Livingston Trail Head

Livingston Trail Head (HM1L6S)

Location: Livingston, KY 40445 Rockcastle County
Country: United States of America
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N 37° 17.892', W 84° 12.905'

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Four Historic Plaques, Each with Artwork

— Junction of Multiple Trails —

Daniel Boone's Trace
Pioneer trail marker by
Daniel Boone in 1775 brought
early settlers through the
Cumberland Gap to
Fort Boone (Boonesboro). this trace
suitable for horses and walking,
followed creeks, Indian hunting paths
and buffalo migration routes.
Presented by
Daughters of the American Revolution
April 2012

Skaggs Trace
Trail used by Long Hunters who
came through Cumberland Gap
into Kentucky to hunt for deerskins
and pelts. This trace was named for
early hunter Henry Skaggs, who came
into area in 1763. This trace connected
Hazel Patch to Crab Orchard. This
was the first Long Hunter trail through
the Great Wilderness.
Presented by
Daughters of the American Revolution
April 2012

Tribal Ttrails
People of many tribal nations, such as
Cherokee and Shawnee, hunted
and lived in Kentucky. They followed
game trails and lived in rock and
log shelters. The Red Hill Mountain
area, just outside Livingston, has
many rock shelters that were
used by the tribes.
Presented by
Daughters of the American Revolution
April 2012

Wilderness Road
In 1796, Kentucky Governor
Isaac Shelby commissioned
James Knox and Joseph Crockett
to build a wagon road from the
Cumberland Gap to Crab Orchard.
Sections of existing trails merged
with the new road construction that
created the Wilderness Road.
Presented by
Daughters of the American Revolution
April 2012
HM NumberHM1L6S
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Historical Period18th Century
Historical PlaceTown
Marker TypeHistoric Structure
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleCarved Stone
Year Placed2012
Placed ByDaughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 6:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 746845 N 4131590
Decimal Degrees37.29820000, -84.21508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 17.892', W 84° 12.905'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 17' 53.5200" N, 84° 12' 54.3000" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)606
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near KY-490, Livingston KY 40445, US
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