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

Jacob Skiles and Three Springs

 
 
Jacob Skiles and Three Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
1. Jacob Skiles and Three Springs Marker
Inscription. Pioneer merchant Skiles started to Ky. in 1790 by Ohio River flatboat, surviving Indian capture en route. He settled in Bowling Green, 1803, and later moved to Three Springs on the Cumberland Trace. Here he established a thriving mercantile business. Skiles died, 1816. Three Springs declined as an area trade center in 1820s when travel was diverted through Bowling Green.
 
Erected 1986 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1792.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 54.981′ N, 86° 26.268′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is on Three Springs Road (Kentucky Route 884) 0.1 miles south of Smallhouse Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2055 Three Springs Road, Bowling Green KY 42104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northrop T-38A(N) Talon (approx. mile away); Lockheed T-33A-5 Shooting Star (approx. mile away); McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II (approx. mile away); General Dynamics F-111F
Area view looking north on 3 Springs Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
2. Area view looking north on 3 Springs Road.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Grumman F9F-5 Panther (approx. 0.3 miles away); McFadin's Station / Cumberland Trace (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lost River Cave and Valley (approx. 3.2 miles away); Morgan's Command Organized (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Area view looking south on 3 Springs Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
3. Area view looking south on 3 Springs Road.
 
 
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 207 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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