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

Tanner’s Station 1789

 
 
Tanner’s Station 1789 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
1. Tanner’s Station 1789 Marker
Inscription.  First settlement in Boone County. Rev. John Tanner built blockhouse, and town began on 2000 acres he and John Taylor owned. Shawnees captured Tanner’s 9-year-old son here, held him until grown. An ardent Baptist, Tanner preached in Carolinas, Virginia; came to Kentucky in 1781; moved to Missouri, 1798; died there 1812, age about 80. Town named Petersburg, 1818
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 999.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1789.
 
Location. 39° 4.053′ N, 84° 52.033′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker is at the intersection of Tanner Street (Kentucky Route 0) and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on Tanner Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3026 3rd Street, Petersburg KY 41080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Petersburg (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lewis Loder (1819-1905) / Petersburg Distillery
Tanner’s Station 1789 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
2. Tanner’s Station 1789 Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Welcome to Petersburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Charles Clinton Fleek (1947-1969) / Medal of Honor Recipient (approx. half a mile away); Vance-Tousey House (approx. 1.7 miles away in Indiana); Steamboat Clinton (approx. 1.9 miles away in Indiana); George Street Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away in Indiana); Medal of Honor Citations (approx. 1.9 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
More about this marker. (marker has been moved about a hundred feet south, from the middle of the block, to the corner of Tanner Street)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 603 times since then and 149 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 30, 2022