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Maysville in Mason County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Simon Kenton’s Station

 
 
Simon Kenton’s Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
1. Simon Kenton’s Station Marker
Inscription.  About ½ mile west is site of camp made by Simon Kenton and Thomas Williams in the spring of 1775. They left this camp in the fall and visited stations in area. Kenton returned to camp in 1784, and brought with him a group of his family and friends. During 1784 and 1785, they fortified the station, which became a major stronghold north of Kentucky River.
 
Erected 1973 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 138.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 38° 38.187′ N, 83° 48.167′ W. Marker is in Maysville, Kentucky, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of AA Highway (U.S. 62) and Parker Road, on the right when traveling east on AA Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maysville KY 41056, 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. Hemp in Kentucky / Hemp in Mason County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Alexander W. Doniphan
Simon Kenton’s Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
2. Simon Kenton’s Station Marker
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); Maysville Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mefford's Fort (approx. 1.3 miles away); Paxton Inn (approx. 1.4 miles away); Taylor's Corner (approx. 1˝ miles away); Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston (approx. 1˝ miles away); "Washington Courthouse Site" (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maysville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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May. 19, 2022