Historical Marker #133, located in Bullitt County, KY (Shepherdsville), marks the site of an 18th-century saltworks, which was the first industrial effort in Kentucky. Salt, although a commonplace ingredient today, was highly valued by early…

Historical Marker #1682, located in Fancy Farm, KY (Graves County) notes the longstanding and ongoing tradition of the annual Fancy Farm Picnic, a colorful political convention and cookout. Out of the many rules of culinary etiquette, perhaps one…

Historical Marker #1889, located in Simpsonville, KY (Shelby County) notes the centuries of history underlying the Old Stone Inn restaurant. The Old Stone Inn’s construction began in 1817, at the behest of wealthy Virginian Fleming P. Rogers.…

Historical Marker #2142, located in Louisville, KY (Jefferson County) commemorates the enterprising spirit and devoted philanthropy of world-famous chef Jennie Carter Benedict. Jennie was born on March 25, 1860 in the wealthy farming community of…

Historical Marker #2104, located in Augusta, KY (Bracken County) remembers the rich history and revived tradition of winemaking in Kentucky. In the early decades of America’s independence, a few primary concerns occupied the minds of the…

Historical Marker #832, located in Middlesboro, KY (Bell County) recalls the difficult work and community resilience that created an entirely new Appalachian town that still thrives today. Prior to 1886, the Yellow Creek Valley in Bell County’s…

Historical Marker #2192, located in Franklin County, KY (Frankfort), commemorates the business and culinary achievements of famous confectioner Ruth Booe. Ruth Hanly Booe was born on October 28, 1891. Little of her early life is documented, as…

Historical Marker #2282, located in Bowling Green, KY (Warren County) honors the adventurous spirit and talented charisma of Black musician and comedian Ernest Hogan. Ernest Reuben Crowdus Jr. was born on April 17, 1865 in Bowling Green to Reuben…

Historical Marker #1959, located in Pikeville, Kentucky (Pike County) honors the rare artistry and incredible resilience of Black poet Effie Waller Smith. Waller Smith was born on in Pike County on January 6, 1879, to formerly enslaved parents.…

Historical Marker #2038, located in Louisville, Kentucky (Jefferson County) marks the rich history of the Harrod’s Creek subdivision and its innovative creator, James Thomas Taylor. Harrod’s Creek began as a small port for flatboat traders during…

Historical Marker #2133, located in Louisville, KY (Jefferson County) remembers the outstanding ambition and skill of sculptor Enid Yandell. Enid was born in Louisville, Kentucky on October 6, 1869, to Lunsford Yandell, Jr., a prominent physician…

Historical Marker #2148, located in Elk Creek, Kentucky (Spencer County) remembers the creative spirit of James Morrison Heady. Heady was born in 1829 in Spencer County, on a large family farm between Elk Creek and Normandy. Throughout his…

Historical Marker #2194, located in Munfordville, KY (Hart County) celebrates the racial progressivism and valuable artistry of Black poet, writer, pastor, and educator Albery Allson Whitman. Albery was born on May 30, 1851, to enslaved parents…

Historical Marker #2186, located in Danville, Kentucky (Boyle County) commemorates the inspiring life and progressive work of Black educator John William Bate. Bate was born in 1854 at the Woodside Plantation on the outskirts of Louisville. His…

Historical Marker 2291, located in Louisville, Kentucky (Jefferson County), commemorates the vibrant life and legacy of Earl McDonald. Earl McDonald was born on October 2, 1885, in South Carolina. His mother and grandmother worked as servants for…

Historical Marker #653, located in Garner, KY (Knott County), celebrates the rich legacy and ongoing progress of Alice Lloyd College. The College derives its name from Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd, an educator and activist whose efforts brought new…