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Near Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Daniel Boone's Trace

 
 
Daniel Boone's Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 12, 2010
1. Daniel Boone's Trace Marker
Inscription. Two miles east is location of the trail blazed in 1775 by Daniel Boone, who was then agent for the Transylvania Co. This famous road was used by thousands of settlers traveling to Kentucky. Boone's Trace entered Ky. at Cumberland Gap, crossed the Cumberland River at Pineville, ran northwest past London, and ended at the fort at Boonesborough on the Ky. River.
 
Erected 1972 by Kentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1443.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 42.764′ N, 84° 16.133′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Berea Road (U.S. 25/421) and Pace Ramsey Road, on the left when traveling south on Berea Road. Touch for map. Marker is co-located with several other markers at a 'rest stop' on US 25/421. It is also station #6 on the Kentucky's Civil War Heritage Trail (Battle of Richmond). Marker is in this post office area: Richmond KY 40475, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Richmond, Ky. (here, next to this marker); Twitty's or Little Fort (here, next to this
Daniel Boone's Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
2. Daniel Boone's Trace Marker
This view is looking East across the U.S. Army's Bluegrass Army Depot toward the location of Boone's Trace.
marker); Fort Estill (here, next to this marker); Daniel Boone's Trail (here, next to this marker); Race to Richmond (a few steps from this marker); "Defeat and Destruction Seemed Inevitable" (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Rally, boys! Rally to the Colors!" (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Richmond (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
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Daniel Boone's Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 12, 2010
3. Daniel Boone's Trace Marker
Daniel Boone's Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
4. Daniel Boone's Trace Marker
Looking South along US 25/421.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,443 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 24, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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