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Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Daniel Boone - Pioneer / Grave of Daniel Boone

 
 
Daniel Boone - Pioneer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, June 17, 2008
1. Daniel Boone - Pioneer Marker
Inscription.  
Daniel Boone - Pioneer
Born, Pa., 1734. Died, Mo., 1820. Married Rebecca Boone, 1756, N.C. First trip to Kentucky, 1767. Set up Ft. Boonesborough, 1775, blazed Wilderness Trail and settled. Frontiersman, surveyor, settler, legislator and sheriff. Defender against Indians and British. His claim to 100,000 acres lost, 1784. Emigrated to Missouri in 1799.

Grave of Daniel Boone
In the cemetery stands a monument to Daniel and Rebecca Boone, erected by a grateful Commonwealth in 1860. Their remains had been brought back from Missouri and reburied September 13, 1845. A tribute to that outstanding frontiersman and his wife, who pioneered in carving out a wilderness empire ~ now Kentucky.
 
Erected 1963 by Rotary International District 671, Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 576.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
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ExplorationSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Rotary International series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 13, 1843.
 
Location. 38° 11.88′ N, 84° 51.948′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 60, 460) and Glenns Creek Road on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frankfort (a few steps from this marker); Frankfort Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor William Gobel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. ¼ mile away); The Trabue Family Vault (approx. ¼ mile away); Kentucky's State Mound (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lt. Presley N. O'Bannon, USMC (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daniel Boone's Grave (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Grave of Daniel Boone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Josh Flowers, May 30, 2008
2. Grave of Daniel Boone Marker
Daniel Boone - Pioneer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, June 17, 2008
3. Daniel Boone - Pioneer Marker
Daniel Boone Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, June 17, 2008
4. Daniel Boone Monument
Daniel Boone<br>1734-1820 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
5. Daniel Boone
1734-1820
This portrait by Chester Harding hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“When historian Frederick Jackson Turner formulated his ‘Frontier Thesis’ to explain American history and character, he began the progress of settlement with the ‘Lone Scout,’ a harbinger of the civilization to follow. For this concept, Turner likely had Daniel Boone in mind. Boone spent his life pushing westward, always dissatisfied with where he was and always moving on; he ended up in Kentucky, opening that area for white settlement. One reason Boone kept moving was that when the government caught up with him on the trail he had blazed, it usually voided his land claims and expelled him. Although the reality of Boone's career did not embody the romantic legends that others applied to it, the persistence of Boone as a symbol indicates how strongly the idea of the lone frontiersman has shaped American consciousness and history.” — National Portrait Gallery.
Entrance to the Frankfort Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, June 17, 2008
6. Entrance to the Frankfort Cemetery
This is the entrance to the Frankfort Cemetery. Following the main road, you'll come to the grave of Daniel Boone (with marker) and the Kentucky Mound, aka State Military Memorial and Lt. O'Bannon's grave (and marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 5,348 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 31, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   2. submitted on July 31, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 31, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   4. submitted on December 18, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   5. submitted on March 26, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on July 31, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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