Historical marker #1288 in Graves County stands in front of the Wooldridge Monuments, a series of fifteen life-size statues in the Maplewood Cemetery. Colonel Henry Wooldridge was a horse breeder, farmer, and fox hunter. Following the Civil War,…

Historical marker #1839 in Maysville (Mason County) is located at the summer home of Stanley Forman Reed, who served as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court for nineteen years.  Stanley F. Reed was born in Minerva, Kentucky, on December 31, 1884. At…

Historical marker #2250 in Winchester (Clark County) commemorates the life of Homer Ledford, a musician and craftsman who founded the Cabin Creek Band.  Born in Alpine, Tennessee, on September 26, 1927, Homer Ledford began making musical instruments…

Historical marker #2366 in Louisville marks the boyhood home and the legacy of Louis D. Brandeis, who was the first Jewish judge to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. Louis Brandeis was born on November 13, 1856 in Louisville.…

Historical marker #100 in Adairville, KY (Logan County) marks the site of a duel between future president Andrew Jackson and Charles Dickinson.    On May 30, 1806, Charles Dickinson, an attorney from Nashville, TN, and Andrew Jackson engaged in a…

Historical marker #1879 in Guthrie (Todd County) marks the boyhood home of Robert Penn Warren, the only person to have won a Pulitzer Prize in the separate categories of fiction and poetry.   Robert Penn Warren was born in Guthrie, KY, on April…

Historical marker #1899 in Louisville (Jefferson County) celebrates the career of actress and singer Irene Dunne, who was nominated five times for an Academy Award for her performances.  Dunne was born in Louisville, KY, on December 20, 1898, to…

Historical marker #636 in Louisa, Kentucky (Lawrence County) honors Frederick “Fred” M. Vinson, who served as a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, a federal appellate judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, as U.S. Secretary of the…

Historical marker #1039 in Barren County marks the former site of Bell’s Tavern. The Tavern was a popular stagecoach stop between Louisville and Nashville, situated just outside Mammoth Cave. Bell’s Tavern was built in the late 1820s by men…

Historical marker #1718 in Glasgow (Barren County) honors Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Arthur Krock, also known as the “Dean of Washington newsmen.”   Krock was born in Glasgow, Kentucky, on November 16, 1886, and was raised by his…

Historical marker #2075 in Flemingsburg recounts the accomplishments of legendary pianist Herman Chittison, whose contributions to the evolution of jazz left an indelible mark on American music.  Herman Chittison was born in Flemingsburg, KY, on…

Historical marker #2499 commemorates the fabrication of the first Louisville Slugger bat by the Hillerich & Son Co., now the Hillerich & Bradsby Co. The marker is located outside of the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, where…

Historical marker #2150 commemorates the life and career of Rosemary Clooney, who was born in Maysville, KY. Rosemary Clooney was born on May 23, 1928, on Front Street in Maysville, one of five children born to her parents. When she was…

Historical Marker #2164 in Morganfield commemorates baseball legend Jackie Robinson, who began his career at Camp Breckinridge in Union County, Kentucky. Jack “Jackie” Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919. His mother, Mallie…

Historical marker #2623 marks the location of Cedar Hill Cemetery in Princeton, Kentucky. Cedar Hill Cemetery was founded in 1809 and originally was called City Cemetery. The first known burial in the cemetery was of Captain William Prince, the…

Historical marker # 1048, located seven miles southwest of Winchester, commemorates Colonel John Holder and the industrial center that he established on Lower Howard’s Creek in the late eighteenth century. John Holder was born on the Blue Ridge…

Historical Marker #2635 in Covington, Kentucky, highlights the more than 12,000-year history of humans living, farming, and hunting in the Kenton County area near the Ohio and Licking Rivers. The earliest documented groups of people living and…

Historical marker #2634 in Ft. Wright, Kentucky, commemorates the 3-L Highway. The road connected the horse racing cities of Lexington, Louisville, and Latonia in the early twentieth century. As horse racing became a leading tourism and…

Historical marker #2620 in Daviess County marks the site of Fourth Street Baptist Church, the oldest African American church in the county. Among the first Baptist churches established in what is now Daviess County, Yelvington Baptist Church, was…

Historical marker #2612 commemorates frontier lawman Virgil Earp and his family. The Earp family settled in Ohio County, Kentucky, in 1827, where they stayed for 20 years. Nicholas Earp and Virginia Cooksey married in Hartford in 1840. While in…

Historical marker #2607 commemorates Dunham High School, located in Letcher County. Jenkins, Kentucky is located at the foot of Pine Mountain and was founded by the Consolidation Coal Company (CCC) and named in honor George C. Jenkins of…

Historical marker #2629 commemorates the Huntertown community located in Woodford County. Huntertown was an African American hamlet, or “freetown,” located in Woodford County and was settled following the Civil War. On August 29, 1871, formerly…

Historical marker #2616 in Jefferson County commemorates the founding of the Dirt Bowl basketball tournament in Algonquin Park. In the summer of 1969, Janis Carter and Ben Watkins were serving as supervisors for summer activities at Algonquin Park.…

Ted Poston, the subject of historical marker #2518, in Hopkinsville, was the “Dean of Black Journalists.” For 36 years, from 1936 until his retirement in 1972, Mr. Poston wrote for the New York Post as a staff writer. Poston was born in Hopkinsville…

Historical Marker 2617 notes the first seat of Madison County: Milford. The county was formed from Lincoln County in 1785, by an act of the Virginia General Assembly, and became an officially designated area on August 22, 1786. Once formed as a…

Historical marker #2608, located in Nicholas County, KY on the Bourbon County line, commemorates Major John Miller, the founder of Millersburg, Kentucky. Major John Miller was born in Sherman’s Valley, near Carlisle, Cumberland county,…

Historical marker #2609, located in Jefferson County, commemorates the life and legacy of Nannie Helen Burroughs, suffragist, orator, educator, and club/church leader for gender and racial equality. During Nannie Helen Burroughs’ lifetime, she…

Historical Marker #2593 stands at the site of Muhammad Ali’s grade school. Known at the time as the Virginia Avenue Colored School, Ali was a pupil there from 1948 to 1954. Ali, at the time called Cassius Clay, first began to hone his boxing…

Historical marker #2592 commemorates the location of the gym where Muhammad Ali was first introduced to boxing. We share stories about our heroes: epic deeds, fantastic feats, and improbable origins. These folktales exist to teach lessons or…

Historic marker #2591 denotes Chickasaw Park, a public park on Louisville’s west side. While living in the neighborhood, Muhammad Ali ran the trails and paths in the park. Neighbors recall seeing Ali running through the park with his 1960 Olympic…