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London in Laurel County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Modrel's Station

 
 
Modrel's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
1. Modrel's Station Marker
Inscription.  Here was one of the four defense posts established to protect emigrant parties moving westward. Approximately five miles south of London, Modrel's Station offered safety for about a year, during 1793-94, until the Indian menace ended. Robert Modrel was later active in settlement of Somerset and represented Pulaski County in Ky. House of Representatives.
 
Erected 1990 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1870.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 3.318′ N, 84° 1.65′ W. Marker is in London, Kentucky, in Laurel County. Memorial is on Wilderness Road (SR 229). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London KY 40744, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilderness Road Inn (approx. 1.4 miles away); CSA Returns to Tenn. (approx. 1.7 miles away); Laurel County
Modrel's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
2. Modrel's Station Marker
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Daniel Boone's Trail (approx. 2.4 miles away); Where did Millstones Come From? (approx. 2˝ miles away); Dressing a Millstone (approx. 2˝ miles away); Millstones Through The Ages (approx. 2˝ miles away); "The people went and gathered it and ground it in mills." (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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