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Near Fort Wright in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

3-L (LLL) Highway

 
 
3-L (LLL) Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 26, 2022
1. 3-L (LLL) Highway Marker
Inscription.  The route was tagged as the 3-L Highway in 1921, before state or federal roads were in Ky. To help tourism by car, white signs with blue Ls were placed along roads connecting Louisville, Lexington, & Latonia. Travelers could reach Churchill Downs, the Association Track, & the Latonia Racetrack on 3-L, passing through horse country.
 
Erected 2021 by Kentucky Historical Society; Kentucky Department of Highways; presented by the Kenton County Historical Society. (Marker Number 2634.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsParks & Recreational AreasRoads & VehiclesSports. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 39° 1.05′ N, 84° 31.819′ W. Marker is near Fort Wright, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Kentucky Route 17 and Madison Pike (Kentucky Route 17), on the right when traveling north on State Route 17. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ft Mitchell KY 41017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ancient Civilizations (approx. one mile away); Confederate Financier / Confederate Benefactor (approx. 2.3 miles away); Beechwood Historic District (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fort Wright (approx. 2.4 miles away); Latonia Race Track (approx. 2.4 miles away); Ritte's Corner (approx. 2˝ miles away); Holy Cross Parish (approx. 2.6 miles away); Old Fort Mitchell Historic District (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. horseracing
 
3-L (LLL) Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 26, 2022
2. 3-L (LLL) Highway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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