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Stamping Ground in Scott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Buffalo Springs

Buffalo Springs Marker [front] image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dave Knoch, June 5, 2015
1. Buffalo Springs Marker [front]
Inscription.  This bowl-shaped basin is one of the state's three major "stamping grounds." Formed when bison herds trampled the soil by the spring, the area was at the junction of several trails used by migrating herds. After the bison left, the spring served the area's human inhabitants who settled the town of Herndonsville (later Stamping Ground) in the early 1800s.


Buffalo Springs - Local residents and industry used the spring. A tanyard operated in Stamping Ground as early as 1814, and ca. 1869 a whiskey distillery opened on the site. In late 1934 the new Buffalo Springs Distillery opened. Water works was developed in 1934. Later owners were Stagg Co. (1941) and Schenley Distillery (1951). It closed, 1968. Presented by Stamping Ground Woman's Club. (Marker Number 2091.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
Location. 38° 16.273′ N, 84° 41.244′ W. Marker is in Stamping Ground, Kentucky, in Scott County. Marker can be reached from Woodlake Road south
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of Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Located in Buffalo Springs Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stamping Ground KY 40379, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stamping Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Stonetown (approx. half a mile away); Lindsay's Station (approx. 1˝ miles away); Branham's Mill / Galloway Pike Iron Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); Switzer Covered Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away); St. Francis Church (approx. 4˝ miles away); U.S. Vice President (approx. 5.9 miles away); Johnson Family Cemetery (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stamping Ground.
Buffalo Springs Marker [reverse] image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dave Knoch, June 5, 2015
2. Buffalo Springs Marker [reverse]
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by Editor - Al Wolf
3. Buffalo Springs Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2014, by Kevin Nowaczyk of Georgetown, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky.   3. submitted on September 9, 2014. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 27, 2023