark was summoned to Washington from St. Louis by President Madison to discuss the governance of the Louisiana Purchase Territories, which he had explored with Meriwether Lewis during the Jefferson administration. William Clark, his wife, Julia Hancock Clark, and their nine month old son, Meriwether Lewis Clark, stopped in Munfordville on their journey. According to the diary kept by Clark, on October 9, the family crossed the Green River at Amos Ferry. Clark noted that the river was only 18 inches deep. That night they stayed in the home of "Mr. Monford", who charged $2.75 for bed and board for the Clarks and their horses. On October 10, they proceeded north to "Bacon Creek" where they stayed with Mr. McGagin, who charged them only $1.25 for bed and board!

The Clarks reached Washington, D.C. on December 18, and began calling on various officials, including President Madison.

During his second term, President Madison appointed William Clark to succeed his exploring companion, Meriwether Lewis, as Governor of the Louisiana Territory.
 
Erected by The Munfordville Tourism Commission.
 
Location. 37° 16.327′ N, 85° 53.424′ W. Marker is in Munfordville, Kentucky, in
William Clark and Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
2. William Clark and Family Marker
Hart County. Marker is on East Union Street (State Road 357) east of Main Street (U.S. 31W), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located on the north lawn of the Hart County courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Munfordville KY 42765, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Muir & Robert Munford (within shouting distance of this marker); Hart County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); William Boone's Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); Glen Lily (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Clay Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker); Hart County, 1819 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hart County (within shouting distance of this marker); A Remarkable Kentucky Family (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Munfordville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia - William Clark. (Submitted on January 31, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia - Meriwether Lewis Clark. (Submitted on January 31, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 732 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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