MMX 063 Porch

MMX 063 Porch

Sometimes referred to as Clark’s Point, this is the site where General George Rogers Clark, the “Conqueror of the Northwest” and older brother of William Clark, lived from 1803 until 1809. William, and probably York, lived here with George prior to the departure of the expedition in 1803. It was George Rogers Clark whom Thomas Jefferson first asked to lead an expedition to the Pacific in 1783. From this site Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the nucleus of the Corps of Discovery launched their expedition on October 26, 1803. Clarksville is named in honor of George Rogers Clark. Today, a cabin dating from the early 19th century, similar to the original Clark cabin, stands on the site overlooking the Ohio River. The site is on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.

Text from Indiana Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission


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