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Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Buffalo Trace

 
 
Buffalo Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
1. Buffalo Trace Marker
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Inscription.  On July 16th, 1773, James McAfee, George McAfee, Robert McAfee, James McCoun Jr., Samuel Adams and Hancock Taylor following the Buffalo Trace from Big Bone lick, crossed the Kentucky River at this point, and made the first survey upon it.

Here in the Summer of 1775, Hancock Lee, Willis Lee, Cyrus McCracken and “A Few Comrades” established Lee’s Town, at which George Rogers Clark lived for a time, and expected to make his home.

Here Willis Lee was killed by Indians in 1776, and the settlement temporarily scattered, but in 1789 it was flourishing and an important stopping place, both for travelers on the river and for those who followed the Buffalo Trace.
 
Erected 1931 by Susannah Hart Shelby Chapter N.S.D.A.R. Frankfort, Kentucky.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationNotable PlacesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1792.
 
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38° 12.95′ N, 84° 52.244′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. located at the Visitor Center of Buffalo Trace Distillery (from U.S.421 take Fair Oaks Lane - a.k.a.: Great Buffalo Trace). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Wilkinson Boulevard, Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Free House (within shouting distance of this marker); George T. Stagg Distillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Building 28 (about 400 feet away); Buffalo Trace Distillery - - Warehouse C (about 400 feet away); Albert B. Blanton (about 500 feet away); Firehouse Café (about 700 feet away); Stony Point (about 700 feet away); Warehouse H (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Wide View - - Buffalo Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
2. Wide View - - Buffalo Trace Marker
Other View - - Buffalo Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
3. Other View - - Buffalo Trace Marker
Buffalo Trace Marker & Wood Carved Buffalo image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
4. Buffalo Trace Marker & Wood Carved Buffalo
Marker can be seen in the background.
Another View - - Buffalo Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
5. Another View - - Buffalo Trace Marker
Wood Carved Buffalo image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
6. Wood Carved Buffalo
The sign on the Buffalo reads: "" I'm over 200 years old and frail. Please do not climb on me. ""
Other View - - Wood Carved Buffalo image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
7. Other View - - Wood Carved Buffalo
Old Guest House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
8. Old Guest House
Sign - - " Old Guest House " - " All Visitors Welcome " image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
9. Sign - - " Old Guest House " - " All Visitors Welcome "
Other View - - Old Guest House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
10. Other View - - Old Guest House
Another View - - Old Guest House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
11. Another View - - Old Guest House
Buffalo Trace Disttillery - Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
12. Buffalo Trace Disttillery - Sign
Wide View - - Buffalo Trace Distillery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 25, 2009
13. Wide View - - Buffalo Trace Distillery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,812 times since then and 130 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on September 4, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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