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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Simon Kenton

 
 
Simon Kenton Statue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
1. Simon Kenton Statue Marker
plaque set with statue
Inscription. Simon Kenton April 13, 1755 – April 29, 1836 Simon Kenton, for whom Kenton County is named, stands with Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark as a leading figure in the opening of the West. Kenton entered Kentucky in 1771 as a longhunter and gained a reputation for bravery and leadership in battles that led to the settlement of Kentucky and Ohio. The Shawnee called him “Cut-ta-ho-tah”, the condemned one. near this spot in 1782, Kenton agreed with his pioneer soldiers to meet again in 50 years to recall past battles and hardships. However, a cholera epidemic inter- vened. In 1832, and, in Kenton’s words, “the fifty year meeting died before it was born.” this sculpture made possible by contributors: Mr. & Mrs. R. C. Durr sculptor: Robert Koepnick an official project of the Greater Cincinnati Bicentennial Commission, 1988
 
Erected 1988 by Greater Cincinnati Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 39° 5.464′ N, 84° 30.414′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Garrard Street, on the right when traveling east on Riverside Drive. Click for map. Marker is at the north west corner of George Rogers
Simon Kenton Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
2. Simon Kenton Statue and Marker
from corner of George Rogers Clark Park
Clark Park on Riverside Dr., in Covington, Kentucky. Across from the “River Walk”. Statue is at the southeast corner of Riverside Drive and Garrand Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 Riverside Dr, Covington KY 41011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Simon Kenton (here, next to this marker); The Point (a few steps from this marker); Great Neighborhoods / Riverwalk Statues (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Mary B. Greene (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennedy House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ben Lucien Burman (within shouting distance of this marker); George and Ruth Kohlbran Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Fortifications (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Covington.
 
More about this marker. a second marker is inches away
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Simon Kenton Statue image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
3. Simon Kenton Statue
in northwest corner of George Rogers Clark Park, on Riverside drive, in Covington, kentucky
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   3. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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