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Maysville in Mason County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mason County Spy Company

 
 
Mason County Spy Company Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
1. Mason County Spy Company Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.

Side 1
Company formed when Simon Kenton proposed to Gen. Charles Scott that a volunteer company of spies (scouts) be selected and trained to protect pioneer settlements. They were called out for short-term duty and became known for their daring successes against Indians.
Presented by estate of Col. Paul Warren
Bennett, Vandalia, Mo., a great-great-
grandson of Archibald Bennett.


Side 2
These scouts served for short-term duty, most from May 4 to Dec. 9, 1792, to protect early settlements.
Mercer Beason John Dyal
Archibald Bennett Matthew Hart
William Bennett James Ireland
Henry Cochran Ellis Palmer
Samuel Davis Isaac Pennington
John Dowden Cornelius Washburn
Presented by estate of Col. Paul W. Bennett.
 
Erected 1994 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1941.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 38.849′ N, 83° 45.728′ W. Marker is in Maysville, Kentucky, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of East McDonald Parkway and Limestone Street, on the
Mason County Spy Company Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
2. Mason County Spy Company Marker (Side 2)
left when traveling east on East McDonald Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Limestone Street, Maysville KY 41056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / John Colter (ca. 1775-1813) (a few steps from this marker); Buffalo Trace (within shouting distance of this marker); Limestone Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); La Fayette's Visit to Maysville (within shouting distance of this marker); Front Street Maysville, 1850 (within shouting distance of this marker); John Samuel Darrough / Medal of Honor Recipient (within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Rail Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Maysville River Front 1900 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maysville.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Marker located near Ohio River & pump house. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
3. Marker located near Ohio River & pump house.
Area photo of Limestone Landing Park image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
4. Area photo of Limestone Landing Park
Simon Kenton image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
5. Simon Kenton
Kenton served the United States in the Revolution, the Northwest Indian War and the War of 1812. Surviving the gauntlet and ritual torture, in 1778 he was adopted into the Shawnee people. He married twice and had a total of ten children.
General Charles Scott image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
6. General Charles Scott
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   5, 6. submitted on May 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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