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Florence in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Boone County, 1798

 
 
Boone County, 1798 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 20, 2012
1. Boone County, 1798 Marker
Inscription.  

Formed by legislative act from a part of Campbell County. Names for Daniel Boone, renowned Kentucky pioneer-explorer.

Big Boone Lick, graveyard of the mammoth, was discovered in 1729 by Capt. M. de Longueil. In 1756, Mary Inglis was brought here by Shawnees, the first white woman in Kentucky. In 1765-66, extensive bone collection sent to England.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1253.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 56.319′ N, 84° 38.032′ W. Marker is in Florence, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker is at the southbound I-71/I-75 Walton Welcome Center, near Milepost 177. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence KY 41042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish at Snow’s Pond (approx. 2.6 miles away); Richwood Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); John Hunt Morgan Escape Route
Boone County, 1798 Marker at Walton Welcome Center image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 20, 2012
2. Boone County, 1798 Marker at Walton Welcome Center
(approx. 3 miles away); Major John P. Gaines (approx. 3.1 miles away); Skirmish at Florence (approx. 4.2 miles away); Hopeful Lutheran Church (approx. 4˝ miles away); County Named, 1840 (approx. 4.8 miles away); Walton CCC Camp Bean Ridge (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .  A Historic Overiew at Boone County, Kentucky, Official Website. (Submitted on December 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. ExplorationPaleontologySettlements & Settlers
 
Interstate 75 Completion Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 20, 2012
3. Interstate 75 Completion Marker
At Southbound Walton Welcome Center
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 672 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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