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Historical Marker #754 commemorates the Danville Presbyterian Church, which was used as a hospital following the Battle of Perryville.When the Reverend David Rice traveled through early Kentucky, he saw a need for churches. "I found scarcely one man…

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 #1959, located in Pikeville, Kentucky (Pike County) honors the rare artistry and incredible resilience of Black poet Effie Waller Smith. Waller Smith was born on in Pike County on January 6, 1879, to formerly enslaved parents.…

Historical Marker #12 in Fayette County identifies the birthplace of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of the sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln. Mary Ann Todd was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on December 13, 1818. She was the granddaughter of Levi…

Historical Marker #797 in Brownsville commemorates Edmonson County being named for a War of 1812 veteran. Born in Virginia in 1764, John Edmonson was a Revolutionary War Veteran who fought with Virginia militia at the Battle of Kings Mountain in…

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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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