1830s - 1930sThe Louisville and Nashville Turnpike was established in the 1830s, following an ancient path used by herds of buffalo, by Native American peoples, and early European settlers. It followed the Phillips Trace, one of a handful of pioneer roads leading to points north and south, to fortified places in the wilderness. For generations this road was the main route, and easiest crossing, from Louisville to Nashville. It was macadamized before the Civil War, though the river remained an obstacle. A new bridge, built in 1906 by the Munfordville Bridge Company, solved the problem for horses and pedestrians alike, and later, cars. In time, however, the Turnpike took on a new name—U.S. Highway 31W—and a new bridge rendered this one obsolete.
|Placed By||City of Munfordville|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 10:43am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 598540 N 4125043|
|Decimal Degrees||37.26675000, -85.88863333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 16.005', W 85° 53.318'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 16' 0.30" N, 85° 53' 19.08" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 111 River Rd, Munfordville KY 42765, US|
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