Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Here in the Summer of 1775, Hancock Lee, Willis Lee, Cyrus McCracken and “A Few Comrades” established Lee’s Town, at which George Rogers Clark lived for a time, and expected to make his home.
Here Willis Lee was killed by Indians in 1776, and the settlement temporarily scattered, but in 1789 it was flourishing and an important stopping place, both for travelers on the river and for those who followed the Buffalo Trace.
Erected 1931 by Susannah Hart Shelby Chapter N.S.D.A.R. Frankfort, Kentucky.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 38° 12.95′ N, 84° 52.244′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Touch for map. located at the Visitor Center of Buffalo Trace Distillery (from U.S.421 take Fair Oaks Lane - a.k.a.: Great Buffalo Trace). Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Wilkinson Boulevard, Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 Buffalo Trace Distillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Buffalo Trace Distillery - - Warehouse C (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leestown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Buffalo Trace (approx. ¼ mile away); Franklin County Hemp / Hemp in Kentucky (approx. 0.3 miles away); Glen Willis (approx. 0.4 miles away); Locks and Dams (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dry Stone Masonry in Kentucky (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
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