Fort Jefferson Site / Indian Massacre

Fort Jefferson Site / Indian Massacre (HMC8I)

Location: Wickliffe, KY 42087 Ballard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 57.336', W 89° 5.469'

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(North Side):
Fort Jefferson Site

Built in 1780 by George Rogers Clark as part of impressive plan of settlement, conceived by Gov. Patrick Henry of Virginia, later pursued by and named for Gov. Thomas Jefferson. The fort was to protect US claim to its western border and to be a key trading post. It was abandoned, 1781. Over.

Resettled after Jackson Purchase. Important Union post in Civil War.

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Indian Massacre

In 1781, the Chickasaws, led by a Scotchman, Colbert, aroused by use of their land without consent, besieged the fort for 5 days. Many settlers killed. Those left became desperate for provisions, already low because of the difficulty in reaching the fort. Gen. Clark arrived with reinforcements and supplies. Indians withdrew. Fort was abandoned thereafter. Over.
HM NumberHMC8I
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1309
Year Placed1970
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 8:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 313818 N 4091990
Decimal Degrees36.95560000, -89.09115000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.336', W 89° 5.469'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 20.16" N, 89° 5' 28.14" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7400-7466 Cs-1016, Wickliffe KY 42087, US
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