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

Wilderness Road

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 29, 2020
1. Wilderness Road Marker
Inscription.  Trail of thousands of pioneers through here, 1775 to 1811. Made into wagon road by Act of the Legislature 1796. Lifeline for Gen. George Rogers Clark's army at Falls of Ohio, Louisville, 1778-83. Road abandoned 1840. It followed ancient buffalo path.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 219.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 8.031′ N, 85° 41.063′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Preston Highway (State Road 61) and Blue Lick Road, on the right when traveling south on Preston Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pennsylvania Run Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial (approx.
Wilderness Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 29, 2020
2. Wilderness Road Marker
3.2 miles away); Forest Home Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Kenwood Drive-In (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bashford Manor (approx. 4.7 miles away); Alonzo "Lonnie" Clayton / African American Jockey (approx. 4.8 miles away); Camp Zachary Taylor (approx. 4.8 miles away); Naval Ordinance Plant / Naval Ordinance Station, "Gunsmith to the Navy" (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
 
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 43 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on December 9, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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