Manchester, Kentucky: Stone of Witness - Red Bird Petroglyph

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Address:
Memorial Drive, Manchester, KY
Directions:
Hal Rogers Pkwy exit 20. Drive north into town on US 421, bearing left at the fork. Just after you pass under a pedestrian bridge, turn right at the next stoplight onto Memorial Drive. You'll quickly see the park and rock shelter on the right.
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The Stone of Witness.

Stone of Witness - Red Bird Petroglyph

Sandstone boulder supposedly marked with petroglyphs in eight pre-Columbus Old World languages, turning conventional history on its head. It broke off a remote cliff in 1994; now sheltered in a convenient city park.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [01/27/2019]

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Red Bird Petroglyph.

Stone of Witness - Red Bird Petroglyph

The petroglyph is covered...but not necessarily safe.

[Stephen Francia, 03/24/2020]

Petroglyph.

Indian Rock

This is a rock that fell into town and has eight Old World alphabets engraved on it. Locals will know this by "Indian Rock," and so you will need to know to call it that if asking for directions. This rock fell down a hill on Route 66.

[Stefanie, 07/25/2013]

Fenced in and under a shelter since it broke off a cliff in 1994. Also known as the Red Bird Petroglyphs. Pre-Columbus/1492 languages carved into the sandstone boulder include old Arabic, Hebrew and first century Greek.


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In the region:
Chained Rock, Pineville, KY - 28 mi.

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