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Near Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Boonesborough

 
 
Fort Boonesborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
1. Fort Boonesborough Marker
Inscription. Boonesborough, "Capital of the Colony of Transylvania," was setted April, 1775, by Daniel Boone as the first fortified settlement in Kentucky. Near the fort under the "Divine Elm Tree" in May, 1775, Colonel Richard Henderson held the first legislative assembly of frontier settlers of Harrodsburg, St. Asaph, Boonesborough and Boiling Springs settlements.

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Fort Boonesborough: In 1778, the Kentucky frontier was saved by two major military victories: The settlers withstood the Great Siege of Boonesborough and George Rogers Clark defeated British and Indians at Kaskaskia and Vincennes. This fort became the first town chartered in Kentucky, October, 1779, by the Virginia Assembly. See other side. Presented by Ky. Soc. Sons of the Revolution.
 
Erected 1975 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1520.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.733′ N, 84° 16.05′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 388 east of Boonebovough Road (Kentucky Route 627). Click for map. The marker is located within the Fort
Fort Boonesborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
2. Fort Boonesborough Marker
Boonesborough State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond KY 40475, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. Richard Callaway / First Ferry in Kentucky (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fort Boonesborough Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defending the Kentucky River (approx. half a mile away); Three Confederate Raids (approx. half a mile away); Roads in the Wilderness (approx. half a mile away); A Long, Steep Road (approx. half a mile away); The Quest for Land (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Eye of the Rich Land (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Boonesborough State Park. (Submitted on February 2, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
Fort Boonesborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 24, 2012
3. Fort Boonesborough Marker
Reverse side of marker.
Fort Boonesborough image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 24, 2012
4. Fort Boonesborough
The recreated Fort Boonesborough located near the state park at 37.893777N, 84.270578W.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 627 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   3, 4. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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