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Brandenburg in Meade County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Big Joe Logsdon

 
 
Big Joe Logsdon Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. Big Joe Logsdon Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.  
Side 1
A guide to George Washington on excursion west of the Alleghenies and Kentucky pioneer. During the 1790s a sharp clash occurred on this site. Big Joe, acting as a spy and commanding other frontiersmen, helped repel an Indian raid. White settlers pursued raiders for miles to the mouth of Flippins Run and Logsdon’s shots encouraged their retreat across the Ohio.

Side 2
At home on the violent frontier, Logsdon could “out run, out hop, out jump, throw down, drag out and whip any man in the country.” Logsdon served as member of the Kentucky militia, defended early settlements from attack and participated in raids across the Ohio River before moving to Illinois. His memory lived on in a 1933 trading card.
 
Erected 2017 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2528.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 0.318′ N, 86° 9.963′ W. Marker is in Brandenburg

Big Joe Logsdon Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. Big Joe Logsdon Marker (Side 2)
, Kentucky, in Meade County. Marker is on Water Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in River Front Park. Marker is in this post office area: Brandenburg KY 40108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capture of the Alice Dean (within shouting distance of this marker); A Rest at Otter Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Railroad Statue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flint for the Hunt (about 400 feet away); Meade County Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan ~~ On To Ohio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Meade County Leader / Meade County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louisville, Kentucky Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brandenburg.
 
Also see . . .  Big Joe Logsdon. (Submitted on September 16, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. ExplorationPatriots & PatriotismWars, US Indian
 
Big Joe Logsdon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
3. Big Joe Logsdon Marker
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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