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George Rogers Clark At Locust Grove / Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Locust Grove

 
 
George Rogers Clark At Locust Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, November 23, 2016
1. George Rogers Clark At Locust Grove Marker
Inscription.  
George Rogers Clark At Locust Grove
George Rogers Clark moved to Locust Grove in 1809 following amputation of his right leg. He lived here with his sister Lucy and her husband William Croghan until Clark's death in 1818. Clark recognized by Va. in 1812 for his exploits and valor in Revolutionary War and awarded a ceremonial sword.

Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Locust Grove
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark celebrated the expeditions' success and Clark's return home with family gathering here. Only known existing structure west of Appalachians related to expedition. Clark sent seeds and wrote 4 letters to sister Lucy and husband during travels. Presented by Falls of the Ohio Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Committee.
 
Erected 2002 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2086.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary.
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In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
 
Location. 38° 17.205′ N, 85° 39.79′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Blankenbaker Lane west of Camargo Road. Located within the parking area of the Locust Grove homestead. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville KY 40207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zachary Taylor Home (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Zachary Taylor Home (approx. one mile away); Locust Grove (approx. 1.3 miles away); Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Col. Richard Taylor (1744-1829)/George Rudy (1744-1806) (approx. 1˝ miles away); Early Blacksmith Shop (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mockingbird Valley (approx. 1.8 miles away); Early Jewish Congregations (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2017, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 19, 2017, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the different, reverse side of marker. A wide shot of the marker and its surroundings. Also one or more photos of the Locust Grove home described by the marker. • Can you help?

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