Daniel Boone -- Pioneer

Signs of History (SM)
Born, Pa., 1734. Died, Mo., 1820. Married Rebecca Boone, 1756, N.C. First trip to Kentucky, 1767. Set up Fort Boonesborough, 1775, blazed Wilderness Trail and settled. Frontiersman, surveyor, settler, legislator and sheriff. Defender against Indians and British. His claim to 100,000 acres lost, 1784. Emigrated to Missouri in 1799. See other side.

Photograph courtesy of Dave Redden. (03/15/01)

Return to Franklin County marker listing