Big Joe Logsdon
A guide to George Washington on excursion west of the Alleghenies and Kentucky pioneer. During the 1790s a sharp clash occurred on this site. Big Joe, acting as a spy and commanding other frontiersmen, helped repel an Indian raid. White settlers pursued raiders for miles to the mouth of Flippins Run and Logsdon’s shots encouraged their retreat across the Ohio.
At home on the violent frontier, Logsdon could “out run, out hop, out jump, throw down, drag out and whip any man in the country.” Logsdon served as member of the Kentucky militia, defended early settlements from attack and participated in raids across the Ohio River before moving to Illinois. His memory lived on in a 1933 trading card.
Erected 2017 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2528.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capture of the Alice Dean (within shouting distance of this marker); A Rest at Otter Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Railroad Statue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flint for the Hunt (about 400 feet away); Meade County Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan — On To Ohio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Meade County Leader / Meade County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louisville, Kentucky Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brandenburg.
Also see . . . Big Joe Logsdon. (Submitted on September 16, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 128 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.