The Great Buffalo Crossing

The Great Buffalo Crossing (HMQRN)

Location: Munfordville, KY 42765 Hart County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 16.029', W 85° 53.282'

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Before 1790

The American Bison brings the Wild West to mind, but when Europeans arrived in Kentucky, buffalo were spread throughout the Commonwealth. John Filson wrote, in 1784:

"The amazing herds of buffaloes which resort thither, by their size and number, fill the traveller with amazement and terror, especially when he beholds the prodigious roads they have made from all quarters, as if leading to some populous city."

One such road led here, to a natural ford across Green River. Imagine hundreds of buffalo, thundering into the bottoms, tramping out a road for time out of mind, that would be found in turn by Native Americans, by settlers, by soldiers, and now, by you.
Placed ByCity of Munfordville
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 7:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 598592 N 4125088
Decimal Degrees37.26715000, -85.88803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.029', W 85° 53.282'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 1.74" N, 85° 53' 16.92" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 103-111 River Rd, Munfordville KY 42765, US
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