George Rogers Clark

American surveyor, soldier, and militia officer (1752–1818)

George Rogers Clark founded Louisville, in modern day Kentucky, USA.

George Rogers Clark
1825 portrait by James Barton Longacre
NicknameConqueror of the Old Northwest[1]
Hannibal of the West[2]
Washington of the West[3]
Father of Louisville
Born(1752-11-19)November 19, 1752
Albemarle County, Virginia
DiedFebruary 13, 1818(1818-02-13) (aged 65)
Louisville, Kentucky
Buried atCave Hill Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchVirginia Militia
Years of service1776–1790
RankBrigadier General
UnitIllinois Regiment, Virginia State Forces
Commands heldWestern Frontier
Battles/warsLord Dunmore's War

American Revolutionary War

Northwest Indian War
RelationsJohn Clark III (father)
Ann Rogers Clark (mother)
General Jonathan Clark (brother)
Captain William Clark (brother)
Ann Clark Gwatmey (sister)
Captain John Clark (brother)
Lieutenant Richard Clark (brother)
Captain Edmund Clark (brother)
Lucy Clark Croghan (sister)
Elizabeth Clark Anderson (sister)
Frances "Fanny" Clark O'Fallon Minn Fitzhugh (sister)


  1. Miles P DuVal (1969). George Rogers Clark: Conqueror of the Old Northwest.
  2. James J. Holmberg. The Clark Family and the Kentucky Derby. Filson Historical Society.
  3. Old South Meeting House. The Old South Leaflets: Annual Series. Old South Meeting House. 1893. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016.