Hopkinsville in Christian County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Lewis & Clark in Kentucky
William Clark / Thomas Allsbury
William Clark, coleader of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and his family stopped at Allsbury’s Tavern in Hopkinsville on Oct. 2, 1809. In 1807 Clark was appointed militia brigadier general and chief Indian agent for the Louisiana Territory. Over.
Thomas Allsbury was an early tavern keeper in Hopkinsville. In the War of 1812 he organized a company and served as a captain in the First Regiment of Kentucky Mounted Militia. Over.
Trail Heritage Fdn.; Christian Co. Fiscal
Court; Col. John Green Chapter, D.A.R.; John
Manire Chapter, S.A.R.; Pennyroyal Area
Museum; Hopkinsville/Christian Co. Hist. Soc.;
Christian Co. Gen. Soc.; Natl. Park Service,
Ky. Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Com.
Erected 2005. (Marker Number 2190.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration Industry & Commerce • War of 1812 • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
Location. 36° 52.019′ N, 87° 29.295′ W. Marker is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and South Main Street (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling north on Court Street. Court Street is one-way running west. South Main Street is one-way running south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 511 South Main Street, Hopkinsville KY 42240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Courthouse Burned (here, next to this marker); County Named, 1797 (a few steps from this marker); Hotel Latham (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ted Poston "Dean of Black Journalists" (about 500 feet away); Grace Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Edmunds Bronaugh (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peace Park (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopkinsville.
Also see . . . William Clark article in Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.