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Fort Jefferson (KY) Collection, ca. 1900

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Fort Jefferson (KY) Collection


ca. 1900


Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931

Conditions Governing Access note

Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Fort Jefferson (KY) Collection, ca. 1900, 98SC154,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.


3 items, .5 c.f.


Fort Jefferson, Kentucky was constructed in 1780 under the supervision of George Rogers Clark near the confluence of Mayfield Creek and the Mississippi River in present-day Ballard County. The fort served as a major supply link with New Orleans for Clark's Illinois battalion.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of an undated, Fort Jefferson Improvement Company circular advertising the development of Fort Jefferson, Kentucky, as the "new Chicago of the South." It states that J.C. DuPoyster is the general manager of the company and it is signed by George M. Jackson. Also included are two photographs of a Spanish map of settlements in the southern United States.

Arrangement: Chronological


  • Cities and towns - Growth
  • Southern States - Maps
  • Fort Jefferson (KY)
  • Black and white photographs
  • Circulars
  • Fort Jefferson Improvement Company (KY)

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