Pioneer National Monument Association
Fort Boonesborough State Park Association
The Pioneer National Monument Association was an outgrowth of the Daniel Boone Bicentennial Commission, which was created in 1934.
Under the leadership of Dr. Jonathan T. Dorris, Eastern Kentucky State Collegé history professor and Lexington Judge Samuel Wilson the Bicentennial Commission lobbied extensively to secure state park status for Boonesborough. The organization sold Daniel Boone half dollars to fund their efforts. On June 18. 1963, Kentucky purchased 75 acres of land at Bbonesborough for $210,000 of which $123,100 came from the Pioneer National Monument Association.
The Association was replaced in 1965 by the Fort Boonesborough State Park Association whose mission was "to develop. improve, and promote” the state park. University President Robert R. Martin and a board of directors of citizens from Clark, Fayette, and Madison counties spearheaded efforts to raise funds, primarily through the sale of Daniel Boone art prints, for the Association. Through the years the Association sponsored several projects such as an archaeological dig to determine the exact location of Fort Boonesborough and sëcuring
Erected 2002 by The Fort Boonesborough State Park Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 53.967′ N, 84° 15.965′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. This marker is near the old fort inside of Fort Boonesborough State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond KY 40475, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Divine Elm" (a few steps from this marker); "Sycamore Hollow" (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Boonesborough 1775-1783 (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Richard Callaway / First Ferry in Kentucky (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Ferry in Kentucky / Col. Richard Callaway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nathaniel Hart / Home of Capt. Nathaniel Hart (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Boonesborough (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Fort Boonesborough Monument (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2020, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on January 23, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 23, 2020, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.