Historical Marker #1412 in Louisville notes the location of the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery. By the time Zachary Taylor fought in the Mexican-American War, he was already an accomplished soldier in the U.S. Army. During the Second Seminole…

Historical Marker #1849 in Louisville notes the location of the boyhood home of general and president Zachary Taylor. U.S. President Zachary Taylor was born in Orange County, Virginia, in 1784 to Richard and Sarah Dabney Taylor. The Taylor family…

Historical Marker #925 in Owen County notes the location of the town of Monterey, which was established in 1847 and named for a Mexican-American War battle that had been fought the previous year. Fought from September 19-25, 1846, the Battle of…

Historical Marker #964 in Paducah highlights the service of Kentucky’s soldiers during the Mexican-American War. When war broke out with Mexico in 1846, Kentuckians enthusiastically responded to the call for troops. In an address to the…

Historical Marker #1589 in Louisville notes the military service of the Louisville Legion. Kentuckians responded enthusiastically to the call for volunteers to fight in the Mexican-American War. One of the first units to offer their services was…

Historical Marker #79 in Richmond, Kentucky, notes the birthplace of famed western scout and soldier Christopher "Kit" Carson. Carson was born in Madison County, Kentucky, near Richmond, in 1809. His father, a Revolutionary War veteran, moved…

Historical Marker #1809 in Lexington notes the military career of Gen. John Hunt Morgan. Years before Morgan became known as the "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy," he gained valuable military experience during the Mexican-American War. Morgan…

Historical Marker #634 in Carroll County notes the residence of Mexican-American War hero and 1848 vice presidential candidate, William Orlando Butler. William O. Butler was born in Jessamine County, Kentucky, in 1791. He attended Transylvania…

Historical Marker #1010 in Boyd County notes the location of the Buena Vista Furnace. Established in 1847, it was named for the Mexican-American War battle fought that same year. U.S. and Mexican forces clashed at Buena Vista on February 22-23,…

Historical Marker #1 in Lexington notes the location of Ashland, the home and estate of Kentucky statesman Henry Clay. Clay and his wife, Lucretia, were blessed with eleven children. One of these, Henry Clay, Jr., was killed in the…

Historical Marker #877 in Mason County, Kentucky, notes the birthplace of Mexican-American War hero Alexander William Doniphan. Born in Mason County on July 9, 1808, Doniphan came from a long line of soldiers, including both of his grandfathers,…