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Historical Marker #2438 commemorates the Cain’s Store Post Office, which was originally located at the junction of KY 80 and KY 37, about twelve miles east of Somerset in Pulaski County. In 1863, the U.S Post Office Department approved a post…

Historical Marker #2090 in Paris marks the current location of that town's First Christian Church. First Christian Church's location on a ridge near the center of town makes the red-tiled octagonal towers visible from a considerable distance. The…

Historical Marker #2386 notes the location of the Willis Russell Memorial Cabin in Danville. Russell, a free man of color who owned a house across the street, now gone, taught African American children during the mid-nineteenth century. During…

Historical Marker #208 commemorates the town of Pewee Valley. Originally given as a land grant of 4,000 acres to Ora Norborn Beall in 1784, the area that came to be known as Pewee Valley was formerly known as “Smith’s Station.” Michael and…

Glengarry Field/Cool Meadow Historical Marker #2439 in Fayette County commemorates Glengarry Field/Cool Meadow, the second airport in Lexington. With the development of larger multi-engine aircrafts and the restrictions on runway lengths, Halley…

Historical Marker #1387 commemorates Richwood Presbyterian Church which was founded in 1834 by Reverend Joseph Cabell Harrison, who was first cousin to President William Henry Harrison. The church was the first Presbyterian congregation in the county…

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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