John Shields

John Shields (HM66L)

Location: Corydon, IN 47112 Harrison County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 12.726', W 86° 7.501'

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Lewis and Clark Expedition Member

Marker Front
Shields, born 1769 in Virginia, served as a private for the entire Lewis and Clark Expedition from October 19, 1803 until October 10, 1806; one of its "Nine Young Men from Kentucky," he was a skilled gunsmith and blacksmith.

Marker Reverse
The Corps of Discovery explored lands of Louisiana Purchase and Pacific Northwest, 1803 - 1806. Shields settled in southern Indiana by June 1807; appointed captain in Clark County militia July 1807. Died in Harrison County in December 1809.
HM NumberHM66L
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series.
Marker Number31.2004.1
Year Placed2004
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau & Harrison County Convention & Bisitors Bureau
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 3:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 576600 N 4229710
Decimal Degrees38.21210000, -86.12501667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.726', W 86° 7.501'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 43.56" N, 86° 7' 30.06" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108-198 E Walnut St, Corydon IN 47112, US
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