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Lewisport in Hancock County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Founding of Lewisport

 
 
Founding of Lewisport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
1. Founding of Lewisport Marker
Inscription.  Formerly called Little Yellow Banks, town was renamed Lewisport in 1839 in honor of John Lewis, one of the first permanent settlers in area. He was an early surveyor of land between Salt and Green rivers. Original town plat drafted by James and John Prentis, 1837; town was incorporated in 1844. Logging and building of flatboats were first chief industries here.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1789.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 56.21′ N, 86° 54.147′ W. Marker is in Lewisport, Kentucky, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Pell Street (Kentucky Road 334), on the right when traveling south on 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewisport KY 42351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Front Street / Union Steamboat Captured (about 700 feet away,
Founding of Lewisport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
2. Founding of Lewisport Marker
measured in a direct line); Lincoln Acquitted (approx. 3˝ miles away); Uncle Tom Lived Here (approx. 4.9 miles away); Home of Robert C. Beauchamp / Early Plantation in County (approx. 5.2 miles away); A New Home in Indiana (approx. 6˝ miles away in Indiana); Abraham Lincoln Employed (approx. 6˝ miles away in Indiana); First Court Proceedings (approx. 6˝ miles away); Abraham S. Fulton (approx. 6.7 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisport.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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