The Point

George Rogers Clark Park, Riverside Dr., Covington, KY

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger

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"Confluence of Ohio and Licking Rivers. Christopher Gist, Agent of the Ohio Company, was first white man known to have set foot on Point, 1751. The Lieutenant of Kentucky Co., Va., Col. John Bowman, led expedition from here against Shawnee Indians in Ohio, 1777. Governor Isaac Shelby rendezvoused 4,000 Ky. troops here before his victory at the Thames, 1813. Over.

(Reverse) Pioneer Leaders Here - Many other pioneer leaders made the Point a base for military operations, among them Benjamin Logan, Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton and George Rogers Clark. In 1780 and 1782 Clark and his 2 regiments met here before crossing the Ohio to attack the Shawnees. Second expedition was to avenge the Battle of Blue Licks; 5 Indian towns were destroyed."

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  • January 8, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger

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The Point
Posted May 18, 2016, by Bill Eichelberger

I don't know that it says that it was.

The Point
Posted May 18, 2016, by Anonymous

when was it added to the NRHP?