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Near Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Boonesborough

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
1. Fort Boonesborough Marker
Inscription.  Boonesborough, "Capital of the Colony of Transylvania," was setted April, 1775, by Daniel Boone as the first fortified settlement in Kentucky. Near the fort under the "Divine Elm Tree" in May, 1775, Colonel Richard Henderson held the first legislative assembly of frontier settlers of Harrodsburg, St. Asaph, Boonesborough and Boiling Springs settlements.

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Fort Boonesborough: In 1778, the Kentucky frontier was saved by two major military victories: The settlers withstood the Great Siege of Boonesborough and George Rogers Clark defeated British and Indians at Kaskaskia and Vincennes. This fort became the first town chartered in Kentucky, October, 1779, by the Virginia Assembly. See over.
Presented by Ky. Soc. Sons of the Revolution.
 
Erected 1975 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1520.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location.
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By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
2. Fort Boonesborough Marker
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37° 53.733′ N, 84° 16.05′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 388 east of Boonebovough Road (Kentucky Route 627). The marker is located within the Fort Boonesborough State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond KY 40475, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nathaniel Hart / Home of Capt. Nathaniel Hart (within shouting distance of this marker); First Ferry in Kentucky / Col. Richard Callaway (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Richard Callaway / First Ferry in Kentucky (about 500 feet away); The Fort Boonesborough Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer National Monument Association (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Divine Elm" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Fort Boonesborough 1775-1783 (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Sycamore Hollow" (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, July 24, 2012
3. Fort Boonesborough Marker
Reverse side of marker.
Fort Boonesborough image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 24, 2012
4. Fort Boonesborough
The recreated Fort Boonesborough located near the state park at 37.893777N, 84.270578W.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,042 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on February 2, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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