County Named 1793

County Named 1793 (HM1A5K)

Location: Winchester, KY 40391 Clark County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 59.583', W 84° 10.65'

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Clark County

For General George Rogers Clark, who came to Kentucky territory from Virginia, 1775. He commanded expedition into Illinois territory in 1778-79, taking the British forts which held the northwest for future U S settlement, and capturing commander of area. Originally taken from Bourbon and Fayette; covered area of 5 present counties and parts of 8 others.
HM NumberHM1A5K
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1217
Year Placed1968
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747855 N 4208803
Decimal Degrees37.99305000, -84.17750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 59.583', W 84° 10.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 59' 34.98" N, 84° 10' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-17 Cleveland Ave, Winchester KY 40391, US
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