Robert Clarke's Station

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Robert Clarke Station (1784) - A Revolutionary War era Bourbon County Station established by Robert Clarke in 1784. Robert Clarke came from Augusta County, Virginia and built a stockaded Station near present day Paris. Also spelled without the "e", as Clark.

History

The original station was described as having a two-story log blockhouse and two other log buildings connected to one another by a stockade. The log blockhouse later was modified by the addition of a two-story brick structure in front. The other two buildings and the stockade have not survived.

A small but reliable spring ran from beneath a low rock ledge southwest of the home into a small run called Clarks Run which also became the farm's name.

Current Status

The Station site has received an archelogical site designation of 15Bb78 and is located along the Hume-Beford Pike (Route 1939) about 1.7 miles from the intersection of Hume-Bedford Pike and Lexington Road in Paris, Kentucky.


Location: Near Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky. Map point is approximate.

Maps & Images

Lat: 38.19920 Long: -84.30650

See Also:

Sources:

  • O'Malley, Nancy, Stockading Up: A Study of Pioneer Stations in the Inner Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, Kentucky Heritage Council, University of Kentucky Program for Cultural Resource Assessment, 1987, rev 1994, 347 pages
  • Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 308

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