Warwick/Oregon / Warwick
Warwick flourished for some 50 years and was succeeded by Oregon. Both were early shipping ports. Flatboats, during Warwick era, and later steamboats, at Oregon, ran regularly between here and New Orleans. This point was at head of slackwater navigation on Kentucky River. The creek is still called Landing Run because of significance to James Harrod.
On Ky. River, 2 1/2 miles from here, James Harrod and party landed in 1774, before founding Harrodsburg. Called "Harrod's Landing", this location was major rendezvous for militia, 1780. It became site of Warwick, founded 1787. Trustees included early surveyor Samuel McAfee, future governor Christopher Greenup, and the noted Indian fighter, Hugh McGary.
Erected 1984 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1751.)
Location. 37° 54.445′ N, 84° 51.397′ W. Marker is in Salvisa, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Louisville Road (U.S. 127) and Oregon Road, on the right when traveling north on Louisville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salvisa KY 40372, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
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