Florence in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Boone County, 1798
Formed by legislative act from a part of Campbell County. Names for Daniel Boone, renowned Kentucky pioneer-explorer.
Big Boone Lick, graveyard of the mammoth, was discovered in 1729 by Capt. M. de Longueil. In 1756, Mary Inglis was brought here by Shawnees, the first white woman in Kentucky. In 1765-66, extensive bone collection sent to England.
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1253.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 56.319′ N, 84° 38.032′ W. Marker is in Florence, Kentucky, in Boone County. Click for map. Marker is at the southbound I-71/I-75 Walton Welcome Center, near Milepost 177. Marker is in this post office area: Florence KY 41042, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Draper Ingles (approx. 7 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky (approx. 7 miles away); Big Bone Lick (approx. 7 miles away); Big Bone Methodist Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Mary Ingles Big Bone Lick (approx. 7.2 miles away); Fort Mitchel (approx. 9.5 miles away); An Indian Massacre (approx. 10.5 miles away).
Also see . . . A Historic Overiew at Boone County, Kentucky, Official Website. (Submitted on December 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Exploration • Paleontology • Settlements & Settlers •
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