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Moorefield in Nicholas County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Upper Blue Licks

 
 
Upper Blue Licks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. Upper Blue Licks Marker
Inscription.  Aug. 12, 1782, Capt. John Holder and 17 militiamen overtook band of Wyandots on Great Salt Creek (Licking River) six miles N.E. The Indians had captured two boys, Jones Hoy and Jack Calloway, near Boonesborough. In skirmish that took place Holder lost four men, and being outnumbered he withdrew without the boys. Hoy held captive seven years, Calloway not so long.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 856.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 16.468′ N, 83° 55.83′ W. Marker is in Moorefield, Kentucky, in Nicholas County. Marker is at the intersection of Moorefield Road (Kentucky Route 36) and Upper Lick Road (Kentucky Route 57), on the right when traveling north on Moorefield Road. Located in front of the Moorefield United Methodist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 135 Upper Lick Road, Carlisle KY 40311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Upper Blue Licks Marker at corner of KY-57 and KY-36. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. Upper Blue Licks Marker at corner of KY-57 and KY-36.
8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joe Creason (approx. 4.1 miles away); Henry Tureman Allen (approx. 5 miles away); Old Concord Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); County Name's Sake (approx. 5.9 miles away); Dr. Charles W. Mathers 1856-1937 / Nicholas County Benefactor (approx. 5.9 miles away); Carlisle Passenger Depot (approx. 5.9 miles away); Sherburne Bridge (approx. 6.9 miles away); Forest Retreat (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
The view north on KY-36 with Moorefield United Methodist Church on right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
3. The view north on KY-36 with Moorefield United Methodist Church on right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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Nov. 27, 2020