Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society to dedicate historical marker at Hazel Patch pioneer trail site
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Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will rededicate a historical marker to commemorate
the Hazel Patch pioneer trail site at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5,
at the Levi Jackson State Park amphitheater in London.
In March 1775 when marking the road to
Boonesborough, Daniel Boone traveled the old road used by long hunters called
Skagg’s Trace. A half mile east of the present day marker site, Boone left Skagg’s
Trace to take a new route that became known as the Boone Trace. A month later
Col. Richard Henderson and party followed the new route to Boonesborough,
passing Hazel Patch.
The marker also denotes the site of Wood’s
Blockhouse, built in 1793. It was one of the earliest permanent buildings in the
Historical Marker Program, administered by KHS in cooperation with the Kentucky
Transportation Cabinet, tells Kentucky’s story through on-the-spot history
lessons that make a connection between the history, communities and items housed
in the Commonwealth’s many historical organizations. The program makes
Kentucky’s history accessible to the public, not just on markers along the
state’s roadways, but also online at www.history.ky.gov/markers
and via the Explore Kentucky History smartphone application available free at
iTunes and Google Play.
For more information, contact Becky Riddle, Kentucky Historical Marker program
coordinator, at 502-564-1792, ext. 4474 or email@example.com.
agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the
Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people
understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history by providing connections to the past, perspective on the
present and inspiration for the future. The KHS history campus includes the
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the
Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information
about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.