Historical Marker #2104 in Louisville notes the historical significance of that city's Main Street whiskey firms. Louisville's rise to become Kentucky's largest city in the nineteenth century was due in large part to its location on the Ohio…

Historical Marker #2313 notes the legacy and location of Lexington's Historic Distillery District. Shortly after the end of the Civil War, the Headley and Farra Company established a distillery in Lexington on Old Frankfort Pike, now called…

Historical Marker #103 in Franklin County notes the location of Leestown, an early pioneer Kentucky River village just north of Frankfort. This site eventually became the location of a distillery complex. Two early Kentucky surveyors, brothers…

Historical markers #1986 and #1987 note the location and significance of the Labrot and Graham Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky. The Labrot and Graham distillery holds the distinction of being one of the oldest working distilleries in Kentucky. …

Historical Marker #2206 notes the location of the H. E. Pogue Distillery, which operated for more than fifty years near Maysville. The Ohio River route into what became Kentucky was popular with settlers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and northern…

Historical Marker #2091 in Stamping Ground (Scott County) notes the location of Buffalo Springs, which provided an important supply of water for local distilleries. Large herds of buffalo once wandered what became Kentucky. These large mammals…

Historical Marker #2105 notes the creation of the Brown-Forman Company in Louisville, Kentucky, and one of the company's founders, George Garvin Brown. Brown was born in Munfordville, Kentucky, on September 2, 1846. He moved to Louisville in…

Historical Marker #2295 in Paris notes the influence of bourbon whiskey on Kentucky's history. When one considers what Kentucky is known for, at least three things quickly come to mind: horses, basketball, and bourbon. Whiskey has been distilled…

Historical Marker #1246 in Paris notes the history of Bourbon County, which was created in 1785. At the time, Kentucky was part of Virginia. Bourbon County, which was carved from Fayette County, was the fifth county established in what would…

Historical Marker #2103 in Louisville notes the significance of the “Old Forester” brand, which was the first commercially bottled bourbon. It will likely never be known who produced the first bourbon distilled in Kentucky. The spirits'…