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Near Union in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Piatt's Landing &

General E.R.S. Canby

 
 
Piatt Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
1. Piatt Landing Marker
Side A
Inscription.

Side A

Piatt's Landing

Near here on the north bank of the Ohio River at mile 510.5 was a riverboat landing, ferry, and road to the courthouse at Burlington. The landing and large brick home that once stood near, later called Winnfield Cottage, were built ca. 1814 by Robert Piatt. He was the grandfather of Brevet Major General Edward R. S. Canby, who was born nearby.

Side B

General E.R.S. Canby

In a cabin at East Bend, Brevet Maj. Gen.Edward Richard Sprigg Canby was born, November 9, 1817. A West Point graduate of 1839, he accepted the final surrender of the Confederacy from Generals Richard Taylor and Kirby Smith in Alabama and Louisiana in May 1865. He was killed in California at a peace conference with Modac Indians, April 11, 1873.
 
Erected 1979 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1646.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 55.168′ N, 84° 51.485′ W. Marker is near Union, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker is on Lower River Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. marker is in
General Canby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
2. General Canby Marker
Side B
the absolute middle of nowhere. Take St Rt 338 west off US 127. Go past Big Bone Lick State Park and Big Bone Methodist Church. Continue westbound to a crossroad at East Bend Church. St Rt 338 “Beaver Rd” turns right, (north) and becomes East Bend Rd. However, going on west, the unimproved road is Lower River Road. Continue westbound on Lower River Road. Marker, cemetery and old brick structure are less than ½ mile ahead on the left. Approximately 10 miles west of US 127. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12343 Lower River Rd, Union KY 41091, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Passage To Freedom From Slavery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Rabbit Hash (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ohio County Veteran's Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away in Indiana); a different marker also named Ohio County Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away in Indiana); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away in Indiana); Ohio County Court House (approx. 2.1 miles away in Indiana); Fulton Burying Ground (approx. 3.8 miles away in Indiana); Dr. Elwood Mead (approx. 5.9 miles away in Indiana).
 
More about this marker. Note: Geographical Oddity; this area is known as the “East Bend”
Piatt Landing image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
3. Piatt Landing
full view of marker
or “East Bend Bottom”, at this point the NORTH bank of the Ohio River is Kentucky.
Continuing west, then north along the river, on Lower River Road, takes the explorer to Rabbit Hash.
 
General Canby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
4. General Canby Marker
Side B full view, looking east on Lower River Road
Piatt Landing Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
5. Piatt Landing Cemetery
Piatt Landing image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
6. Piatt Landing
old brick church or school, on knoll above cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 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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