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

McFadin's Station / Cumberland Trace

 
 
McFadin's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
1. McFadin's Station Marker
Inscription.

McFadin's Station
The first in this area, 1785. On north bank of Barren River, built by Andrew McFadin (McFadden), one of 8 brothers from N.C., all of whom fought in Revolutionary War. Five of them later came to Ky., settled along Barren River. Andrew made first surveys of much of the land in this region. McFadin's was stopover for Robert Moore, who founded Bowling Green about 1796.

Cumberland Trace
McFadin's Station stood near the Cumberland Trace, an important artery in the development of this region, used by many who settled this area. The route branched off from the Wilderness Road near Harrodsburg, came past present sites of Greensburg and Glasgow, crossed the Barren River here and continued on to the Cumberland settlements, now Nashville, Tenn.
 
Erected 1966 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 981.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 56.532′ N, 86° 24.775′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is on Cumberland Trace Road (Kentucky Route 2158) mile north of Scottsville
Cumberland Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
2. Cumberland Trace Marker
Road (U.S. 231), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Cumberland Trace Road, Bowling Green KY 42103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grumman F9F-5 Panther (approx. 2 miles away); General Dynamics F-111F (approx. 2 miles away); McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II (approx. 2 miles away); Lockheed T-33A-5 Shooting Star (approx. 2 miles away); Northrop T-38A(N) Talon (approx. 2 miles away); Jacob Skiles and Three Springs (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pioneer Surveyor (approx. 2.9 miles away); Home of Thomas Hines (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Cumberland Trace Elementary School behind marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
3. Cumberland Trace Elementary School behind marker.
Marker and school sign. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
4. Marker and school sign.
View of marker looking north on Cumberland Trace Road & Interstate 65. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
5. View of marker looking north on Cumberland Trace Road & Interstate 65.
View south on Cumberland Trace Road & Interstate 65. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
6. View south on Cumberland Trace Road & Interstate 65.
 
 
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 291 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 17, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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