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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Winchester in Clark County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Common Cliffside Plants

 
 
Common Cliffside Plants Wayside Exhibit image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, June 1, 2014
1. Common Cliffside Plants Wayside Exhibit
Inscription. The cliffs and slopes bordering the Kentucky River are home to a number of wildflowers and trees, some of which are pictured below. Common plants visible for much of the summer include pokeweed, blackberry, wild grape, and poison ivy. One frequently seen plant is Japanese Honeysuckle, introduced into this country in 1862. This aggressive, fast-growing non-native vine often overwhelms native plants. Look for these plants as you walk the trail.
 
Erected by The Winchester/Clark County Tourism Commission.
 
Location. 37° 53.391′ N, 84° 15.585′ W. Marker is near Winchester, Kentucky, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from Ford Road/4 Mile Road (Kentucky Route 1924) 1.2 miles south of Boonesboro Road (Kentucky Route 627), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The exhibit can be reached from the parking area on KY 1924. The trailhead is at the edge of the parking area here. This wayside exhibit can be found partway up the trail that leads to the fort at the top of the hill. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1250 Ford Road, Winchester KY 40391, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rock and Man (a few steps from this marker); The Eye of the Rich Land
Common Cliffside Plants Wayside Exhibit image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, June 1, 2014
2. Common Cliffside Plants Wayside Exhibit
A closer-in view of the left section
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Quest for Land (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas B. Brooks, Army Engineer (within shouting distance of this marker); A Defensive Strategy (within shouting distance of this marker); An Unrealized Plan (within shouting distance of this marker); A Long, Steep Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Roads in the Wilderness (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of the historic site known as the "Civil War Fort at Boonesboro." CAUTION: The climb up the hill is VERY steep.
 
Also see . . .  Civil War Fort at Boonesboro. (Submitted on June 26, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Common Cliffside Plants Wayside Exhibit image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, June 1, 2014
3. Common Cliffside Plants Wayside Exhibit
A closer-in view of the right section
The Hiking Trail image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, June 1, 2014
4. The Hiking Trail
The footpath that winds its way to the top of the hill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 25, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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