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Historical Marker #17 in Fayette County commemorates Boone’s Station, a community founded by frontiersman Daniel Boone. Settling the Kentucky frontier was a daunting task. The earliest of those hearty souls that voluntarily came across the…

Historical Marker #2398 in Glasgow recognizes the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license in the United States. Willa Brown Chappell, a Glasgow native, was influential in breaking through racial barriers in the aviation field through…

Historical Marker #680 commemorates Alben W. Barley and his beloved estate, Angles, in McCracken County. Barkley was born on November 24, 1877, in a Graves County log cabin to tenant farmers John Wilson and Electra Eliza Barkley. In 1892, Barkley…

Historical Marker #743 in Daviess County commemorates Robert Triplett, a coal magnate who constructed the first railway in the state. Triplett was a Virginian who arrived in the Owensboro area around 1817. He was employed to survey land claims,…

Historical Marker #1112 in Paducah marks the grave of Alben W. Barkley, who was vice president in President Harry S. Truman's administration. When giving a speech at a student convention in Virginia, Barkley famously stated, "I would rather be a…

Historical Marker #867 commemorates the history of the town of Lebanon and Marion County. Lebanon developed from a settlement that had formed around Hardin's Creek Meeting House, a Presbyterian congregation that was established by settlers from…

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The Kentucky Historical Society invites you to explore Kentucky history online and on the road with the new "ExploreKYHistory" smartphone app! "ExploreKYHistory" takes the stories behind our community-driven historical markers, adds related items from the KHS collections and combines it into a historical tour of our Commonwealth. Read more About Us