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Fort Knox in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Stithton, Kentucky

Historic Fort Knox

 
 
Stithton, Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 18, 2022
1. Stithton, Kentucky Marker
Inscription.  This site marks the center of Stithton, an agricultural community founded by Thomas Stith in the early 1850's, and absorbed into the Camp Knox military reservation in 1918. Originally the community of nearly 400 inhabitants with two banks, three stores, three churches, two elementary schools and three doctors served as a station for the Louisville-Nashville Turnpike, which followed the general trace of Wilson Road one mile to the east. Later the Illinois Central Railroad passed through the village providing daily passenger and freight service.

Shortly after construction of the railroad, the turnpike was designated Dixie Highway and rerouted to pass through this point and southward to the street past the post chapel, which is one of the few buildings remaining from the early community.
 
Erected by USA Armor Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesRailroads & StreetcarsRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
 
Location. 37° 53.701′ N, 85° 57.382′ W. Marker
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is in Fort Knox, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of North Knox Street and East Chaffee Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Knox Street. The marker is located at the northeast corner of the roundabout. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Knox KY 40121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. US Army Armor Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Post Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away); Visitor's House (approx. 0.3 miles away); M60A1 Tank (approx. half a mile away); US Army ROTC Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Post Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Patrick's Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Godman Field (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Knox.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the grounds of Fort Knox and appropriate identification is required to access the fort.
 
Stithton, Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 18, 2022
2. Stithton, Kentucky Marker
The Stithton, Kentucky Marker at the roundabout looking west image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 18, 2022
3. The Stithton, Kentucky Marker at the roundabout looking west
The view of the Stithton, Kentucky Marker looking north image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 18, 2022
4. The view of the Stithton, Kentucky Marker looking north
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 272 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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