Boone's Way

Boone's Way (HM1L7S)

Location: Mount Vernon, KY 40456 Rockcastle County
Country: United States of America
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N 37° 21.171', W 84° 20.314'

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One of Multiple Markers at the Rockcastle Courthouse

The 96 mile stretch of road from
Crab Orchard to Cumberland Gap was
known as Boone Way. Col. James
Maret, an early advocate of road
improvement, was responsible for
cutting of roadbed and it's first
paving. As an L&N railroad agent and
telegraph operator in Mt. Vernon,
Maret developed a concern for road
conditions. Highway was in use by
1918: the Boone Way became US 25.
HM NumberHM1L7S
Marker Number1644
Year Placed1979
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 735727 N 4137339
Decimal Degrees37.35285000, -84.33856667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 21.171', W 84° 20.314'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 21' 10.26" N, 84° 20' 18.84" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near E Main St, Mount Vernon KY 40456, US
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