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

Long Run Massacre

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Long Run Massacre Marker
Inscription.  One mile south. Scene of massacre, undoubtedly the bloodiest in early Kentucky, which took place, 1781. A Miami Indian party killed over 60 pioneers en route from Squire Boone's Painted Stone Station to safety of forts at Falls of Ohio. Next day, reinforced by British Capt. McKee's Hurons, they killed 16 of 25 militia led by Col. John Floyd to bury massacre victims.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 991.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.187′ N, 85° 25.879′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Shelbyville Road (U.S. 60) west of Arlington Meadows Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eastwood KY 40018, 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. Abraham Lincoln (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln Institute Campus (approx.
Long Run Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Long Run Massacre Marker
3.2 miles away); Whitney M. Young, Jr. (1921-1971) (approx. 3.2 miles away); "Horrible Massacre" / African American Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Old Stone Inn (approx. 4.7 miles away); Capt. John Simpson (approx. 4.7 miles away); Berrytown Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Forest Public School (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is difficult to spot as it faces the side of a high-speed highway. There is a narrow pulloff by the marker and another one, but would not recommend using it unless you're certain of its location and can pull over safely.
 
Also see . . .  Long Run massacre (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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