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Near Falls of Rough in Grayson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Revolutionary War Soldier

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 29, 2020
1. Revolutionary War Soldier Marker
Inscription.  George Eskridge, born in Virginia in 1763, served in Revolutionary War, having enlisted in the Virginia Continental line at an early age. Eskridge came to Kentucky and settled in Grayson County, circa 1811. Built a log house at Falls of Rough River and established a ferry which connected a road known as Eskridge Ferry Road. He died in 1827.
 
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1592.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 36.808′ N, 86° 30.45′ W. Marker is near Falls of Rough, Kentucky, in Grayson County. Marker is at the intersection of Falls of Rough Road (State Road 79) and Robinson Road, on the right when traveling south on Falls of Rough Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Falls of Rough KY 40119, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are
Revolutionary War Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 29, 2020
2. Revolutionary War Soldier Marker
within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shelter for Lincolns (approx. 11.4 miles away); In Memory of (approx. 11.9 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 11.9 miles away); Breckinridge County War War I Honor Roll (approx. 11.9 miles away); County Named, 1799 (approx. 11.9 miles away); St. Romuald Church (approx. 12.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Revolutionary War Soldier. More details of Eskridge's war service and life. From Kentucky Historical Society's Explore KY History series. (Submitted on December 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 26 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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