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.)
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
Location. 38° 14.604′ N, 85°
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Artist of Confederacy (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor Thomas E. Bramlette (about 600 feet away); Sister Emily Cooper (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Guthrie (1792-1869) (approx. 0.3 miles away); This monument to the memory of James Guthrie (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nathaniel Wolfe (approx. 0.4 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cave Hill National Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
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