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Danville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Danville

 
 
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Danville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
1. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Danville Marker
Inscription.  In December 1806, William Clark, coleader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific Ocean, visited his nephews in school in Danville. Clark was en route to Washington to report to President Jefferson and other government officials about the journey. Over.

(Reverse):
It is likely that the Expedition coleader Meriwether Lewis visited Danville in November 1806 with Expedition veterans and a Mandan Indian delegation while traveling the Wilderness Road eastward to Washington.
 
Erected 2006 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2216.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1806.
 
Location. 37° 38.735′ N, 84° 46.205′ W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling east.
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At Constitution Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville KY 40422, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Gill Weisiger Memorial Park (a few steps from this marker); First Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Fisher’s Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Watts-Bell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Isaac Shelby (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker Daniel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Danville Side of the Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
2. Danville Side of the Marker
This marker has different text on each side
Danville Side of the Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
3. Danville Side of the Marker
Constitution Square is behind and on the left of the marker, Main Street on the right.
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Danville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
4. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Danville Marker
Photo taken looking east on Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 772 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 21, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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