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Near Livingston in Rockcastle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Skaggs Trace

Ancestor of the Dixie Highway and I-75

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
1. Skaggs Trace Marker
close up, showing text, Side A
Inscription.
Side A
This trace was named for Henry Skaggs, a Long Hunter. Many famous pioneers, including John Floyd, Benjamin Logan, and William Whitely, traveled over it. On Oct. 21, 1861, the first Kentucky Civil War battle occurred near here at Camp Wildcat. This first Union victory took place in the Rockcastle Hills. (over)

Side B
This trail, from the Hazel Patch to the Crab Orchard, crosses Rockcastle County. It was widely used land route through Kentucky for several years and became part of the Wilderness Road. Daniel Boone crossed the Rockcastle River near here in 1775 in blazing Boone’s Trace from Cumberland Gap to Booonesborough. See over
 
Erected 1977 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1622.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 14.541′ N, 84° 13.189′ W. Marker is near Livingston, Kentucky, in Rockcastle County. Marker is on South Daniel Boone Trail (U.S. 25). Click for map. marker is on U.S. 25 not quite 1 mile N of St RT 909 on the right, just South of Upper River Rd exit 49 off 1-75. Marker is at or near this postal address: South Daniel Boone Trail, Livingston KY 40445, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
2. Skaggs Trace Marker
close up, showing text, Side B
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Wildcat (approx. 1.4 miles away); Camp Wildcat / Union Civil War Camp (approx. 1.5 miles away); Camp Wildcat and the Wilderness Road (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Wildcat and the Wilderness Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); Infantry Ridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Wildcat (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Battle of Wildcat (approx. 1.9 miles away); Battle of Camp Wildcat (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
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Skaggs Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
3. Skaggs Trace Marker
full view of marker
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
4. Skaggs Trace Marker
full view, with Rockcastle River in distance
Skaggs Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 16, 2015
5. Skaggs Trace Marker
marker can be seen at a distance
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
6. Skaggs Trace Marker
marker is at the entrance to the Rockcastle River Trading Company
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
7. Skaggs Trace Marker
Rockcastle River Trading Company
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 16, 2015
8. Skaggs Trace Marker
main building, surrounded by gardens
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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