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Near West Point in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

U.S Bullion Depository

 
 
U.S Bullion Depository Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. U.S Bullion Depository Marker
Inscription.  In 1935, portions of property in Fort Knox military reservation were set aside for use as U.S. Bullion Depository. Constructed in 1936, it was placed under supervision of Dir. of the Mint, a U.S. Treasury official. First gold brought here by railroad in 1937, and depository continues to be storage site for most of the nation's gold. By law, not open to public visits or tours.
 
Erected 1989 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1857.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 58.318′ N, 85° 58.927′ W. Marker is near West Point, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is on Dixie Highway (U.S. 31W/60), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point KY 40177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Knox, Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker); Jean Neel Ford (approx. 2.3 miles away); Louisville, Henderson & St. Louis Bridge
U.S Bullion Depository Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. U.S Bullion Depository Marker
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Replica of Earthen Wall Cannon Emplacement (approx. 2.4 miles away); Country Music Stars (approx. 2˝ miles away); Redoubt (approx. 2.6 miles away); Civil War Fort Duffield (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fort Duffield (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Knox Bullion Depository. (Submitted on August 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. United States Bullion Depository. (Submitted on August 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Fort Knox Bullion Depository image. Click for full size.
3. Fort Knox Bullion Depository
Fort Knox Bullion Depository image. Click for full size.
4. Fort Knox Bullion Depository
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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