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
Scientists consider William Clark’s
dig at Big Bone Lick in 1807 as
establishing American vertebrate
paleontology. Bones found here
by Clark included mastodon and
mammoth. Prehistoric native
American artifacts found were given
to Dr. Wm. . . . — — Map (db m79062) HM
Big Bone Methodist Church
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 . . . — — Map (db m79030) HM
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 Sept.
1807, Clark supervised a 3-week
dig for . . . — — Map (db m79088) 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