George Rogers Clark
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.
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.
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Categories. • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
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