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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Point

Pioneer Leaders Here

 
 
The Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
1. The Point Marker
close up of side A
Inscription.  

Side A

The Point

Confluence of Ohio and Licking Rivers. Christopher Gist, Agent of the Ohio Company, was first white man known to have set foot on Point, 1751. The Lieutenant of Kentucky Co., Va., Col. John Bowman, led expedition from here against Shawnee Indians in Ohio, 1777. Gov. Isaac Shelby rendezvoused 4,000 Kentucky troops here before his victory at the Thames, 1813. Over, 1973 Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways 1472 Side B

Pioneer Leaders Here

Many other pioneer leaders made the Point a base of military operations, among them Benjamin Logan, Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton and George Rogers Clark. In 1780 and 1782 Clark and his 2 regiments met here before crossing the Ohio to attack the Shawnees. Second expedition was to avenge the Battle of Blue Licks; 5 Indian towns were destroyed. See over. 1973 Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways 1472
 
Erected 1973 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1472.)
 
Topics and series.
Pioneer Leaders Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
2. Pioneer Leaders Here Marker
close up of Side B
This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 39° 5.468′ N, 84° 30.399′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is on Riverside Drive, on the right when traveling east. marker is on the Covington, Kentucky riverfront, at George Rogers Clark Park. just east of Garrard Str. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 336 Riverside Dr, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Neighborhoods / Riverwalk Statues (here, next to this marker); Captain Mary B. Greene (a few steps from this marker); Simon Kenton (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Simon Kenton (a few steps from this marker); Kennedy House (within shouting distance of this marker); George and Ruth Kohlbran Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Ben Lucien Burman (within shouting distance of this marker); James Bradley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
The Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
3. The Point Marker
full view, looking east on Riverside Dr.,in front of George Rogers Clark Park
Pioneer Leaders Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
4. Pioneer Leaders Here Marker
full view, looking west, downstream of Ohio River, at George Rogers Clark Park, on the south bank
The Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
5. The Marker
from the corner of Garrard Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 22, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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