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Beattyville in Lee County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Kentucky River Forms Here

 
 
Kentucky River Forms Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, November 7, 2020
1. Kentucky River Forms Here Marker
Inscription.  North and Middle Forks unite below St. Helens, then join South Fork at Beattyville to form Kentucky River, which flows 255 miles to the Ohio. Kentucky River played primary role in early commerce of Lee Co. Steamboats came to Beattyville, near head of navigation, and river traffic increased with building of locks and dams. Coal and timber were shipped to various ports.
 
Erected 1987 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1805.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 34.327′ N, 83° 42.635′ W. Marker is in Beattyville, Kentucky, in Lee County. Marker is on River Drive just south of Center Street (Kentucky Highway 1144), on the right when traveling north. Located on River Dr near the parking lot of Beattyville Dental Clinic. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 48 Center St, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles
Kentucky River Forms Here Marker Background image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, November 7, 2020
2. Kentucky River Forms Here Marker Background
River can been seen in Background over the Guard Rail
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1870 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee County Veterans Wall (approx. ¼ mile away); A Masterful Retreat (approx. ¼ mile away); Birthplace of Earle B. Combs (approx. 5.1 miles away); Boone’s Station (approx. 6.9 miles away); County Named, 1843 (approx. 6.9 miles away); a different marker also named A Masterful Retreat (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beattyville.
 
Additional keywords. Timber Coal Kentucky River Rivers Steamboats
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2020, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 7, 2020, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky.   2. submitted on November 8, 2020, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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