George Rogers Clark

George Rogers Clark (HM90E)

Location: Springfield, OH 45502 Clark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 55.466', W 83° 48.599'

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Namesake of Clark County

In June of 1780 British and Indian forces seized Ruddle's and Martin's Stations in Kentucky. On August 8, 1780 George Rogers Clark led a force of nearly 1000 Kentucky militia under authority of Virginia to engage the British led Shawnee at the Village of Peckuwe approximately 6 miles west of here where George Rogers Clark Park now exists. This was the largest Revolutionary War Battle fought west of the Allegheny Mountains and helped to diminish the British influence in the west.

Sculptor Mike Major has captured this youthful leader as he may have looked addressing his troops before the campaign had begun.

Sculpture Committee members: Floyd Barmann, James J. Campbell, Mark Chepp, William Kinnison, David Martin, and Michael G. Morris, Thomas T. Taylor.

The Statue is funded by the Ruth and Carleton Davidson Trust and Jane P. Hollenbeck. Presented to the City of Springfield on August 30, 2001.
HM NumberHM90E
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed2001
Placed ByRuth and Carleton Davidson Trust and Jane P. Hollenbeck
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 12:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 259859 N 4423150
Decimal Degrees39.92443333, -83.80998333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 55.466', W 83° 48.599'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 55' 27.96" N, 83° 48' 35.94" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-21 E Main St, Springfield OH 45502, US
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