— The Battle for Kentucky October 8, 1862 —The area around this cave was the site of Perryville's original settlement, Harbison's Station. Named for its founder, James Harbison, the station was settled in the 1770s. Harbison and the group of Virginians traveling with him chose this location because the cave housed a natural spring and was situated on the banks of the Chaplin River (to your left rear behind the buildings). A fort was built around the cave for protection, and Harbison's Station soon became a center of pioneer life in what became western Boyle County.
|Placed By||The Perryville Enhancement Project|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 1:39am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 680659 N 4168750|
|Decimal Degrees||37.64815000, -84.95216667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 38.889', W 84° 57.13'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 38' 53.34" N, 84° 57' 7.80" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-298 W 4th St, Perryville KY 40468, US|
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