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

Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Charles Floyd

(ca. 1782-1804)

 
 
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Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Marker
Inscription.  
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky. Charles Floyd (ca. 1782-1804). Born at or near Floyd's Station in present St. Matthews. In August 1803 Floyd joined the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He was appointed a sergeant in Corps of Discovery and was one of the "Nine Young Men From Kentucky.”

Charles Floyd. (ca. 1782-1804). Floyd kept a journal on the expedition. On August 20, 1804, near present Sioux City, Iowa, he became only member to die on the journey. His gravesite is marked today by a monument to this "young man of much merit."
 
Erected 2003 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways; presented by the Beargrass-St. Matthews Historical Society and Kentucky Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 2123.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1803.
 
Location. 38° 14.4′ N, 85° 
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38.701′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Breckenridge Lane (State Road 1932) south of Hillsboro Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 836 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville KY 40207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Floyd's Station (here, next to this marker); John Floyd's Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); James Brown House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bowman Field - East (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rebecca Rosenthal Judah 1866-1932 / National Council of Jewish Women (approx. one mile away); Gilman's Point / St. Matthews (approx. 1.1 miles away); Beargrass Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Aero Club of Louisville (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Lewis and Clark: Inside the Corps - Charles Floyd. From PBS. (Submitted on December 9, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Charles Floyd Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Charles Floyd Marker
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Charles Floyd Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
3. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Charles Floyd Marker
Charles Floyd image. Click for full size.
Benjamin Trott / Public domain, circa 1804
4. Charles Floyd
It is believed that he died of a ruptured appendix.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on December 9, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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