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

The Robert E. Lee Won with Sturgis Coal

 
 
The Robert E. Lee Won with Sturgis Coal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
1. The Robert E. Lee Won with Sturgis Coal Marker
Inscription. Nearby coal fields supplied fuel to power steamboat Robert E. Lee in race against the Natchez, 1870. Greatest race in river history began in New Orleans and ended at St. Louis. Robert E. Lee won the championship of Mississippi River by 6 hours and 15 minutes. Both steamboat captains were natives of Kentucky.
 
Erected 1967 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1092.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 32.734′ N, 87° 59.027′ W. Marker is in Sturgis, Kentucky, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street (U.S. 60) and South Main Street, on the right when traveling west on 5th Street. Touch for map. Located next to the Sturgis Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 504 South Main Street, Sturgis KY 42459, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bell Mines (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U. S. Treasurer (approx. 1.8 miles away); Civil War Action (approx. 4 miles away); Nally Spa
View of marker at intersection of 5th Street & South Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
2. View of marker at intersection of 5th Street & South Main Street.
(approx. 9.1 miles away); Earle C. Clements (approx. 10.1 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 10.2 miles away); Union County, 1811 (approx. 10.2 miles away); Lincoln Spoke Here (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sturgis.
 
Also see . . .  The Great American Steamboat Race. (Submitted on September 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Natural ResourcesWaterways & Vessels
 
Celebrated race of the steamers Robert E. Lee and Natchez, 1870 image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. Celebrated race of the steamers Robert E. Lee and Natchez, 1870
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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