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Hardin in Marshall County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jackson Purchase

 
 
Jackson Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, July 14, 2017
1. Jackson Purchase Marker
Inscription. 8,500 Sq.Mi. Area, former Tribal lands of Chickasaw Indians. U.S. paid $300,000 for tract in 1818 after negotiations by Gen. Andrew Jackson and Gov. Isaac Shelby. Bordered by Tenn., Ohio and Miss. Rivers. Now comprises KY's 8 and Tenn's 20 westernmost counties.
 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 169.)
 
Location. 36° 46.253′ N, 88° 7.805′ W. Marker is in Hardin, Kentucky, in Marshall County. Marker is on U.S. 68, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on walkway that is adjacent to US 68 near the entrance of KenLake State Park on western causeway over the Tennessee River/Kentucky Lake. Marker is in this post office area: Hardin KY 42048, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherokee State Park (approx. half a mile away); Great Western Furnace (approx. 12.4 miles away in Tennessee); Andrew Jackson Smith (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
Categories. EnvironmentNative Americans
 
Jackson Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, July 14, 2017
2. Jackson Purchase Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2017, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 173 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2017, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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