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Boxville in Union County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Richards Home Site

 
 
Richards Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
1. Richards Home Site Marker
Inscription.  Lewis Richards, born Va., 1754. Sergeant with Gen. George R. Clark when he built first blockhouse at site of present Cincinnati. Went on, in attempt to save Kentuckians captured by English and Indians, 1779. Unable to overtake them, destroyed the Indian villages at Chillicothe and Piqua. Richards was a volunteer at battle of Blue Licks, 1782. Died here in 1846.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 842.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1754.
 
Location. 37° 37.38′ N, 87° 49.033′ W. Marker is in Boxville, Kentucky, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 56 and Kentucky Route 983, on the right when traveling east on State Route 56. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morganfield KY 42437, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as
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the crow flies. Nally Spa (approx. 4.2 miles away); St. Vincent's Academy (approx. 5.6 miles away); Baseball Great (approx. 5.7 miles away); Earle C. Clements (approx. 6.4 miles away); George Huston (approx. 6.7 miles away); Morgan Springs (approx. 6.8 miles away); Lincoln Spoke Here (approx. 6.9 miles away); Union County, 1811 (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Blue Licks. (Submitted on September 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Richards Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
2. Richards Home Site Marker
The view east on Kentucky Highway 56. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
3. The view east on Kentucky Highway 56.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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