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Hopkinsville in Christian County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lewis & Clark in Kentucky

William Clark / Thomas Allsbury

 
 
Lewis & Clark in Kentucky - William Clark Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. Lewis & Clark in Kentucky - William Clark Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.

Side 1
William Clark

William Clark, coleader of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and his family stopped at Allsbury’s Tavern in Hopkinsville on Oct. 2, 1809. In 1807 Clark was appointed militia brigadier general and chief Indian agent for the Louisiana Territory. Over.




Side 2
Thomas Allsbury

Thomas Allsbury was an early tavern keeper in Hopkinsville. In the War of 1812 he organized a company and served as a captain in the First Regiment of Kentucky Mounted Militia. Over.

Sponsored by Ohio River Chapter-Lewis & Clark
Trail Heritage Fdn.; Christian Co. Fiscal
Court; Col. John Green Chapter, D.A.R.; John
Manire Chapter, S.A.R.; Pennyroyal Area
Museum; Hopkinsville/Christian Co. Hist. Soc.;
Christian Co. Gen. Soc.; Natl. Park Service,
Ky. Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Com.

 
Erected 2005. (Marker Number 2190.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 52.019′ N, 87° 29.295′ W. Marker is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker is at
Lewis & Clark in Kentucky Marker - Thomas Allsbury (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Lewis & Clark in Kentucky Marker - Thomas Allsbury (Side 2)
the intersection of Court Street and South Main Street (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling north on Court Street. Click for map. Court Street is one-way running west. South Main Street is one-way running south. Marker is at or near this postal address: 511 South Main Street, Hopkinsville KY 42240, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Courthouse Burned (here, next to this marker); County Named, 1797 (a few steps from this marker); Hotel Latham (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grace Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peace Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneer Graveyard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles S. Morehead, 1802-1868 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hopkinsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Clark article in Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. William Clark biography. (Submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. ExplorationIndustry & CommerceWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
Wide shot of marker behind County Burned Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Wide shot of marker behind County Burned Marker.
William Clark portrait. image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. William Clark portrait.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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