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Near Ewing in Robertson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Blue Licks Battlefield

 
 
Blue Licks Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
1. Blue Licks Battlefield Marker
Inscription.  On Aug. 19, 1782, between this hill-top and Licking River a bloody battle was fought by Kentucky pioneers against a superior force of Indians and British-Canadians.
 
Erected 1949 by Historical Markers Society. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 26.066′ N, 83° 59.491′ W. Marker is near Ewing, Kentucky, in Robertson County. Marker is at the intersection of Maysville Road (U.S. 68) and the entrance to Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, on the left when traveling north on Maysville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10299 Maysville Rd, Carlisle KY 40311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Blue Licks Battlefield (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Patriot-Pioneer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Indian Warrior Trading Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buffalo Trace (approx. 0.2 miles
Blue Licks Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
2. Blue Licks Battlefield Marker
US 68 continues north on the right.
away); Pioneer Pursuit (approx. 0.4 miles away); Morgan’s Last Raid (approx. 6.9 miles away); County Named, 1867 (approx. 7.1 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan’s Last Raid (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Battle of Blue Licks.
The Battle of Blue Licks, fought on August 19, 1782, was one of the last battles of the American Revolutionary War. The battle occurred ten months after Lord Cornwallis’s surrender at Yorktown, which had effectively ended the war in the east. On a hill next to the Licking River in what is now Robertson County, Kentucky (then Fayette County, Virginia), a force of about 50 American and Canadian Loyalists along with 300 American Indians ambushed and routed 182 Kentucky militiamen. It was the last victory for the Loyalists and Indians during the frontier war.
(Submitted on July 8, 2019.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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