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Vanceburg in Lewis County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lewis and Clark Cottonwood Tree

Mayor William T. Cooper

 
 
Lewis and Clark Cottonwood Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2021
1. Lewis and Clark Cottonwood Tree Marker
Inscription.  Mayor William T. Cooper planted this cottonwood tree on September 22, 2003. It commemorates Captain Meriwether Lewis passing Vanceburg on September 22, 1803 on his way to meet William Clark and begin the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition. Lewis and Clark camped in Montana in 1806 on their way back to St. Louis at a campsite that was marked by three towering cottonwood trees. Only one of these stately trees still stands. A seedling was collected from this lone survivor to allow us to grow our own Lewis and Clark Cottonwood Tree.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationHorticulture & Forestry. A significant historical date for this entry is September 22, 2003.
 
Location. 38° 36.163′ N, 83° 19.006′ W. Marker is in Vanceburg, Kentucky, in Lewis County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Front Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. At Veterans Memorial Park parking area and ramp to the town boat landing. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vanceburg KY 41179, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Carter House
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stamper Block (about 300 feet away); Hickle’s Pool Room (about 400 feet away); Deposit Bank (about 500 feet away); Vanceburg Depot (about 600 feet away); United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); Halbert House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vanceburg.
 
Lewis and Clark Cottonwood Tree and Jim Bob Brown Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2021
2. Lewis and Clark Cottonwood Tree and Jim Bob Brown Markers
Vanceburg’s Lewis and Clark Cottonwood Tree image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2021
3. Vanceburg’s Lewis and Clark Cottonwood Tree
Fishing Legend Jim Bob Brown, 1945–2000 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2021
4. Fishing Legend Jim Bob Brown, 1945–2000
“Your fishing poles are resting / Your steps are in the sands, Time will never erase the memory / Of the avid hunter and gentle man. —Sadly missed by family and friends. ”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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