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Historical marker #1251 in La Grange tells the history of Oldham County. It became a county in 1824, having been formed from parts of Henry, Jefferson, and Shelby Counties, making it the 74th Kentucky County. The naming of the county is credited…

Historical Marker #1306 in Clinton County notes the birthplace of Kentucky's twenty-third governor, Thomas E. Bramlette. Bramlette's tenure as governor of Kentucky included four of the state's most troubled years. He was elected in…

Historical Marker #1193 in Owingsville notes the history of the Owings House and it original owner, Thomas Deye Owings. Before the town of Owingsville was founded, most of the surrounding land was owned by either politician Richard Menefee or…

Historical Marker #1913 commemorates one of the last incidents in the Hatfield-McCoy feud. Ellison Mounts, a poor twenty-five-year-old who took part in the raid of the McCoy’s home in 1888, was found guilty of the murder of Alifair McCoy (event…

Marker #1970 in Anderson County notes the achievements of Anna Mac Clarke as a pioneer in military leadership and in ending segregation on military bases. Anna Mack Mitchel was born on June 20, 1919, in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Her mother, Nora…

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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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