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Wickliffe in Ballard County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

County Named, 1842

 
 
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By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
1. County Named, 1842 Marker
Inscription.  For Capt. Bland Ballard, 1759-1853. Born in Va. Came to Ky. in 1779. Devoted life protecting frontier. Scout for George Rogers Clark's Ohio expedition, 1780. '82; Wabash campaign 1786. In the battles of Fallen Timbers, 1793; Tippecanoe, 1811; River Raisin, 1813. In Ky. Legis. five terms. Legis. directed burial in the Frankfort Cemetery. County from McCraken, Hickman.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 826.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 36° 57.921′ N, 89° 5.336′ W. Marker is in Wickliffe, Kentucky, in Ballard County. Marker is on 4th Street (U.S. 51/62), on the right when traveling north. Located in front of the county court house. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wickliffe KY 42087, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Prince of the French Explorers (approx.
County Named, 1842 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
2. County Named, 1842 Marker
0.4 miles away); King Mounds (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to Wickliffe Mounds (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ceremonial Mound (approx. 0.4 miles away); Burial Mound (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis & Clark at Old Fort Jefferson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross at the Confluence (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Jefferson (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wickliffe.
 
County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
3. County Court House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,089 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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