Historical Marker #2198 in Murray commemorates the one-room schoolhouse that teacher Joseph Spillman Waters established in Calloway County. In 1838, the Kentucky General Assembly created the state's first system of free public education. …

Historical Marker #200 near Dexter, Kentucky, notes the history of Wadesboro, which served as Calloway County's seat of government from 1822 to 1842. The first permanent settlement in the Jackson Purchase area of Kentucky was established about…

Historical Marker #1770 in Murray commemorates Harvey Boyce Taylor and his work on the Cooperative Program. Murray's First Baptist Church, under the leadership of Taylor, proposed a new unified approach to the church budget. The proposed…

Historical Marker #87 on the Murray State University campus remembers the life of inventor Nathan Beverly Stubblefield, who developed an early form of radio. The nineteenth century was a revolutionary time of invention, especially in the field…

Historical Marker #1427 on the campus of Murray State University commemorates the school's history from normal school to regional teacher's college to state university. In part, Murray State owes its existence to the influence of Rainey T.…

Historical Marker #1373 in Calloway County commemorates Gerard Furnace, an important producer of pig iron in the far western part of Kentucky during the mid-nineteenth century. The production of pig iron was well suited for Kentucky's rolling…

Historical Marker #1263 in Murray commemorates the history of the first courthouse constructed in Calloway County. The Calloway County courthouse originally functioned as a one room log structure and was built in 1823, one year after the county…

Historical Marker #825 in Murray honors early Kentucky explorer and settler Richard Callaway. Calloway County (spelled differently), which was established in 1822, is named for this pioneer adventurer. The exact year of Richard Callaway's birth…

Historical Marker #1977 on the Murray State University campus commemorates the life of Calloway County native and literary critic Cleanth Brooks. In the twentieth century, Brooks and other writers challenged conventionality in the fields of…

Historical Marker #1945 at Kirksey in Calloway County commemorates the history of Calloway Normal College, a teachers' school that operated from 1899 to 1913. The term "normal" was popularly used in the nineteenth and early twentieth century to…