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

Pittsburg and Wilderness Road

 
 
Pittsburg and Wilderness Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
1. Pittsburg and Wilderness Road Marker
Inscription.  The “Madison Branch” of Wilderness Road was last 18th century link from Cumberland Gap to central Kentucky. By legislative act of March 1, 1797, Joseph Crockett built new road from Milford, then seat of Madison Co., to intersect with improved Wilderness Road at present-day Pittsburg. This point became new “forks of the road” replaced Old Hazel Patch crossing.
 
Erected 1985 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1757.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 9.782′ N, 84° 6.734′ W. Marker is in Pittsburg, Kentucky, in Laurel County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Crab Orchard Road and Kentucky Highway 3434, on the right when traveling west on Old Crab Orchard Road. Marker is at northwest corner of intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburg KY 40755, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured
Pittsburg and Wilderness Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
2. Pittsburg and Wilderness Road Marker
as the crow flies. The Wilderness Road (approx. 2½ miles away); Laurel Seminary (approx. 2.6 miles away); Wilderness Road/Boone Trace (approx. 2.8 miles away); Battle of London (approx. 2.8 miles away); Poynter Building (approx. 2.9 miles away); Sue Bennett College (approx. 2.9 miles away); Congressmen Buried in London / Congressmen Buried in A.R. Dyche Memorial Park (approx. 3.7 miles away); Swiss Colony (approx. 4½ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wilderness Road - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 5, 2015.)
 
Intersection of Kentucky Highway 3434, Old Crab Orchard Road, and Slate Lick Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
3. Intersection of Kentucky Highway 3434, Old Crab Orchard Road, and Slate Lick Road
Marker is at northwest corner of intersection
View to South from Kentucky Highway 3434 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
4. View to South from Kentucky Highway 3434
Marker is on right (west) side of highway
Pittsburg and Wilderness Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
5. Pittsburg and Wilderness Road Marker
View to south
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 5, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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