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Squire Boone's Station, 1779

 
 
Squire Boone's Station, 1779 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. Squire Boone's Station, 1779 Marker
Inscription.  "Painted Stone" 2½ miles north on Eminence Road, thence, ½ mile west to site on Clear Creek. For nearly 2 years, only large station on the Wilderness Road, between Harrodstown and the Falls of the Ohio River. Ground plan found among papers of Gen. Geo. Rogers Clark. Disastrous attack by Indians 1781-re-occupied by the whites. First improved 1775-called "Painted Stone Tract" 1776.
 
Erected 1937 by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. (Marker Number 28.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.663′ N, 85° 12.938′ W. Marker is in Shelbyville, Kentucky, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 60) and 5th Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Main Street, Shelbyville KY 40065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shelby County, 1792 (a few steps from this marker); Founder Capt. William Shannon
View of Squire Boone's Station, 1779 Marker across Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. View of Squire Boone's Station, 1779 Marker across Main Street.
(a few steps from this marker); The Blockhouse / Martin's Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky 1806 Return of Expedition / Death of Meriwether Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelby County WWI Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); The Armstrong Hotel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Science Hill School (about 500 feet away); Birthplace of Governor Augustus Owsley Stanley / Stanley-Casey House (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelbyville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Squire Boone's Station. (Submitted on July 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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