Historical Marker #1508 in Dixon remembers the birthplace of noted author Cale Young Rice and his educator brother, Laban Lacy Rice. Kentucky has produced many notable authors who have delivered works in different eras and genres. James Lane…

Historical Marker #617 in Providence notes the movements of Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry as it passed through Webster County in the fall of 1861. The Kentucky legislature's declaration of allegiance to the Union in September 1861…

Historical Marker #1004 in Webster County remembers the brutal statement that was made by posting the head of notorious outlaw Micajah Harpe at a noted crossroads. Harpe's head served as a warning and deterrent for other potential highway robbers…

Historical Marker #1915 in Webster County notes a September 15, 1861, skirmish between local Confederate-sympathizing militia troops and a Union force. Although Kentucky had officially declared armed neutrality in May 1861, by early September…

Historical Marker #783 in Dixon—Webster County's county seat—remembers the nineteenth century political giant, Daniel Webster, the county's namesake. Daniel Webster made up one-third of the so-called "Great Triumvirate," which also included…

Historical Marker #697 in Jackson County notes the location of part of the Warrior's Path, a Native American route used by various warring tribes and factions to travel north and south. Long before white hunters and explorers entered into what…

Historical Marker #1042 in Hopkinsville remembers the location where Cherokee Indians camped in 1838 on their long route to lands established for their relocation in Indian Territory. The Indian Removal Act is remembered today as one of America's…

Historical Marker #31 in Greenup County notes the location of Shannoah, a Shawnee Indian village that existed on the south bank of the Ohio River. The area has also been known as Lower Shawneetown. Although Shannoah was an eighteenth century…

Historical Marker #1675 in Livingston County notes the natural geological formation where hundreds of Cherokees camped for two weeks waiting to cross the Ohio River on their forced removal to Indian Territory in 1839. Cherokees traveling overland…

Historical Marker #2290 in Mount Sterling notes the location of an ancient Native American burial mound that was leveled in 1845. Mount Sterling, founded around 1792, was originally known as Little Mountain Town. It developed this name from the…

Historical Marker #1614 in Bracken County notes the location where, in 1793, Simon Kenton and a party of settlers crossed the Ohio River to attack a group of Native Americans returning from a raid into central Kentucky. By the 1770s, most Native…

Historical Marker #1274 in Clark County notes the location of Eskippakithiki, a Shawnee village that was inhabited during the eighteenth century. While Kentucky was largely an area in which different Native American tribes warred and hunted, there…

Historical Marker #921 in Ashland's Central Park notes the location of a series of six ancient Native American mounds. The Indian mounds constructed in what became Kentucky are believed to have been built by the Adena Culture, a prehistoric people…

Historical Marker #135 in Scott County notes the location of the Choctaw Indian Academy. Established in 1818, it was later sponsored by future U.S. Vice-President Richard M. Johnson. At the end of the eighteenth and early-nineteenth century, as…

Historical Marker # 908 in Clay County remembers Chief Red Bird, a Cherokee leader and the namesake of the Red Bird River, a tributary of the Kentucky River. The late eighteenth century was a period of conflict between the increasing numbers of…

Historical Marker #21 in Fayette County commemorates Bryan's Station, a frontier fort that came under a combined Native American, Tory, and Canadian Ranger attack in 1782. The settlements in what became Kentucky found themselves in an unenviable…

Historical Marker #953 in Falmouth (Pendleton County) notes British Colonel Henry Byrd's strike against Kentucky settlements in the summer of 1780. The problems that the British experienced with the American colonists in the 1760s and 1770s…

Historical Marker #18 in Robertson County commemorates the Battle of Blue Licks, which is sometimes called the last battle of the Revolutionary War. In August 1782, a combined British, Canadian, and Native American force made a foray from southern…

Historical Marker #2177 in Stanford commemorates the Wilderness Road, the famous trail that brought thousands of settlers into Kentucky and set the stage for the westward expansion of the United States. The route that eventually became known as…

Historical Markers #95 and #2233 in Lincoln County remember Traveler's Rest, the home of Isaac Shelby, Kentucky's first and fifth governor. Shelby was born in Hagerstown, Maryland, in 1750. As a young man he moved with his family to western…

Historical Markers #96 and #982 near Crab Orchard remember Sportsman's Hill, the home and farm of early Kentucky settler William Whitley. Whitley was a frontiersman's frontiersman. Born in 1749 in Augusta County, Virginia, Whitley first explored…

Historical Marker #2013 in McKinney remembers Marine Private First Class William B. Baugh, who earned the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Korea. Baugh was born on July 7, 1930, in McKinney, Kentucky. After moving with his family to…

Historical Marker #955 in Hall's Gap remembers Ottenheim, a German-Swiss immigrant settlement established in Lincoln County in the 1880s. With the late-nineteenth century rush of European immigrants seeking new opportunities in the United States,…

Historical Marker #685 in Crab Orchard remembers the various Confederate forces that used a section of the old Wilderness Road while operating in Kentucky during the Civil War. The most famous road in early Kentucky was what became known as the…

Historical Marker #2063 in Lincoln County remembers McKinney's Fort, an early Kentucky settlement and trading post. As settlers from the east coast states moved westward into frontier regions like Kentucky, they disturbed the lives of the…

Historical Marker #1590 in Lincoln County commemorates McCormack Christian Church, one of the longest practicing congregations in the county. When the early setters came to what became Kentucky, many believed that it was as important to bring…

Historical Marker #56 in Stanford notes the significance of Logan's Station, an early Kentucky frontier fort. Logan's Station (also known as St. Asaph) was established in 1775 by its namesake, Benjamin Logan, and John Floyd, after the men had…

Historical Marker #860 in Stanford commemorates the establishment of Lincoln County and its early history. Lincoln County was one of the first three counties in what would become the Commonwealth of Kentucky. When Kentucky County, Virginia, was…

Historical Marker #1561 near Stanford notes the location of early Lincoln County settler John Logan's home. Although Logan is not as well remembered as many of Kentucky's other early explorers, military personalities, and politicians, he was a…

Historical Marker #1234 in Stanford notes the location of what is believed to be the earliest congregation in Lincoln County, Stanford Presbyterian Church. Benjamin Logan first came to Kentucky from Virginia in 1775. After a return trip, he…