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Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Trough Spring / Trough Spring

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 29, 2020
1. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Trough Spring Marker
Inscription.  
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Trough Spring
While on the Corps of Discovery's expedition to the Pacific Ocean, coleader William Clark wrote six letters to his brother Jonathan at Trough Spring. In 1805 he sent over 30 expedition artifacts here for family and friends.

Trough Spring
Built under Wm. Clark's supervision on site selected by George R. Clark for their brother Jonathan when he moved to Ky., 1802. Jonathan was Rev. War veteran and major gen. of Va. Militia. Trough Spring remained his home until death, 1811. House has had many owners and several names. Appearance has been altered but original core of house remains.
Presented by The Filson Historical Society.

 
Erected 2002 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2085.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureExplorationWar, US Revolutionary
Trough Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 29, 2020
2. Trough Spring Marker
. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 13.001′ N, 85° 41.388′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Dundee Road and Trough Spring Lane, on the right when traveling south on Dundee Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1840 Trough Spring Lane, Louisville KY 40205, 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. Hayfield (approx. 0.6 miles away); Farmington (approx. one mile away); Abraham Lincoln & Farmington — 1841 (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Brothers Speed — Joshua and James (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bowman Field (approx. 1.4 miles away); Enid Yandell (1869-1934) / Renowned Woman Sculptor (approx. 1˝ miles away); Camp Zachary Taylor (approx. 1˝ miles away); Bashford Manor (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Trough Spring / Trough Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 29, 2020
3. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Trough Spring / Trough Spring Marker
Trough Spring image. Click for full size.
By Belknap Neighborhood Association
4. Trough Spring
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on December 9, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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