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Historical Markers #206 and #207 commemorate the Loretto Sisters and the community of Loretto in Marion County. The Sisterhood of Loretto was established in Marion County in order to promote female piety and education. The Reverend Charles…

Historical Marker #53 in Laurel County commemorates the famous "fork in the road." Here in 1775, Daniel Boone and his party of trailblazers diverged from the more primitive hunting trail, known as Skagg's Trace, and continued on to mark Boone…

Historical Marker #2475 in Burlington, commemorates the life of Dr. George Speri Sperti, a man responsible for many of the advancements in health and nutrition that we take for granted today. Dr. Sperti was born in nearby Covington on January 17,…

Historical Marker #2252 in Jefferson County commemorates the Aero Club of Louisville, the oldest continuously operating Aero Club in the United States. On October 26, 1922, eighteen men met in the offices of Mayor Huston Quinn to form the Aero…

Historical Marker #1188 in Letcher County notes the location of the Scuttle Hole Gap Road, a thoroughfare used by the mountain community since the early nineteenth century. During Kentucky’s early history, travel through the Appalachian…

Historical Marker # 1733 located about four miles away from the prohibition advocate’s birthplace on Carry Nation Road in Lancaster, Kentucky. Nation was born in Garrard County on November 25, 1846 as Carry Amelia Moore. She and her family moved…

ExploreKYHistory

The Kentucky Historical Society invites you to explore Kentucky history online and on the road with the new "ExploreKYHistory" smartphone app! "ExploreKYHistory" takes the stories behind our community-driven historical markers, adds related items from the KHS collections and combines it into a historical tour of our Commonwealth. Read more About Us