|Shannoah Historic Marker, Greenup Co., Ky.|
Kentucky historic marker #31 reads:
First village in Kentucky built by Shawnee Indians and French traders. Visited in January 1751 by Christopher Gist, George Croghan, Andrew Montour, Robert Kallendar and a servant. Located on the site of an earlier Fort Ancient settlement, it stood 500 yards northwest of these Hopewell earthworks.The journal of Christopher Gist is a significant resource that tells of the 1751 visit to Shannoah by Gist and his colleagues. He "killed a fat Bear" on March 6, 1750. Gist would later guide Major George Washington on missions during the French & Indian War.
At the time of Gist's visit, inhabitants of Shannoah numbered 300 men in about 40 houses. [*]