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Carrollton in Carroll County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Explored

 
 
First Explored Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
1. First Explored Marker
Inscription.  In 1754 James McBride canoed down the Ohio to the mouth of this river—now Kentucky. Here, as first explorer, he carved his initials and the date on a tree, a landmark for 30 years. Cited for part in defense of Bryan Station and Battle of Blue Licks, 1782.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 222.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 40.843′ N, 85° 11.111′ W. Marker is in Carrollton, Kentucky, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of Highland Avenue (U.S. 42) and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west on Highland Avenue. It is on the northwest corner, on the approach to the bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carrollton KY 41008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Ky. River Toll Bridge (here, next to this marker); Scott's Blockhouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Korea & Vietnam - - War Memorial of Carroll County Kentucky
First Explored Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
2. First Explored Marker
This view is towards Carrollton. The Kentucky River bridge is behind the photographer.
(approx. ¼ mile away); World War I & World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Home of Gen. Butler (approx. 0.3 miles away); Col. Percival Pierce Butler (approx. 1.3 miles away); General William Orlando Butler (approx. 1.3 miles away); Carrollton (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carrollton.
 
Also see . . .  The True Discoverer of Kentucky. “Not Daniel Boone, as is generally supposed, but an Irish pioneer named James McBride.” (Submitted on July 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
First Explored Marker and Old Kentucky Bridge Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
3. First Explored Marker and Old Kentucky Bridge Monument
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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