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Hillsborough in Orange County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Boone Expedition for Kentucky

Boone Highway / The Trading Path

 
 
Boone Expedition for Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2010
1. Boone Expedition for Kentucky Marker
Inscription.  
From this spot where stood the
Old State House
was started an expedition of
frontiersmen under
Col. Richard Henderson,
for Kentucky, led by
Daniel Boone
March 17, 1776
----- • -----
“And they marched away solemnly as
if going to the ends of the world”
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Near by are buried:
1 Signer of Declaration of Independence
2 Governors,     2 Chief Justices

In tablet is metal of U.S.S.Maine

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 4.517′ N, 79° 5.957′ W. Marker is in Hillsborough, North Carolina, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of S Churton Street and King Street, on the right when traveling north on S Churton Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsborough NC 27278, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Burke (here, next to this marker); Orange County Courthouse, 1845-1957 (a few steps from this marker); Regulators Hanged
Rear of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
2. Rear of Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Edmund Fanning (within shouting distance of this marker); William Churton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati (about 300 feet away); Billy Strayhorn (about 400 feet away); James Hogg (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsborough.
 
More about this marker. Two plaques are on the back of the monument. One depicts Daniel Boone and his dog and indicates this to be the Boone Trail Highway. Below this is a plaque of an Indian Chief with the text “Here passed The Trading Path       1700.”
 
Hillsborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
3. Hillsborough Marker
Boone Trail Highway / Trading Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
4. Boone Trail Highway / Trading Path Marker
Marker on S Churton Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
5. Marker on S Churton Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 741 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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