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Lewis and Clark in Kentucky 1806 Return of Expedition / Death of Meriwether Lewis

 
 
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky 1806 Return of Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky 1806 Return of Expedition Marker
Inscription.  
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky
1806 Return of Expedition
Meriwether Lewis & William Clark, leaders of the 1803-06 journey to the Pacific, visited Shelbyville several times. In Nov. 1806, on the Expedition's return, Lewis arrived with Expedition veterans, Mandan & Osage Indian delegations bound for Washington, DC. Over.

Death of Meriwether Lewis
In Shelbyville on Oct. 28, 1809, Clark learned of the death of his Expedition partner, Meriwether Lewis. Clark stopped in town when traveling eastward and read a newspaper report that Lewis had killed himself in Tennessee.
Presented by the Ohio River Chapter-Lewis & Clark Trail
Heritage Foundation, National Park Service, Ky. Lewis & Clark
Bicentennial Commission, Shelby County Historical Society.

 
Erected 2006 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2214.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location.
Death of Meriwether Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. Death of Meriwether Lewis Marker
38° 12.668′ N, 85° 12.967′ W. Marker is in Shelbyville, Kentucky, in Shelby County. Marker is on Main Street east of 6th Street, on the left when traveling east. Located at the Shelby County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Main Street, Shelbyville KY 40065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shelby County, 1792 (a few steps from this marker); The Blockhouse / Martin's Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Squire Boone's Station, 1779 (within shouting distance of this marker); Founder Capt. William Shannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelby County WWI Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); The Armstrong Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Science Hill School (about 400 feet away); Birthplace of Governor Augustus Owsley Stanley / Stanley-Casey House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelbyville.
 
Also see . . .  Kentucky Ties to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. (Submitted on July 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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View from marker looking east on Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
3. View from marker looking east on Main Street.
Marker on left side of Shelby County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
4. Marker on left side of Shelby County Courthouse.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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