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List of notable or famous explorers from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top explorers born in the United States and even some popular explorers who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American explorers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These explorers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known explorer from the United States is included when available.

These people, like Meriwether Lewis and William Clark include images when available.

This historic explorers from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American explorers of note?" and "Who are the most famous explorers from the United States?" These prominent explorers of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American explorers.

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Barry Bishop is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Explorers from the United States
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Barry Chapman Bishop was an American mountaineer, scientist, photographer and scholar. With teammates Jim Whittaker, Lute Jerstad, Willi Unsoeld and Tom Hornbein, he was a member of the first American team to summit Mount Everest, on May 22, 1963. He worked for the National Geographic Society for ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1932-1994)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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Henry Morton Stanley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Explorers from the United States
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Sir Henry Morton Stanley GCB was a Welsh journalist and explorer famous for his exploration of central Africa and his search for missionary and explorer David Livingstone. Upon finding Livingstone, Stanley allegedly asked, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Stanley is also known for his search for the ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1841-1904)

Birthplace: Denbigh, United Kingdom

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John C. Frémont is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Explorers from the United States
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John Charles Frémont was a politician, military officer and explorer. ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1813-1890)

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, USA

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John Wesley Powell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Explorers from the United States
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John Wesley Powell was a U.S. soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for the 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers, ...more

Age: Died at 68 (1834-1902)

Birthplace: Mount Morris, New York, United States of America

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