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Bowling Green in Warren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Long Hunters

 
 
Long Hunters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
1. Long Hunters Marker
Inscription. An exploring party of 13 “Long Hunters,” so named because of the long periods of time spent away from home, camped along Barren River in 1775. Their names were carved on a beech tree, a silent record of the first white men in this area. Henry Skaggs and Joseph Drake of this group had been among first Long Hunters, 1769-71, whose exploring helped open mid-Kentucky.
 
Erected 1968 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1187.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 59.548′ N, 86° 26.55′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of East 10th Avenue and College Street, on the right when traveling east on East 10th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 College Street, Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James T. Morehead, (1797-1854) (here, next to this marker); Warren County's Chief USA Civil War Officers / Warren County Awards (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren County / Portage Railroad
Nearby Warren County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
2. Nearby Warren County Courthouse.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Occupations (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bowling Green The Confederate Capitol of Kentucky (about 500 feet away); The Nahm Building (about 600 feet away); College Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lillian H. South (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Also see . . .  Longhunter in Tennessee & Kentucky. (Wikipedia). (Submitted on May 17, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Other markers in foreground of Long Hunters marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
3. Other markers in foreground of Long Hunters marker.
Looking across the front of the courthouse with marker in far background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
4. Looking across the front of the courthouse with marker in far background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 17, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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