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Russellville in Logan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Death of Meriwether Lewis

 
 
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky marker.
Inscription.
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky
William Clark's 1809 Visit

William Clark, coleader of the famous Lewis & Clark Expedition, visited Russellville with his family October 3-7, 1809, while traveling to Louisville and farther east. Benjamin & Eleanor Clark Temple, Clark's niece, lived in Russellville. Over.

Death of Meriwether Lewis

The Oct. 21, 1809, Russellville Farmer's Friend newspaper ran one of the first reports of the death of Meriwether Lewis, coleader of the Expedition. Taken from a Tenn paper, it detailed his suicide at an inn on the Natchez Trace.
Presented by the Ohio River Chapter - Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, National Park Service, Ky. Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission, Historic Russellville, Inc.
 
Erected 2006 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2218.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 36° 50.728′ N, 86° 53.264′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Kentucky
Death of Meriwether Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. Death of Meriwether Lewis Marker
Route 3519) and East 4th Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Main Street, Russellville KY 42276, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Russellville (here, next to this marker); To Honor Generals (a few steps from this marker); Confederate State Convention (a few steps from this marker); Civil Rights Activist Author / Alice Allison Dunnigan 1906-1983 (within shouting distance of this marker); John Littlejohn (within shouting distance of this marker); 6 Pdr Field Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowie, A Kentuckian (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor's Corner (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
 
Also see . . .  Lewis & Clark in Kentucky. (Submitted on September 17, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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View of marker looking east in Park Square. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
3. View of marker looking east in Park Square.
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark image. Click for full size.
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4. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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