Discovered in 1739, by the French
Capt. Charles Lemoyne de Longueil
this famous saline- sulphur spring
was frequented for thousands of
years byIndians and vast herds of
buffalo, deer and other animals.
The first English explorers found . . . — — Map (db m79060) HM
Discovered in 1739 by French Capt. Charles Lemoyne de Longueil. Early explorers found countless bones and teeth of extinct Pleistocene elephants, the mammoth and the mastodon. This saline-sulphur spring was popular for salt making until 1812: also a . . . — — Map (db m175117) HM
Big Bone Methodist Church was constructed in 1888
The original congregation, which was organized in 1887
and led by Reverend George Froh, helped in the construction.
As was the custom, a social order lodge shared the expense of . . . — — Map (db m79030) HM
On Nov. 28, 1863, after escaping
from Ohio Penitentiary & taking a
train to Cincinnati, CSA Gen. John
Hunt Morgan & Capt. Thomas Hines
crossed the Ohio River to Ludlow.
Sympathetic Boone County residents,
as well as Big Bone Baptist . . . — — Map (db m136082) HM
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Big Bone Lick
In Oct. 1803, while traveling down Ohio River to meet Wm. Clark for expedition to Pacific, Meriwether Lewis visited Big Bone Lick. He was to gather fossilized bones for Pres. Thomas Jefferson. In . . . — — Map (db m79062) HM
In celebration & commemoration
the 250th anniversary of the daring escape of
Mary Draper Ingles
from her Shawnee captors here at
Big Bone Lick, Kentucky in the fall of 1755
Her direct descendants met here for a family reunion
to . . . — — Map (db m79073) HM
Reputed first white woman in Ky.
Shawnees captured her and two sons
in July 1755 at site Roanoke, Va.
Led to village at mouth of Scioto River,
separated from sons, taken to Big
Bone Lick. compelled to make salt
here; adopted by chief; given . . . — — Map (db m79071) HM
Near here on the north bank of the
Ohio River at mile 510.5 was a
riverboat landing, ferry, and road
to the courthouse at Burlington.
The landing and large brick home
that once stood near, later called
Winnfield . . . — — Map (db m79142) HM