Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / York

Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / York (HM1C1Z)

Location: Louisville, KY 40202 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 15.542', W 85° 45.368'

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This enslaved African American who lived most of his life in Louisville, went on Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific, 1803-6. York was the first African American to cross the U.S. coast to coast and made important contributions to the success of the expedition.

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York - York, a Clark family slave born ca. 1772, moved with them to Jefferson Co. from Va. in 1785. Inherited by Wm. Clark from father John in 1799. After return from expedition to the West, York lived in Louisville and worked as a wagon driver. Freed after 1815. Clark reported that York died in Tenn. before 1832.

Sponsored by The Filson Historical Society and the African American Heritage Foundation.
HM NumberHM1C1Z
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series.
Marker Number2119
Year Placed2003
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 8:41am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 608824 N 4235287
Decimal Degrees38.25903333, -85.75613333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.542', W 85° 45.368'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 32.52" N, 85° 45' 22.08" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 287-309 Louisville Riverwalk, Louisville KY 40202, US
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