Early Stage-Mail Route, Washington, KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
N 38° 36.824 W 083° 48.532
17S E 255436 N 4277656
Quick Description: Historical sign located near Washington, Ky, detailing the history of the road nearby.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 1/22/2010 5:33:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM83WB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member CM-14
Views: 3

Long Description:
Modern day Route 68 follows this old buffalo trace, from the crossing at the Ohio River near present day Maysville and then to the salt deposits near Blue Licks, KY The last battle of the Revolutionary war occurred at Blue Licks. The road also extended to Lexington, and was used by early settlers. Plans were made to extend the road all the way to New Orleans, but Thomas Jefferson turned down the project as it was felt it would mostly benefit local concerns.
Feature Discription: Historical sign describing the route's origins.

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Address: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: Maysville at the Ohio River

End of the road: Lexington, KY

Visit Instructions:
We ask that if you visit the site, please include a unique picture with your impressions of the location. If possible, and if you are not too shy, please include yourself and your group in the photo. Extra points will be given for your best buffalo imitation or if you are licking something salty.
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