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Near Union in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Big Bone Lick

 
 
Big Bone Lick Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 31, 2021
1. Big Bone Lick Marker
Inscription.  Discovered in 1739, by the French Capt. Charles Lemoyne de Longueil this famous saline- sulphur spring was frequented for thousands of years byIndians and vast herds of buffalo, deer and other animals. The first English explorers found here scattered over the lick countless bones and teeth of the extinct Pleistocene elephants, the mammoth and the mastodon.
 
Erected 1938 by Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. (Marker Number 32.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: PaleontologyScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1739.
 
Location. 38° 53.273′ N, 84° 45.044′ W. Marker is near Union, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker can be reached from Beaver Road (Kentucky Route 338) west of U.S. 127. marker is in the picnic area near the entrance of Big Bone Lick State Park, off St Rt 338, about two miles west of US 127. Enter park off St Rt 338, first drive to right leads to the picnic area. There are two markers at the shelter house; this one, and “Mary Engles”. There are more
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Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
2. Big Bone Lick Marker
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markers, deeper in the park at the museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3380 Beaver Road, Union KY 41091, 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. Mary Ingles (here, next to this marker); Big Bone Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Draper Ingles (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Big Bone Lick (approx. 2˝ miles away); Major John P. Gaines (approx. 4.9 miles away); Dr. Elwood Mead (approx. 5.3 miles away in Indiana); Richwood Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
Big Bone Lick State Park Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
3. Big Bone Lick State Park Entrance Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 12, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 30, 2022