Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Fort-on-Shore in Louisville
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 8, 2010)— The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker to honor Fort-On-Shore at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, located at Rowan Street between 11th and 12th streets, in Louisville. The marker is presented by the Sons of the American Revolution and City of Louisville Metro Councilman David Tandy.
Fort-on-Shore was the first building erected on mainland when Gen. George Rogers Clark and the settlers of Corn Island came ashore. The stockade and fort, built from 1778-1779 on orders from Clark, was the first settlement in what is now Louisville.
Corn Island was located in the Ohio River. The stockade was occupied by troops of the American Revolution for the next four years. In 1782, Fort-on-Shore was replaced by Fort Nelson, a much larger fortification built north of present-day Main Street in Louisville.
The Kentucky Historical Marker Program, administered by the Kentucky Historical Society 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 native Kentuckians as well as tourists.
For more information about the program, contact Becky Riddle, Kentucky Historical Marker program coordinator, at 502-564-1792 or email@example.com.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. 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 Old State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the website at www.history.ky.gov.