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Historical markers #1986 and #1987 note the location and significance of the Labrot and Graham Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky. The Labrot and Graham distillery holds the distinction of being one of the oldest working distilleries in Kentucky.…

Historical Marker #889, located on the courthouse lawn in Alexandria, commemorates the creation of Campbell County as the nineteenth county in the state. It was named in honor of Colonel John Campbell, a Revolutionary War officer. Campbell…

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 Markers #728 and #1341, one in Lebanon and the other in Marion County, note the accomplishments of J. Proctor Knott, a U.S. congressman and governor of Kentucky. Knott was born in 1830 near Raywick in what would become Marion County.…

Historical Marker #2387 in Harlan County commemorates the Pine Mountain Settlement School. William Creech, an early settler in the Pine Mountain valley, realized the need for a good school in the area. Creech had purchased seven hundred acres of…

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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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