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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Covington & Lexington Turnpike

 
 
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By Jason Irick, May 4, 2021
1. Covington & Lexington Turnpike Marker
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In 1834, Ky. chartered Covington & Lexington Turnpike Road Co. to build artificial road. Macadamized turnpike finished in early 1850s. Was important in moving farm goods from the Bluegrass, notably hogs and cattle to Covington and Cincinnati, then major meatpacking centers. Road entered Covington on Pike St. Over.

Predecessor of this turnpike was an old buffalo trail, following the Dry Ridge, a natural divide between watersheds of Licking & Kentucky rivers. Trail later used by pioneers, & then as a military road from Cincinnati’s Fort Washington. In 1819, Ky. General Assembly chartered a turnpike along part of the route.
 
Erected 2006 by Presented by Oakley and Eva G. Farris, Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 2224.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 39° 4.992′ N, 84° 30.71′ W. Marker is in Covington
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By Jason Irick, May 4, 2021
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, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of West 7th Street and Washington Street, in the median on West 7th Street. The marker is on the median, opposite West Pike Street, the actual turnpike,. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 43 W 7th Street, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mother of God Church / "Cradle of the Arts" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Geo. V. Flaig (about 700 feet away); Northern KY’s 1st Hospital (about 800 feet away); Arnold House (approx. 0.2 miles away); John G. Carlisle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Noted Historian (approx. ¼ mile away); Sandford House / Western Baptist Theological Institute (approx. ¼ mile away); Grace United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Additional keywords. Dixie Highway
 
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By Jason Irick, May 4, 2021
3. Covington & Lexington Turnpike Marker
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By Jason Irick, May 4, 2021
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 4, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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