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Elizabethtown in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Three Forts

 
 
Three Forts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, August 14, 2009
1. Three Forts Marker
Inscription. Elizabethtown began in 1780, when three forts were built by Samuel Haycraft, Sr., Col. Andrew Hynes and Capt. Thomas Helm for common defense against Indians. The forts were one mile apart, the only settlements between falls of Ohio and Green River. Hynes laid out 30 acres for public buildings, 1793. In 1797, County Court established the town named for Hynes' wife.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1651.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 41.313′ N, 85° 51.244′ W. Marker is in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is on Dixie Highway East (U.S. 31W), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabethtown KY 42701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan's Second Raid (here, next to this marker); Elizabethtown Battle (here, next to this marker); Lincoln-Haycraft Memorial Bridge (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Make a Street Fight Out of It"
Three Forts Marker among others at the same site image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, August 14, 2009
2. Three Forts Marker among others at the same site
(approx. mile away); General Custer Here (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Cannonball (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rineyville Named (approx. 7.5 miles away); Captured and Burned (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethtown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 961 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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