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

Tannerís Station 1789

Frontier Outpost

 

óFirst Settlement in Boone County ó

 
Tannerís Station 1789 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
1. Tannerís Station 1789 Marker
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Inscription. Tannerís Station 1789 First settlement in Boone County. Rev. John Tanner built blockhouse, and town began on 2000 acres he and John Taylor owned. Shawnees captured Tannerís 9-year-old son here, held him until grown. An ardent Baptist, Tanner preached in Carolinas, Virginia; came to Kentucky in 1781; moved to Missouri, 1798; died there 1812, age about 80. Town named Petersburg, 1818
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 999.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 4.053′ N, 84° 52.033′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker is at the intersection of Petersburg Rad (Kentucky Route 0) and Tanner Street on Petersburg Rad. Click for map. SW corner Tanner and Third Strs (St Rt 20, Petersburg Rd). Marker is at or near this postal address: 3026 3rd St, Petersburg KY 41080, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Medal of Honor Citations (approx. 1.9 miles away in Indiana); Dearborn County American Revolution War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away in
Tannerís Station 1789 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
2. Tannerís Station 1789 Marker
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Indiana); Dearborn County World War II War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away in Indiana); Dearborn County Korean War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away in Indiana); Dearborn County World War I War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away in Indiana); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away in Indiana); Dearborn County (approx. 1.9 miles away in Indiana); History of the Aurora Ferry Co., Inc. (approx. 1.9 miles away in Indiana).
 
More about this marker. (marker has been moved about a hundred feet south, from the middle of the block, to the corner of Tanner Street)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Tannerís Station 1789 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
3. Tannerís Station 1789 Marker
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Tannerís Station 1789 Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 1414
4. Tannerís Station 1789 Marker Site
street sign at corner where marker is located
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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