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Pilgrim Baptist Church
2019-07-20 06:05
Midway, Kentucky.This church was organized on the second Sunday in January 1872 by Reverend James Knox Polk and 16 charter members. Rev. Polk was pastor for 47 years until his death in 1918… Read More
Colored Orphan Industrial Home
2019-07-20 05:58
Lexington, Kentucky.Led by Mrs. E. Belle Mitchell Jackson, orphan home opened here 1894. Orphans and other black youth learned to read and write and acquired a trade; also refuge for elderly… Read More
2019-07-20 05:27
near Carlisle, Kentucky.Site of home and grave of Major Geo. M. Bedinger over on hilltop. Born Pa. 1756. Died 1843. Officer War of Revolution. In defense of Boonesborough, 1779, and at siege… Read More
Col. Daniel Boone
2019-07-20 04:48
near Carlisle, Kentucky.Daniel Boone's last home in Ky. In spring of 1795, Daniel Boone and his wife returned from Va. and built log cabin. Restored cabin. ? Boone and family lived here unti… Read More
Forest Retreat
2019-07-20 04:17
near Carlisle, Kentucky.Built in 1820 by Thomas Metcalfe, born Va. 1780, died 1855, buried here. Capt., War of 1812; member Congress 1819-28; Governor 1828-32; Ky. Senate 1834-38; U.S. Senat… Read More
U.S.C.T. Burials In The National Cemetery
2019-07-20 03:56
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.U.S. Colored Troops Beginning in March 1863, the federal government began actively recruiting black men for the Union Army. A few months later, the War Department… Read More
St. Matthew A.M.E. Church
2019-07-20 03:29
Midway, Kentucky.St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church. Est. in 1860. Served as a recruitment office during Civil War. Lot was purchased May 9, 1854, for location of first church bu… Read More
Midway Christian Church
2019-07-20 03:15
Midway, Kentucky.Early members of this church met on Main St. soon after the town was founded in 1833. Dr. L .L. Pinkerton dedicated first building on this site, Christmas Day, 1844. Pinkert… Read More
Roadside Development
2019-07-20 02:58
near Plymouth, Michigan.This comfort station was one of the early public rest stops, and it was a prototype for roadside development. When originally constructed in 1937, this station had a… Read More
2019-07-20 02:52
Midway, Kentucky.First Kentucky town established by a railroad. In 1831, Lexington and Ohio Railroad Co. began railroad between Lexington and Frankfort. First train reached midway point, 183… Read More

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