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

Livingston Trail Head

Four Historic Plaques, Each with Artwork

 

—Junction of Multiple Trails —

 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
1. Livingston Trail Head Marker
close up, showing text of the Daniel Boone Trace
Inscription. Daniel Boone’s Trace
Pioneer trail marker by Daniel Boone in 1775 brought early settlers through the Cumberland Gap to Fort Boone (Boonesboro). this trace suitable for horses and walking, followed creeks, Indian hunting paths and buffalo migration routes.
Presented by Daughters of the American Revolution April 2012

Skaggs Trace
Trail used by Long Hunters who came through Cumberland Gap into Kentucky to hunt for deerskins and pelts. This trace was named for early hunter Henry Skaggs, who came into area in 1763. This trace connected Hazel Patch to Crab Orchard. This was the first Long Hunter trail through the Great Wilderness.
Presented by Daughters of the American Revolution April 2012

Tribal Ttrails
People of many tribal nations, such as Cherokee and Shawnee, hunted and lived in Kentucky. They followed game trails and lived in rock and log shelters. The Red Hill Mountain area, just outside Livingston, has many rock shelters that were used by the tribes.
Presented by Daughters of the American Revolution April 2012

Wilderness Road
In 1796, Kentucky Governor Isaac Shelby commissioned James Knox and Joseph Crockett to build a wagon road from the Cumberland Gap to Crab Orchard. Sections of existing trails merged with the new

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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
2. Livingston Trail Head Marker
close up, showing text of the Skaggs Trace plaque
road construction that created the Wilderness Road.

Presented by Daughters of the American Revolution April 2012
 
Erected 2012 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 37° 17.892′ N, 84° 12.905′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Kentucky, in Rockcastle County. Marker is on Daniel Boone Trail (U.S. 25) near Upper River Road (Kentucky Route 490), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. marker is in a small park that serves as a trail head. It at the south west corner of the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 572 S Daniel Boone Trail, Livingston KY 40445, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Wildcat (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Battle of Wildcat (approx. 2.4 miles away); Infantry Ridge (approx. 2.5 miles away); Hoosier Knob (approx. 2.5 miles away); Battle of Camp Wildcat (approx. 2.5 miles away); Camp Wildcat and the Wilderness Road (approx. 2.8 miles away); Skaggs Trace (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Wildcat (approx. 4.6 miles away).
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
3. Livingston Trail Head Marker
close up, showing text of the Tribal Trails plaque
Daughters of the American Revolution
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
4. Livingston Trail Head Marker
close up, showing text of Wilderness Road plaque
Livingston Trail Head Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
5. Livingston Trail Head Marker
Wilderness Road and Tribal Trails art
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
6. Livingston Trail Head Marker
full view of marker
Livingston Trail Head Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
7. Livingston Trail Head Marker
marker can be seen at a distance
Livingston Trail Head Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
8. Livingston Trail Head Marker
artwork on marker. difficult to photograph, due to polished black stone. Daniel Boone and Wilderness Road themes
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
9. Livingston Trail Head Marker
Skaggs Trace artwork. This marker is about 5 miles north of the Skaggs Trace State Historical Marker
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
10. Livingston Trail Head Marker
the Trail Head sign
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
11. Livingston Trail Head Marker
Trail Head logo
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. 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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