Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Fort Jefferson

Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Fort Jefferson (HMC65)

Location: Wickliffe, KY 42087 Ballard County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 57.334', W 89° 5.469'

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Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Fort Jefferson

Lewis and Clark and a party of eight men visited the site of Fort Jefferson on Nov. 18, 1803, while on their epic 1803-1806 journey to the Pacific. Fort est. in 1780 by Clark's brother, George Rogers Clark, but was abandoned one year later. Over.

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Fort Jefferson

William Clark drew a map of the area in 1795 that showed the fort site. He also included it in an 1802 report that recommended a military post at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

Presented by Ky. Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission, National Park Service, Ohio River Chapter - Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Fdn., Wickliffe Paper Mill, Ballard Co. Fiscal Ct., Ballard Co. Economic & Industrial Development Board.
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HM NumberHMC65
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series.
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Marker Number2209
Year Placed2006
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 11:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 313817 N 4091986
Decimal Degrees36.95556667, -89.09115000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.334', W 89° 5.469'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 20.04" N, 89° 5' 28.14" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 246 Cs-1016, Wickliffe KY 42087, US
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