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

Tar Springs

 
 
Tar Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
1. Tar Springs Marker
Inscription.  Four miles south. A fashionable health resort of 1840s which had the unique attraction of a 100-foot cliff from which tar bubbled while from its base flowed eleven springs, each with different type of mineral water. Indians knew and used these curative waters.

Wiley B. Rutledge, Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1943-49, was born, 1894, at Tar Springs resort.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 934.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 49.979′ N, 86° 38.375′ W. Marker is in Cloverport, Kentucky, in Breckinridge County. Marker is at the intersection of West Street and Verden Street, on the right when traveling west on West Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 West 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 flies. Early Shipping Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln Family Trail
Tar Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
2. Tar Springs Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Breckinridge County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cloverport Veterans Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Coal Oil (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joseph Holt (approx. 3.6 miles away); Town of Patesville (approx. 5.6 miles away); Captain John W. Cannon (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cloverport.
 
Wiley B. Rutledge (1894-1949) image. Click for full size.
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3. Wiley B. Rutledge (1894-1949)
Rutledge was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a seat vacated by Associate Justice James F. Byrnes in 1943. Rutledge served on the high court until his death in 1949.
 
 
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 57 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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