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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort-on-Shore

 
 
Fort-on-Shore Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. Fort-on-Shore Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  This site marks the location of Fort-on-Shore, which was the the first building erected on the mainland when General George Rogers Clark and the settlers of Corn Island came ashore. The stockade and fort, built 1778-79 on orders from General Clark, represented the first settlementin what is now Louisville.
Presented by Sons of the American Revolution

Corn Island was located in the Ohio River, just adjacent to this site at what is today Twelfth St. Stockade was occupied by troops of the American Revolution for the next four years. In 1782, Fort-on-Shore was replaced by Fort Nelson, a much larger fortification built north of present-day Main St.
Presented by City of Louisville Metro
Councilman, David Tandy

 
Erected 2010 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2338.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
Fort-on-Shore Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. Fort-on-Shore Marker (Side B)
. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 15.559′ N, 85° 46.149′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Rowan Street east of North 12th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Bloody Monday” / American (Know-Nothing) Party (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louisville to Portland Turnpike (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Stockade On Corn Island, 1778 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Nelson Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Catholic High School (approx. half a mile away); Evan Williams (approx. half a mile away); The Good Shepherd Order (approx. 0.6 miles away); Charles W. Anderson, Jr. (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Fort-on-Shore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
3. Fort-on-Shore Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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