“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)

Stamping Ground

Stamping Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, June 5, 2015
1. Stamping Ground Marker
Inscription. This area first explored April 1775 by Wm. McConnell, Charles Lecompte and party from Penn. Buffalo herds had stamped down undergrowth and ground around the spring - origin of town's name. McConnell and Lecompte in Battle of Blue Licks, KY., 1782.
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 217.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 16.261′ N, 84° 41.232′ W. Marker is in Stamping Ground, Kentucky, in Scott County. Marker is at the intersection of Woodlake Road (State Highway 1688) and Railroad Street, on the right when traveling south on Woodlake Road. Click for map. 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. Buffalo Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Stonetown (approx. half a mile away); Branham's Mill / Galloway Pike Iron Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); Switzer Covered Bridge (approx. 4.2 miles away); St. Francis Church (approx. 4.4 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. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 62 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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