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Hartford in Ohio County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of Fort Hartford

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. Site of Fort Hartford Marker
Inscription.  Settled before 1790, this area was often scene of bloody strife with Indians. There is evidence that a settlement was made at present site of Hartford in 1782, first fortified place in the lower Green River Valley. Land was donated by Gabriel Madison, part of 4,000 acre Virginia grant in 1782. Name Hartford derived from the river ford where animals crossed.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1195.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 27.144′ N, 86° 54.631′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Kentucky, in Ohio County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 231) 0.1 miles north of West Union Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is at south end of bridge over Rough River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 N Main St, Hartford KY 42347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Site of Fort Hartford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. Site of Fort Hartford Marker
Subject marker is on the left.
of this marker. First Bridge (here, next to this marker); Fort Hartford (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Public Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Named, 1798 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohio County World Wars Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barnett's Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Famous Kentucky Artist (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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