The Point

The Point (HM1HER)

Location: Covington, KY 41011 Kenton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 5.468', W 84° 30.399'

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Pioneer Leaders Here

Side A

The Point

Confluence of Ohio and Licking
Rivers. Christopher Gist, Agent
of the Ohio Company, was first
white man known to have set foot
on Point, 1751. The Lieutenant of
Kentucky Co., Va., Col. John Bowman,
led expedition from here against
Shawnee Indians in Ohio, 1777.
Gov. Isaac Shelby rendezvoused
4,000 Kentucky troops here before his
victory at the Thames, 1813. Over,
1973 Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways 1472

Side B

Pioneer Leaders Here

Many other pioneer leaders made
the Point a base of military
operations, among them Benjamin
Logan, Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton
and George Rogers Clark. In 1780
and 1782 Clark and his 2 regiments
met here before crossing the Ohio
to attack the Shawnees. Second
expedition was to avenge the
Battle of Blue Licks; 5 Indian
towns were destroyed. See over.
1973 Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways 1472
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1492
Year Placed1973
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways.
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 5:19pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees39.09113333, -84.50665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.468', W 84° 30.399'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 28.08" N, 84° 30' 23.94" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 Riverside Dr, Covington KY 41011, US
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