“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Stamping Ground in Scott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Buffalo Springs

Buffalo Springs Marker [front] image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, June 5, 2015
1. Buffalo Springs Marker [front]
Inscription. This bowl-shaped basin is one of the state's three major "stamping grounds." Formed when bison herds trampled the soil by the spring, the area was at the junction of several trails used by migrating herds. After the bison left, the spring served the area's human inhabitants who settled the town of Herndonsville (later Stamping Ground) in the early 1800s.


Buffalo Springs - Local residents and industry used the spring. A tanyard operated in Stamping Ground as early as 1814, and ca. 1869 a whiskey distillery opened on the site. In late 1934 the new Buffalo Springs Distillery opened. Water works was developed in 1934. Later owners were Stagg Co. (1941) and Schenley Distillery (1951). It closed, 1968. Presented by Stamping Ground Woman's Club. (Marker Number 2091.)
Location. 38° 16.273′ N, 84° 41.244′ W. Marker is in Stamping Ground, Kentucky, in Scott County. Marker can be reached from Woodlake Road south of Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Buffalo Springs Park. Marker is in this post office area: Stamping Ground KY 40379, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stamping Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Stonetown
Buffalo Springs Marker [reverse] image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, June 5, 2015
2. Buffalo Springs Marker [reverse]
(approx. half a mile away); Branham's Mill / Galloway Pike Iron Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); Switzer Covered Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away); St. Francis Church (approx. 4.5 miles away); U.S. Vice President (approx. 5.9 miles away); Choctaw Indian Academy (approx. 6.1 miles away); Cardome (approx. 7.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stamping Ground.
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
Buffalo Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By by Editor - Al Wolf
3. Buffalo Springs Marker
Photos needed.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Nowaczyk of Georgetown, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky.   3. submitted on . • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos needed of close up and distance views. • Can you help?
Paid Advertisement