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Cloverport in Breckinridge County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Early Shipping Point

 
 
Early Shipping Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
1. Early Shipping Point Marker
Inscription.  Cloverport, an important shipping point beginning in 1798 when Joe Houston came from Va.: built home and started trading and shipping business. Flatboats carried Ky. tobacco, other goods for sale in New Orleans. Boats sold as lumber. Men came back over Natchez trace. Houston operated first ferry here in 1802. Shipping increased and steamboats came into use, 1820.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 860.)
 
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° 50.204′ N, 86° 38.191′ W. Marker is in Cloverport, Kentucky, in Breckinridge County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (State Road 2200) and Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 506 West Main Street, Cloverport KY 40111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Early Shipping Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
2. Early Shipping Point Marker
flies. Breckinridge County Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cloverport Veterans Monument (about 600 feet away); Lincoln Family Trail (about 600 feet away); First Coal Oil (about 700 feet away); Tar Springs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joseph Holt (approx. 3.4 miles away); Town of Patesville (approx. 5.9 miles away); Captain John W. Cannon (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cloverport.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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