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West Irvine in Estill County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Station Camp

 
 
Station Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. Station Camp Marker
Inscription.  Indian Trading Post and camping ground. Called "Ah-wah-nee," a grassy place, by the Shawnees who hunted here and obtained their lead supply in this vicinity. In 1769, Daniel Boone, Squire Boone, and Joseph Proctor were first of many pioneers to use camp, which is located on an old buffalo trace known as War Road, then a direct route from Boonesborough to the East.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 810.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & CommerceNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1769.
 
Location. 37° 41.847′ N, 83° 59.245′ W. Marker is in West Irvine, Kentucky, in Estill County. Marker is at the intersection of Richmond Road (Kentucky Route 52) and Shady Lane (Kentucky Route 2473), on the right when traveling west on Richmond Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 910 Richmond Road, Irvine KY 40336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
View of marker at intersection of KY-52 and Shady Lane. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. View of marker at intersection of KY-52 and Shady Lane.
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are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lookout Mountain Hero (here, next to this marker); Battle of Irvine (approx. 0.7 miles away); Irvine (approx. 0.7 miles away); County Named, 1808 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Estill Seminary / Collegiate Institute (approx. Ύ mile away); Estill Springs (approx. 1.1 miles away); Red River Iron Works / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 7.1 miles away); Fitchburg Furnace (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
The view north on KY-52. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
3. The view north on KY-52.
Station Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Profitt, March 20, 2021
4. Station Camp Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on March 21, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky.

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May. 20, 2022