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

Wilderness Road/Boone Trace

 
 
Wilderness Road/Boone Trace Marker-Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
1. Wilderness Road/Boone Trace Marker-Side 1
Inscription.  
Wilderness Road

1775-1795 Wilderness Road crossed Boone Trace here-Laurel County established 1825-London 1836

1775-1795 Boone Trace-Kentucky Sesquicentennial 1792-1942

George Rogers Clark passed this way 1776 to Virginia for help for Colonists.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 7.734′ N, 84° 5.034′ W. Marker is in London, Kentucky, in Laurel County. Marker is on Main Street. This marker is located on the grounds of the Laurel County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London KY 40741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of London (within shouting distance of this marker); Poynter Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Laurel Seminary (approx. ¼ mile away); The Wilderness Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sue Bennett College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Congressmen Buried in London / Congressmen Buried in A.R. Dyche Memorial Park
Wilderness Road/Boone Trace Marker-Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
2. Wilderness Road/Boone Trace Marker-Side 2
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Pittsburg and Wilderness Road (approx. 2.8 miles away); "The people went and gathered it and ground it in mills." (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London.
 
Wilderness Road/Boone Trace Marker-Distant shot side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
3. Wilderness Road/Boone Trace Marker-Distant shot side 2
 
 
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 368 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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