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Edmonton in Metcalfe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Founder of Edmonton

 
 
Founder of Edmonton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
1. Founder of Edmonton Marker
Inscription. Edmund Rogers, 1762-1843. In the Virginia campaign of the War of the Revolution and at surrender of Cornwallis, 1781. As surveyor, joined Gen. George Rogers Clark, his cousin, in 1783. A year later, came to area south of Green River. He made earliest surveys on Barren River and tributaries and settled here. Laid out Edmonton in 1800. Family burial ground to the south.
 
Erected 1964 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 678.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 58.775′ N, 85° 36.716′ W. Marker is in Edmonton, Kentucky, in Metcalfe County. Marker is at the intersection of East Stockton Street (Kentucky Route 496) and South Main Street (Kentucky Route 163), on the right when traveling east on East Stockton Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Stockton Street, Edmonton KY 42129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Metcalfe County War Memorial (here, next to this marker); William Henry Newman (a few steps from this marker); County Named, 1860
Corner of Metcalfe County Courthouse lawn & markers. image. Click for full size.
By Google Street view.
2. Corner of Metcalfe County Courthouse lawn & markers.
(a few steps from this marker); Civil War Skirmish (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rev. Robert Stockton (approx. 2.5 miles away); Dripping Springs (approx. 6.9 miles away); Discovery of Sulphur Well / Beula Villa Hotel (approx. 8.5 miles away); Civil War Camp at Marrowbone (approx. 11.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Edmonton.
 
Also see . . .  Rogers Family (scroll down to Edmund Rogers). (Submitted on May 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Area around marker corner. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
3. Area around marker corner.
Marker shown center background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
4. Marker shown center background.
Edmund Rogers image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
5. Edmund Rogers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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