Historical Marker #806 in Adair County notes the location of the home of Colonel William Casey, the namesake of Casey County. Casey was one of the first explorers and settlers to venture into the Green River region of Kentucky. Born in 1754, he…

Historical Marker #2242 in Columbia notes the location of the Male and Female School, a subscription school that served the community for several decades. In 1853, Columbia recognized a need for better educational opportunities for local children.…

Historical Marker #1813 in Adair County notes the location of the home of novelist Janice H. Giles. Giles was born in 1905 in Altus, Arkansas. Her parents, John and Lucy Holt, were teachers on Native American reservations in Arkansas and…

Historical Marker #128 in Columbia notes the location of the girlhood home of Jane Lampton Clemens, the mother of Samuel Clemens, popularly known as the writer Mark Twain. Jane Lampton was born in Adair County in 1803 to Benjamin and Margaret…

Historical Marker #1782 in Columbia notes the service of pioneer Daniel Trabue. When one thinks of Kentucky’s early explorers, names like Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton, and William Clark immediately come to mind. These pioneers, however, were not…

Historical Marker #707 in Columbia notes Confederate cavalryman John Hunt Morgan’s visits to the area when his rebel horsemen raided Kentucky during the Civil War. Morgan’s raids into his native Kentucky brought him though the same towns numerous…

Historical Marker #2243 in Columbia notes the location and significance of the Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church. One of the area's earliest setters was Colonel William Casey. About 1803, Casey generously donated land for a log church, named…

Historical Marker #1599 in Columbia notes the location of the historic Adair County courthouse. Town life in Kentucky’s small communities used to be centered on the local courthouse square. People attended "court days" to conduct business, buy…