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

Rockcastle County, 1810

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
1. Rockcastle County, 1810 Marker
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Inscription. The 52nd Kentucky county. Created out of Knox, Lincoln, Madison, Pulaski counties. Isaac Lindsey, who came here with a hunting party in 1767, observed a lone rock which resembled an ancient castle. From this the river was named, later the county. Dr. Thomas Walker and party, first white men to visit the interior of Kentucky, were at this rock as early as 1750.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1254.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 21.171′ N, 84° 20.314′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Kentucky, in Rockcastle County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Church Street when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is one of several in the front lawn of the Rockcastle County Courthouse. south east corner of East Main at Church Street, just one half block north of U.S. 25. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 E Main St, Mount Vernon KY 40456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col. James Maret (1855- 1936) (here, next to this marker); Boone Way
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
2. Rockcastle County, 1810 Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Rockcastle Co. War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Cox Building History (within shouting distance of this marker); Livingston Trail Head (approx. 7.8 miles away); Camp Wildcat (approx. 9.7 miles away); The Battle of Wildcat (approx. 9.7 miles away); Infantry Ridge (approx. 9.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Vernon.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
3. Rockcastle County, 1810 Marker
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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