Daniel Boone Rock?

CentralKyHunter

6 pointer
Nov 19, 2007
487
Def a sticker. Maybe hydro dipped but not carved

I can think of a lot of stuff DB stands for. First is D Brains
 

rackmaster2

6 pointer
Jan 10, 2009
203
straight fork
Looks raised to me also , I can’t see it any other way .

Suggestion , get some other examples and compare , contact a historical org that is about boone and let them review .

Some things need to be recorded .
I had a place in Dawson springs one time that had some rock forts on the ridges , it had a timber contract on it when I bought it and I wanted to make sure it was left intact .
I contacted the state archeologists,
When I was telling him what it was he said “ I’ve heard rumors about these for over 20 years and never could locate them and today the guy that owns the property calls me up “

anyway he did a couple trips , def interesting in that they were burial sites , very old culture too .
Lots work packing those rocks to top of ridges
 

Mt Pokt

8 pointer
Nov 8, 2018
757
Campbell County
Letters look "pillowed" to me, but that's because the carving is so deep and wide at the surface. Could be intentional, or from erosion. Erosion carved to my eyes.

If this is on public ground, I'd love to get the GPS coordinates. I'm always up for a hike!
 
View attachment 85961 I have no clue if this is a legit Daniel Boone carving but I will let you make your own mind up. I had heard about this carving being here growing up and the land it sat on was strip mined and the rock pushed over the hill. I was squirrel hunting about 2005 and found it. Hadn’t been back in a while but it’s still here in Floyd County, Ky. It reads DB 1775. I find it interesting whether authentic or not. Of course it could have been someone with same intials. Just thought I would share since I was back to it today while shed hunting.

This is very cool. I grew up hunting parts of Right Beaver in Floyd and still own a piece of the family farm there. I would not ask you to share the location for fear of vandals damaging the rock but would be curious if you could share the general location as in Garrett, Wayland, McDowell? Or what branch it might be on? As a kid, I had heard that Boone traveled parts of the Big Sandy on some of his treks thru Kentucky but never saw any evidence of his passing thru.
 
Pic looked raised to me but when I enlarged it, I can see that it is carved. Did anyone notice that there is also a faint "6" carved where the first "7" in 1775 appears? In the 1970's I rode dirt bikes all over Right Beaver, Middle Fork, David, and Salt Lick off rt7 near Garrett. We even camped under some rock houses but never found any DB carvings.
 

Hoosier Sasquatch

6 pointer
Sep 11, 2017
306
Madison, Indiana
View attachment 85961 I have no clue if this is a legit Daniel Boone carving but I will let you make your own mind up. I had heard about this carving being here growing up and the land it sat on was strip mined and the rock pushed over the hill. I was squirrel hunting about 2005 and found it. Hadn’t been back in a while but it’s still here in Floyd County, Ky. It reads DB 1775. I find it interesting whether authentic or not. Of course it could have been someone with same intials. Just thought I would share since I was back to it today while shed hunting.
Very cool in any case!
 

Muzzy Moment

8 pointer
Sep 8, 2011
596
Eastern KY
Last edited:

slicked-it

8 pointer
Oct 20, 2008
971
Currently reading a book on Daniel Boone. As mentioned above, he would often carve his initials and dates into trees and rocks. I don't know if it's legit, but I'd like to think so. Boys, them jokers lived hard. They called it living.............we'd call it survival in today's times. It's cool to read about how they were impressed with the "wild clover" and how abundant it was in "Kentuck" or "Kentucke". Said it kept the deer, elk and bison well fed. Crazy to think of KY in that light. They also spent a lot of times at "licks" that occurred naturally in the earth. Lots of fights and battles occured at these licks.....both groups hunting the area and ended up fighting one another.

This isn't a quote but it's in the book..................when food was scarce, they would often times feed the Indians they'd killed to their dogs. It sustained the dogs and they believed that it made them more fierce when it came to "hunting the red man". Very interesting read thus far.

The book mentions "buffalo trace" a zillion times.....it's referring to the swath left behind when a herd of bison would cruise through (at least I think that's what it means based on context clues). And to think, I just thought it was good bourbon ;)
 

bondhu

12 pointer
Jul 3, 2015
4,865
Battle Run
You are correct on the Buffalo Trace. When I was young in the 70's members of my family would show these traces to me in and around Fleming, Mason , Nicholas and Robinson County's.
You can travel to Blue licks state park and still see parts of a Trace. But you should hurry 4-5 years ago last time I looked its starting to fade away. You can walk the trail Daniel Boone traveled during I think the last known battle of the Revolution. He lost his son Isaac on the knob straight above the resort
 

beauhunter41031

12 pointer
Jan 1, 2018
2,674
Cynthiana, Ky
If the old-timers are correct we have a “buffalo trace” that runs through one of our farms here in Harrison. Like a 200 foot wide dip/path Close to Stoner Creek Lair road. It’s since been tore down but there was an old cabin back there and an little field rock cemetery off a waze by a grouping of trees
 

slicked-it

8 pointer
Oct 20, 2008
971
So interesting!!! Love that sort of stuff. We have a farm near a place called “sandy Y”. The Y is a fork in the road and the soil is so sandy it won’t hold water....this past spring I found a single arrow head near one of the food plots. I was like a kid at Christmas!!
 

Recurve77

10 pointer
Aug 7, 2012
1,642
Back in the 60’s my granddad told me that what I had perceived to be an old road bed bordering his farm was actually a buffalo trace. The “road bed” appeared to be cutting through hillsides with 2-3 foot sloped walls of dirt on each side of the “road”.
It was very narrow, only wide enough to allow 1 vehicle or 1 horse pulled wagon to pass through. He didn’t know when it had ceased being used as a road or trail. This was in Ohio county.
 


Latest posts

Top