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

Young's Inn

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. Young's Inn Marker
Inscription.  This famous stagecoach stop on the old Louisville & Nashville Turnpike was built ca. 1797 by James Young, founder of West Point, Ky. At this inn John James Audubon wrote about seeing large flocks of passenger pigeons. Jenny Lind stopped here briefly in 1851 and sang from inn steps. Other guests have been Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, James Buchanan, and Wendell Willkie.
 
Erected 1985. (Marker Number 1763.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 0.048′ N, 85° 56.693′ W. Marker is in West Point, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street and North 2nd Street, on the left when traveling east on Elm Street. 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 walking distance of this marker. James Young House (a few steps from this marker); Founding of West Point/ James Young (a few steps from this marker); Sears and Roebuck (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / John Shields (1769-1809) (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearman's Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Cemetery
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. Young's Inn Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Salt Warehouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ditto-Lansdale House / Civil War Hospital (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  History. (Submitted on August 19, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
3. Young's Inn
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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