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Historical Marker #905 in Floyd County notes one of the most unique tracts of land in Kentucky. Floyd County was originally composed of 3,600 square miles of land when it was founded in 1799. Throughout the nineteenth century, sections of the…

Historical Marker #637 in Carter County notes the route of retreat north from Cumberland Gap made by Union General George W. Morgan's Union force during the fall of 1862. That September, Confederate troops led by General Carter L. Stevenson neared…

Historical Marker #1006 in McCracken County commemorates the Jackson Purchase. This land, which was secured in 1818, includes Kentucky's eight westernmost counties, including McCracken County. The purchase was primarily negotiated by two agents…

Historical Marker #43 in Munfordville commemorates the establishment of Hart County, which is named in honor of a War of 1812 veteran. Nathaniel Hart was born in Maryland and moved to Lexington in 1794. In Kentucky, Hart owned a rope factory and…

Historical Markers #206 and #207 commemorate the Loretto Sisters and the community of Loretto in Marion County. The Sisterhood of Loretto was established in Marion County in order to promote female piety and education. The Reverend Charles…

Historical Marker #1063 commemorates the Old Union Missionary Baptist Church, considered to be the oldest, continuous congregation in Warren County. When the Kentucky Legislature passed an act in 1795 granting each settler the right to own 200 acres…

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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. Read more About Us