Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Pioneer Leaders Here
Confluence of Ohio and Licking Rivers. Christopher Gist, Agent of the Ohio Company, was first white man known to have set foot on Point, 1751. The Lieutenant of Kentucky Co., Va., Col. John Bowman, led expedition from here against Shawnee Indians in Ohio, 1777. Gov. Isaac Shelby rendezvoused 4,000 Kentucky troops here before his victory at the Thames, 1813. Over, 1973 Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways 1472 Side B
Pioneer Leaders Here
Many other pioneer leaders made the Point a base of military operations, among them Benjamin Logan, Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton and George Rogers Clark. In 1780 and 1782 Clark and his 2 regiments met here before crossing the Ohio to attack the Shawnees. Second expedition was to avenge the Battle of Blue Licks; 5 Indian towns were destroyed. See over. 1973 Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways 1472
Erected 1973 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1492.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 39° 5.468′ N, 84° 30.399′ Touch for map. marker is on the Covington, Kentucky riverfront, at George Rogers Clark Park. just east of Garrard Str. Marker is at or near this postal address: 336 Riverside Dr., Covington KY 41011, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Neighborhoods / Riverwalk Statues (here, next to this marker); Captain Mary B. Greene (a few steps from this marker); Simon Kenton (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Simon Kenton (a few steps from this marker); Kennedy House (within shouting distance of this marker); George and Ruth Kohlbran Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Ben Lucien Burman (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Fortifications (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 327 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 22, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.