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

Shaker Colony

 
 
Shaker Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. Shaker Colony Marker
Inscription. Organized 1807, as Gasper Society of United Believers in Christ's Second Appearing. Building program started and trade established in textiles, seeds, mill products, and purebred cattle. Peak membership 350; acreage 6,000. Most prosperous period 1840-60. Last western colony to disband, 1922. Museum moved here, in 1972, with handicrafts and furniture of the Shakers.
 
Erected 1972 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1455.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 53.04′ N, 86° 38.655′ W. Marker is in South Union, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker is on Shaker Museum Road west of Shakertown Road (Kentucky Route 1466), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 896 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn KY 42206, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Shaker Tavern (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gasper River Meeting House (approx. 0.9 miles away); McCutchen Meadows (approx. 2.2 miles away); Morgan's Command Organized
Shaker Colony Marker at Shaker Village. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. Shaker Colony Marker at Shaker Village.
(approx. 10.6 miles away); Lost River Cave and Valley (approx. 10.6 miles away); "Sue Mundy's" Grave (approx. 11 miles away); Beverly L. Clarke (approx. 11.7 miles away); County Named, 1819 / Franklin (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Union.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Shaker Museum at South Union. (Submitted on September 17, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Shaker Colony Marker looking east on Shaker Museum Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
3. Shaker Colony Marker looking east on Shaker Museum Road.
 
 
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 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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