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Historical marker #1812 in McLean County celebrates the life of William Worthington. On May 7, 1761, Worthington was born in Frederick County, Virginia. He married Mary (Meason) Worthington. In 1784, the couple moved from Virginia to Kentucky.…

Historical Marker #507 in Newport commemorates the location where Kentucky volunteers crossed the Ohio River on their way to assist General William Hull against the British and Native American forces besieging Detroit during the War of 1812. …

Historical marker #2521 commemorates the life of Willis A. "Mose" Lee Jr. Lee was an Owen County native whose accomplishments had largely faded from public memory until a group of middle schoolers restored the Vice Admiral to a prominent place in…

Historical Marker #2311 in Southgate is dedicated to the notable political figures buried at Evergreen Cemetery. Prominent politicians interned at the cemetery include John Wooleston Tibbatts, Thomas Laurens Jones, Albert S. Berry, Brent Spence,…

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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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