Joseph Logsdon, who grew to earn the nickname "Big Joe," was born in Virginia and moved to the Kentucky frontier as a young man. The path his life took resembled the broader currents of westward migration that shaped the country in the late…

Historical Marker #2527 celebrates the 100+ years that the Family Services Assocaition of Boyle County has worked to improve the lives of local residents. Founded in the second decade of the twentieth century, the organization that became the Family…

Historical Marker #173 commemorates a Civil War raid led by James J. Andrews.Andrews, a civilian resident of Flemingsburg, proposed and organized a raid to seize a Confederate locomotive and destroy supply and communication lines between Atlanta and…

Historical Marker #2509 commemorates the life of Henry Tureman Allen.Allen's life and accomplishments spanned the transition from the eighteenth to the nineteenth century. Born in antebellum Sharpsburg in 1859, his earliest years coincided with the…

Historical Marker #2489 commemorates the life of Colonel John Dils, Jr. John Dils, Jr. was one of the most successful men in antebellum Pike County. Upon arriving in the region from northern Virginia around 1840, Dils spent some time as a…

Historical maker #2526 commemorates the original home of St. Michael's Parish, the third Catholic parish established in the state of Kentucky. St. Michael's, located in Fairfield in Nelson County, served as an incubator for Catholicism in the state.…

Historical marker #2521 commemorates the life of Willis A. "Mose" Lee Jr. Lee was an Owen County native whose accomplishments had largely faded from public memory until a group of middle schoolers restored the Vice Admiral to a prominent place in the…

Historical Marker #904 commemorates the volunteers of Breathitt County during World War I. Better known as home to feuding Appalachians, Breathitt County gained national prominence by filling their quota of troops without relying on the draft. This…

Historical Marker #2126 commemorates Camp Zachary Taylor, one of sixteen national army training camps created during World War I. The city of Louisville won the contest to host the camp over competition from other regional centers, including…

Ollie Murray James was born in Marion, Kentucky in 1871. After serving as a Page at the state legislature as a teenager, James decided to enter law and politics. Eventually, he became an important voice, first in state and later in national political…

Born in eastern Kentucky in 1891, William Sandlin rose to national prominence for his military exploits in World War I. Upon returning home, he used his celebrity to raise awareness of the costs of adult illiteracy. His 1949 death was attributed to…

Vertner Woodson Tandy was born in Lexington in 1885. He was the son of Henry A. Tandy, a respected African American mason whose firm contracted to do the brickwork for the Lexington Courthouse, among other prominent buildings. Vertner Tandy attended…

Historical Marker #1692 commemorates the Louisville Memorial Auditorium, which was built to honor those who died in World War I. The Louisville War Memorial Auditorium emerged from a prewar proposal to construct a municipal auditorium that became…

Historical Marker #2122 remembers Lexington’s Cheapside slave auction block and the thousands of enslaved Kentuckians sold here. For decades before the Civil War, Lexington was the center of the slave trade in Kentucky. Located in the heart of…