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Historical marker #2221 in Louisville recognizes the contributions of Rebecca Rosenthal Judah, who was a leader of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), and vice president and treasurer of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association…

Historical marker #2599 tells the story of Jones Nursery, one of Kentucky’s earliest commercial nurseries, and Nursery Place, one of Clark County’s most historic homes, in Clark County, Kentucky. Griffin Fauntleroy Jones, a nurseryman,…

Marker #1482 identifies the approximate site of Abraham Lincoln's first school, which was located 2-3 miles from the family's Knob Creek farm. His first teacher was Zachariah Riney. Lincoln attended these ABC, or "blab" schools with his older…

Historical Marker #2438 commemorates the Cain’s Store Post Office, which was originally located at the junction of KY 80 and KY 37, about twelve miles east of Somerset in Pulaski County. In 1863, the U.S Post Office Department approved a post…

Historical Marker #1488 in Kenton County remembers noted historian Richard Henry Collins. Collins was born on May 4, 1824, in Maysville, Kentucky, to Lewis and Eleanor Collins. His father, a judge and journalist, had also authored the "most…

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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.

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