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Hardin in Marshall County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jackson Purchase

 
 
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By Michael Manning, July 14, 2017
1. Jackson Purchase Marker
Inscription.  8,500 Sq.Mi. Area, former Tribal lands of Chickasaw Indians. U.S. paid $300,000 for tract in 1818 after negotiations by Gen. Andrew Jackson and Gov. Isaac Shelby. Bordered by Tenn., Ohio and Miss. Rivers. Now comprises KY's 8 and Tenn's 20 westernmost counties.
 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 169.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list.
 
Location. 36° 46.253′ N, 88° 7.805′ W. Marker is in Hardin, Kentucky, in Marshall County. Marker is on U.S. 68, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on walkway that is adjacent to US 68 near the entrance of KenLake State Park on western causeway over the Tennessee River/Kentucky Lake. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hardin KY 42048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherokee State Park (approx. half a mile away); Civil War Sniper
Jackson Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, July 14, 2017
2. Jackson Purchase Marker
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(approx. 3 miles away); Golden Pond (approx. 6 miles away); St. Joseph's Parish (approx. 6 miles away); Drummer Boy at 7 (approx. 7.8 miles away); Laura Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 7.8 miles away); Inundated Site (approx. 8.1 miles away); Wadesboro (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2017, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2017, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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