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Manitou in Hopkins County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Steuben's Lick

 
 
Steuben's Lick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
1. Steuben's Lick Marker
Inscription.  Named for the Prussian soldier Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von Steuben. Born in 1730, he came to America in 1777 to aid the cause of the Revolution. Steuben instructed Washington's army at Valley Forge and was first Inspector General of the Army. Came here to inspect his military grants and visited the Lick. Died in New York, 1794.
 
Erected 1977 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 140.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1730.
 
Location. 37° 22.003′ N, 87° 34.411′ W. Marker is in Manitou, Kentucky, in Hopkins County. Marker is on Nebo Road (Alternate U.S. 41) 0.3 miles south of Shepherd Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4820 Nebo Road, Manitou KY 42436, 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. A different marker also named Steuben's Lick
Steuben's Lick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
2. Steuben's Lick Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Munns School (approx. 4.3 miles away); Army of Six (approx. 4.4 miles away); Zion Temple A.M.E. Zion Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 4˝ miles away); Harvey-Bassett House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Dr. Thomas Wright Gardiner House (approx. 4.8 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben image. Click for full size.
By Charles Willson Peale / Public domain, 1780
3. Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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