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

The Great Buffalo Crossing

Before 1790

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
1. The Great Buffalo Crossing Marker
Inscription. The American Bison brings the Wild West to mind, but when Europeans arrived in Kentucky, buffalo were spread throughout the Commonwealth. John Filson wrote, in 1784:

"The amazing herds of buffaloes which resort thither, by their size and number, fill the traveller with amazement and terror, especially when he beholds the prodigious roads they have made from all quarters, as if leading to some populous city."

One such road led here, to a natural ford across Green River. Imagine hundreds of buffalo, thundering into the bottoms, tramping out a road for time out of mind, that would be found in turn by Native Americans, by settlers, by soldiers, and now, by you.
 
Erected by City of Munfordville.
 
Location. 37° 16.029′ N, 85° 53.282′ W. Marker is in Munfordville, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker can be reached from River Road 0.3 miles south of Old Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Part of a series of markers in Thelma Stovall Park highlighting the history of Munfordville, this marker is situated on the walking track that circles the park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 182 River Road, Munfordville KY 42765, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
The Great Buffalo Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
2. The Great Buffalo Crossing Marker
distance of this marker. Pontooniers! (within shouting distance of this marker); The L&N Turnpike (within shouting distance of this marker); Amos' Ferry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Return of the Natives (approx. 0.2 miles away); L&N Railroad Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thelma Hawkins Stovall (approx. mile away); Old Munford Inn (approx. mile away); Living on the Land (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Munfordville.
 
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The Great Buffalo image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
3. The Great Buffalo
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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