Fort Boonesborough

Fort Boonesborough (HM1A6G)

Location: Richmond, KY 40475 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 53.733', W 84° 16.05'

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Boonesborough, "Capital of the Colony of Transylvania," was setted April, 1775, by Daniel Boone as the first fortified settlement in Kentucky. Near the fort under the "Divine Elm Tree" in May, 1775, Colonel Richard Henderson held the first legislative assembly of frontier settlers of Harrodsburg, St. Asaph, Boonesborough and Boiling Springs settlements.

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Fort Boonesborough: In 1778, the Kentucky frontier was saved by two major military victories: The settlers withstood the Great Siege of Boonesborough and George Rogers Clark defeated British and Indians at Kaskaskia and Vincennes. This fort became the first town chartered in Kentucky, October, 1779, by the Virginia Assembly. See other side. Presented by Ky. Soc. Sons of the Revolution.
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HM NumberHM1A6G
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number1520
Year Placed1975
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 5:41am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 740268 N 4197746
Decimal Degrees37.89555000, -84.26750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 53.733', W 84° 16.05'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 53' 43.98" N, 84° 16' 3.00" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4252-4284 KY-388, Richmond KY 40475, US
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