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===Route===
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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.
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===Shawneetown, Illinois===
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*This trail runs from Russellville, Kentucky to Shawneetown, Illinois across the river from Louisville Kentucky.
Shawneetown was an important port on the Ohio.  It served after the Revolution, 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.
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*It was a branch off of the Nashville-Ohio Falls Trail that ran from Nashville, Tennessee to Shawneetown, Illinois and important port on the Ohio River.  
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*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.
  
===Russellville, Kentucky===
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=== Shawneetown, Illinois  ===
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.
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===Map of trail===
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[http://www.geocities.com/dmfamilyworks/MT_page.htm trail number 99].
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*Shawneetown was an important port on the Ohio located about 40 miles down stream from present day Evansville, Indiana.
[http://www.lib.niu.edu/2000/ihy001210.html Short history of Shawneetown]
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*It served after the Revolution, 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.
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russellville,_Kentucky Wikipedia history of Russellville]
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*Old Shawneetown, a banking center, played a role in providing capital to build the western frontier.
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=== Russellville, Kentucky  ===
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*It is located about 20 miles west of Bolling Green, Kentucky.
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*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.
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*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.
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=== Map of trail  ===
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[http://www.geocities.com/dmfamilyworks/MT_page.htm trail number 99].
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=== Links ===
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*[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]
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[[Category:Emigration_and_Immigration]] [[Category:United_States_Emigration_and_Immigration]][[Category:US Migration Trails and Roads]]

Latest revision as of 15:17, 5 February 2013

Contents

Route

  • This trail runs from Russellville, Kentucky to Shawneetown, Illinois across the river from Louisville Kentucky.
  • It was a branch off of the Nashville-Ohio Falls Trail that ran from Nashville, Tennessee to Shawneetown, Illinois and important port on the Ohio River.
  • 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 located about 40 miles down stream from present day Evansville, Indiana.
  • It served after the Revolution, 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.
  • Old Shawneetown, a banking center, played a role in providing capital to build the western frontier.

Russellville, Kentucky

  • It is located about 20 miles west of Bolling Green, 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


 

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