Blue Licks Battlefield State Park


Blue Licks Battlefield State Park
Highway 68
Mt. Olivet, KY 41064
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Salt springs at Blue Licks attracted prehistoric mammoths and formed a center of Indian life, then later proved important to frontiersmen like Daniel Boone, who was captured here by Indians while operating saltworks. During the 19th century, the mineral springs were a popular health resort. But Blue Licks is most renowned as the site of the last battle of the Revolutionary War in Kentucky.In 1782, Kentuckians engaged Indians and British soldiers near the Licking River. Outnumbered, Kentucky suffered great losses, including one of Boone’s sons. “Enough of honour cannot be paid,” completes Daniel Boone’s quote on the monument at the park for the fallen soldiers in the Battle of Blue Licks.

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