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Mount Vernon in Rockcastle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Boone Way

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
1. Boone Way Marker
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Inscription. The 96-mile stretch of road from Crab Orchard to Cumberland Gap was known as Boone Way. Col. James Maret, an early advocate of road improvement, was responsible for cutting of roadbed and itís first paving. As L&N railroad agent and telegraph operator in Mt. Vernon, Maret developed a concern for road conditions. Highway was in use by 1918; the Boone Way became US 25.
 
Erected 1979 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1644.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 21.171′ N, 84° 20.314′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Kentucky, in Rockcastle County. Marker is on Main Street near Church Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is one of several in the front lawn of the Rockcastle County Courthouse. It is often missed, as it is the back side of another marker. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 E Main St, Mount Vernon KY 40456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col. James Maret (1855- 1936) (here, next to this marker); Rockcastle County, 1810 (here, next to
Boone Way Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 13, 2015
2. Boone Way Marker
marker can be seen at a distance; it is the backside of the one on the left- "Col. James Maret(1855- 1936)"
this marker); Rockcastle Co. War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Cox Building History (within shouting distance of this marker); Livingston Trail Head (approx. 7.8 miles away); Camp Wildcat (approx. 9.7 miles away); The Battle of Wildcat (approx. 9.7 miles away); Infantry Ridge (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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