ExploreKYHistory

A project by Kentucky Historical Society

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.

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Recent Stories

Historical marker #2054 in Knox County notes the founding and history of Union College.

Incorporated in October 1879, this small, private college in Knox County is affiliated with the United…

Historical marker #1884 in Knox County commemorates the life of Kentucky Governor Flem D. Sampson.

Born on January 25, 1875, Sampson was born in London, Kentucky. Sampson earned his early education…

Historical marker #1811 in Knox County commemorates the life of Kentucky Governor James D. Black, a native of the county.

Born on September 29, 1849, Black grew up in Knox County. His parents were…

Historical Marker #782 in Knox County relates the history of the county’s namesake, Henry Knox.

Created in December 1799, Knox County became the forty-first county in the state of Kentucky. The…