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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

George Rogers Clark

(1752-1818)

 
 
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By Don Morfe, August 6, 2000
1. George Rogers Clark Marker
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Inscription.
Side 1
After fall of Ruddle's and Martin's stations, Clark led expeditions against Indians in 1780 and 1782. In later years Clark was plagued by poor health and war debts incurred for his country. He died at Locust Grove, his sister's home. Buried in Cave Hill Cem., 1869. Outpost he founded grew into Louisville.

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In 1776, Clark, delegate to VA. Gen. Assembly, prompted recognition of Ky. as a county of Va. By 1778, he set up outpost on Corn Island, at Falls of Ohio, from which he launched invasion of Northwest. He captured three British forts, reduced Indian power, and crippled English strategy, thus helping secure territory for U.S.
 
Erected 1984 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1753.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 14.604′ N, 85° 43.038′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Touch for map. The marker is located in Cave Hill Cemetery, Section P, Lot 245. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville KY 40204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as

George Rogers Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, November 25, 2016
2. George Rogers Clark Marker
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the crow flies. The 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment Civil War Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kentucky School for the Blind (approx. 0.9 miles away); Since 1842 / Since 1858 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Enid Yandell (1869-1934) / Renowned Woman Sculptor (approx. 0.9 miles away); Catherine Spalding / St. Vincent Orphanage and Infirmary (approx. 1.1 miles away); Thomas Edison Butchertown House (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. Johnís Evanglical Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Heigold Facade (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
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George Rogers Clark Marker and grave image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 6, 2000
3. George Rogers Clark Marker and grave
General George Rogers Clark Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 6, 2000
4. General George Rogers Clark Grave Marker
Perry Wilkes-Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 6, 2000
5. Perry Wilkes-Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
He is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Section P, Lot 866. He was in the Union Navy and was awarded the medal for action on May 5, 1864 at Red River LA
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 110 times this year. Last updated on January 2, 2017, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. Photos:   1. submitted on April 7, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   2. submitted on January 2, 2017, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on April 7, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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