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Near Winchester in Clark County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Salt Spring Trace

 
 
Salt Spring Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 27, 2021
1. Salt Spring Trace Marker
Inscription.  One of the first marked trails in Kentucky. The path began at Fort Boonesborough, crossed the Kentucky River here at Blackfish Ford, followed a buffalo trace up Lower Howard’s Creek about four miles then turned north and continued on to the Lower Blue Licks, where the first settlers made salt and hunted buffalo.
Presented by Lower Howard’s Creek Nature & Heritage Preserve

 
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2559.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 55.111′ N, 84° 16.39′ W. Marker is near Winchester, Kentucky, in Clark County. Marker is on Athens Boonesboro Road (Kentucky Route 418) east of Hidden Grove Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1225 Athens Boonesboro Road, Winchester KY 40391, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel John Holder / Howard's Creek Industrial Center (a few steps from this marker); Boone-Callaway Girls Kidnapping (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Sycamore Hollow" (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Fort Boonesborough 1775-1783 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Daniel Boone's Trail (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Boonsborough Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); "Divine Elm" (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pioneer National Monument Association (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Salt Spring Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 27, 2021
2. Salt Spring Trace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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