An Early Turnpike / Mile Stones, ca. 1835

An Early Turnpike / Mile Stones, ca. 1835 (HM1DFD)

Location: Bardstown, KY 40004 Nelson County
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N 37° 51.366', W 85° 27.7'

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An Early Turnpike

The Bardstown Louisville Turnpike Company, chartered by the Kentucky Legislature in 1831, was capitalized at $130,000, increased to $200,000. Shares owned half by individuals, half by state. Turnpike completed July 1, 1838, at cost of $203,598. Length of road 29 miles, width 60 feet cleared with 40 graded. Tolls collected during the year ended Oct. 1841 $9,755. See Over.

Mile Stones, ca. 1835

Along the early turnpikes the law required mile posts. Some were cut from stone and some cast in iron. They showed the distance to each end of the turnpike. Typical of the stone markers are 14 along the east side of the present highway, at their approximate initial locations beside the old Bardstown Louisville Turnpike. See Over.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1021
Year Placed1967
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 2:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 635329 N 4190964
Decimal Degrees37.85610000, -85.46166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 51.366', W 85° 27.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 51' 21.96" N, 85° 27' 42.00" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3139-3653 Louisville Rd, Bardstown KY 40004, US
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