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Historical Marker #2013 in McKinney remembers Marine Private First Class William B. Baugh, who earned the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Korea. Baugh was born on July 7, 1930, in McKinney, Kentucky. After moving with his family to…

Historical Marker #1734 in Scott County makes note of Ward Hall. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Ward Hall is a stately structure located one mile east of Georgetown. Colonel Robert Johnson, a member of the first Constitutional…

Historical Marker #1614 in Bracken County notes the location where, in 1793, Simon Kenton and a party of settlers crossed the Ohio River to attack a group of Native Americans returning from a raid into central Kentucky. By the 1770s, most Native…

Historical Marker #1577 in Madison County commemorates the home of early Kentucky settler Captain Nathaniel Hart. Hart, a Revolutionary War soldier, was a member of the Transylvania Land Company. As chief negotiator and a leading advocate for…

Historical Marker #2367 in Petersburg highlights the history of Bullittsburg Baptist Church. In 1794, the church was organized by Elders Joseph Redding and John Taylor along the north bend of the Ohio River. The congregation consisted of eight…

Historical Marker #954 in Jamestown commemorates Russell County being named for a War of 1812 veteran. Born in Virginia in 1758, William Russell had been an officer in the Revolutionary War and had fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain before…

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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