Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Tanner Station
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 23, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Tanner Station at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, on Highway 68 across from Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park in Mount Olivet.
David Tanner was an early Kentucky pioneer, landowner and entrepreneur who owned a salt works. A fort was built over a nearby spring to protect the salt workers from Indian attacks. Frontiersmen such as Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton stopped there to make or buy salt as they traveled the Buffalo Trace from Boonesborough to Maysville.
This historical marker is sponsored by the Blue Licks Commemorative Commission Inc. and the Gary M. Tanner family.
The Kentucky Historical Marker Program, administered by KHS in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, commemorates historical sites, events and personalities throughout the state. Through the program, the wealth of Kentucky history is made accessible to the public on markers along the state’s roadways. The markers are on-the-spot history lessons that add drama and interest to the countryside for Kentuckians as well as tourists.
For more information about the program, contact Becky Riddle, Kentucky Historical Marker program coordinator, at 502-564-1792, ext. 4474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.