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Elkhorn City in Pike County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Daniel Boone's First Steps in Kentucky

 
 
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By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
1. Daniel Boone's First Steps in Kentucky Marker
Inscription. Boone 1st visited Ky. on hunting trip in 1767-68. Hunted Clinch River before coming to Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River. Followed rim of Breaks Canyon through present-day Elkhorn City. He tracked 50 miles along buffalo trace to a salt lick at modern David, Ky. Wintered there before following same route home.
Presented by Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council.
 
Erected 2008 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2203.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 18.319′ N, 82° 21.254′ W. Marker is in Elkhorn City, Kentucky, in Pike County. Marker is on Center Street (Kentucky Route 80) south of Elkhorn Street (Kentucky Route 80), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhorn City KY 41522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elkhorn City’s Railroads (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Ramey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard Potter (approx. half a mile away); Russell Fork Overlook
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By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
2. Daniel Boone's First Steps in Kentucky Marker
By going to the left is south on Route 80 toward Elkhorn City.
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Known But to God (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mill Rock Point (approx. 3.9 miles away in Virginia); Mill Rock Point Overlook (approx. 3.9 miles away in Virginia); The Crooked Road (approx. 3.9 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhorn City.
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Daniel Boone's First Steps in Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 12, 2008
3. Daniel Boone's First Steps in Kentucky Marker
Looking north on Route 60, Elkhorn Street, Center Street is in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 691 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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