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Historical Marker #1752 in Frankfort notes the 1886 founding of this traditionally African American institution of higher learning. Before 1887, African American students had little choice in their college education if they wanted to stay in…

Historical Marker #2019 in Glasgow honors Luska Joseph Twyman, the first African American elected to a full term as mayor of a Kentucky city. Twyman was born in Barren County in 1913. He was educated in the county's black public schools and…

Historical Marker #2369 in McKinney remembers the tragic crash of an Air Force B-58 Hustler bomber on December 12, 1966, which killed its three-member crew. In the years following World War II, tensions developed between the United States and the…

Historical Marker #2361 in McCracken County notes the Civil War service of the 8th United States Colored Heavy Artillery. During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln believed that Kentucky-a loyal, slaveholding border state-was critical to…

Historical Marker #51 in Bourbon County highlights the history of the Cane Ridge Meeting House, the famous revival of 1801, and its results. Cane Ridge Meeting House, built in 1791, is a special place for many reasons. Hardy pioneers, following…

Historical Marker #212 marks five thousand acres of land owned by George Washington in present-day Grayson County. These five thousand acres in Grayson County was the only land in Kentucky owned by General George Washington. The deed to the land…

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