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Shelbyville in Shelby County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Benj. Logan-Pioneer / James Knox-Pioneer

 
 
Benj. Logan-Pioneer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. Benj. Logan-Pioneer Marker
Inscription.  
Benj. Logan~~Pioneer
In French and Indian, Dunmore's, Revolutionary Wars. In 1775 came to Kentucky with Boone, Henderson. Separated at Hazel Patch. Built Logan's Fort (St. Asaph's), 1776. In Virginia Assembly, 1781-87; Ky. conventions to separate from Va. and to draft Ky. state constitution. Defeated twice for Governor. Born Va., 1743; died 1802. Buried 2½ miles South. See other side.

James Knox~~Pioneer
Led 40 "Long Hunters" to Kentucky in 1770. Knox, with nine, built camp in area now Green County. He returned to Virginia, 1771. Major in War of Revolution. Represented Kentucky in Virginia Assembly, 1788. State Senator from Lincoln County, 1795-1800. Born Ireland, came to Virginia at age 14 years. Died 1822. Buried in the Logan graveyard. See other side.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 709.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 
James Knox-Pioneer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. James Knox-Pioneer Marker
11.244′ N, 85° 16.694′ W. Marker is in Shelbyville, Kentucky, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Taylorsville Road (Kentucky Route 55) and Brunerstown Road, on the left when traveling north on Taylorsville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Taylorsville Road, Shelbyville KY 40065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thelma L. Stovall (approx. 3 miles away); The Armstrong Hotel (approx. 3.7 miles away); Science Hill School (approx. 3.7 miles away); Shelby County WWI Honor Roll (approx. 3.8 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky 1806 Return of Expedition / Death of Meriwether Lewis (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Blockhouse / Martin's Raid (approx. 3.8 miles away); Shelby County, 1792 (approx. 3.8 miles away); Founder Capt. William Shannon (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelbyville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Benjamin Logan. (Submitted on July 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPoliticsWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
View north on State Route 55. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
3. View north on State Route 55.
View of intersection of Taylorsville and Brunerstown Roads. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
4. View of intersection of Taylorsville and Brunerstown Roads.
Benjamin Logan (c.1742 – December 11, 1802) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
5. Benjamin Logan (c.1742 – December 11, 1802)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   5. submitted on July 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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