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Florence in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Boone County, 1798

 
 
Boone County, 1798 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 20, 2012
1. Boone County, 1798 Marker
Inscription.

Formed by legislative act from a part of Campbell County. Names for Daniel Boone, renowned Kentucky pioneer-explorer.

Big Boone Lick, graveyard of the mammoth, was discovered in 1729 by Capt. M. de Longueil. In 1756, Mary Inglis was brought here by Shawnees, the first white woman in Kentucky. In 1765-66, extensive bone collection sent to England.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1253.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 56.319′ N, 84° 38.032′ W. Marker is in Florence, Kentucky, in Boone County. Touch for map. Marker is at the southbound I-71/I-75 Walton Welcome Center, near Milepost 177. Marker is in this post office area: Florence KY 41042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Draper Ingles (approx. 7 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky (approx. 7 miles away); Big Bone Lick (approx. 7 miles away); Big Bone Methodist Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Mary Ingles
Boone County, 1798 Marker at Walton Welcome Center image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 20, 2012
2. Boone County, 1798 Marker at Walton Welcome Center
(approx. 7.2 miles away); a different marker also named Big Bone Lick (approx. 7.2 miles away); Fort Mitchel (approx. 9.5 miles away); An Indian Massacre (approx. 10.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  A Historic Overiew at Boone County, Kentucky, Official Website. (Submitted on December 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. ExplorationPaleontologySettlements & Settlers
 
Interstate 75 Completion Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 20, 2012
3. Interstate 75 Completion Marker
At Southbound Walton Welcome Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 589 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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