County Named, 1793

Signs of History (SM)

For General George Rogers Clark, who came to Kentucky territory from Virginia, 1775. He commanded expedition into Illinois territory in 1778-79, taking the British forts which held the northwest for future US settlement, and capturing commander of area. Originally taken from Bourbon and Fayette; covered area of 5 present counties and parts of 8 others.

Photograph courtesy of the Student Technology Leadership Program students of George Rogers Clark High School (March,1997)

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