Russellville-Shawneetown Trail

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This trail runs from Russellville, Kentucky to Shawneetown , Indiana.
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===Route===
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This trail runs from Russellville, Kentucky to Shawneetown, Illinois.  The trail from Russellville was a route followed by settlers from Kentucky and other parts of the upper south to Illinois and other parts of the upper plains.
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===Shawneetown, Illinois===
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Shawneetown was an important port on the Ohio.  It served After the Revolution, Shawneetown served as an important United States government administrative center for the Northwest Territory. Shawneetown and Washington, D.C., share the distinction of being the only towns chartered by the United States government. In early November 1803, Lewis and Clark are believed to have stopped at Old Shawneetown on their way to Fort Massac, just down the Ohio River.  Old Shawneetown, a banking center, played a role in providing capital to build the western frontier. It is located in the namesake Gallatin County, Illinois.
 
===Russellville, Kentucky===
 
===Russellville, Kentucky===
 
Between the arrival of first settlers around 1790 and the town's incorporation in 1798, Russellville was known variously as Cook's Station, Logan Court House, Rogues’ Harbour. Settlers decided on the name Russellville to honor war hero General William Russell. It is the county seat of Logan County, one of Kentucky's original counties.  
 
Between the arrival of first settlers around 1790 and the town's incorporation in 1798, Russellville was known variously as Cook's Station, Logan Court House, Rogues’ Harbour. Settlers decided on the name Russellville to honor war hero General William Russell. It is the county seat of Logan County, one of Kentucky's original counties.  
===Shawneetown, Illinois===
 
After the Revolution, Shawneetown served as an important United States government administrative center for the Northwest Territory. Shawneetown and Washington, D.C., share the distinction of being the only towns chartered by the United States government. In early November 1803, Lewis and Clark are believed to have stopped at Old Shawneetown on their way to Fort Massac, just down the Ohio River.
 
Old Shawneetown, a banking center, played a role in providing capital to build the western frontier. It is located in the namesake Gallatin County, Illinois. For awhile, Old Shawneetown was the federal administrative center for the Old Northwest Territory.
 
 
===Map of trail===
 
===Map of trail===
 
[http://www.geocities.com/dmfamilyworks/MT_page.htm trail number 99].
 
[http://www.geocities.com/dmfamilyworks/MT_page.htm trail number 99].
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===Links===
 
===Links===
 
[http://www.lib.niu.edu/2000/ihy001210.html Short history of Shawneetown]
 
[http://www.lib.niu.edu/2000/ihy001210.html Short history of Shawneetown]
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russellville,_Kentucky Wikipedia history of Russellville]

Revision as of 23:54, 3 February 2013

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Route

This trail runs from Russellville, Kentucky to Shawneetown, Illinois. The trail from Russellville was a route followed by settlers from Kentucky and other parts of the upper south to Illinois and other parts of the upper plains.

Shawneetown, Illinois

Shawneetown was an important port on the Ohio. It served After the Revolution, Shawneetown served as an important United States government administrative center for the Northwest Territory. Shawneetown and Washington, D.C., share the distinction of being the only towns chartered by the United States government. In early November 1803, Lewis and Clark are believed to have stopped at Old Shawneetown on their way to Fort Massac, just down the Ohio River. Old Shawneetown, a banking center, played a role in providing capital to build the western frontier. It is located in the namesake Gallatin County, Illinois.

Russellville, Kentucky

Between the arrival of first settlers around 1790 and the town's incorporation in 1798, Russellville was known variously as Cook's Station, Logan Court House, Rogues’ Harbour. Settlers decided on the name Russellville to honor war hero General William Russell. It is the county seat of Logan County, one of Kentucky's original counties.

Map of trail

trail number 99.

Links

Short history of Shawneetown Wikipedia history of Russellville