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

County Named, 1806

 
 
County Named in 1806 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2021
1. County Named in 1806 Marker
Inscription.  County named, 1806, for Meriwether Lewis of Lewis and Clark expedition, sent out by President Jefferson to explore the northwest, 1804-05. Followed the Missouri River to source, crossed mountains, then Columbia River to Pacific. Lewis born Virginia, 1774. U.S. army, 1795; captain, 1800. Private Secretary to Jefferson, 1801-03. Territorial Governor of Louisiana, 1807-09. Died 1806, buried in Tennessee.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 803.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
 
Location. 38° 36.049′ N, 83° 18.98′ W. Marker is in Vanceburg, Kentucky, in Lewis County. Marker is on Second Street east of Market Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 2nd St, 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. World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker);
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United Methodist Church (a few steps from this marker); Union Memorial (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Union Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Deposit Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Hickle’s Pool Room (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stamper Block (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vanceburg.
 
County Named, 1806 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2021
2. County Named, 1806 Marker
Lewis County Courthouse and This Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2021
3. Lewis County Courthouse and This Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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