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Blackey
C B Caudill Store & History Center
7822 Highway 7 S
Blackey KY 41804
Phone 606 633-3281
Web Site http://www.appalshop.org/cbcaudill/
Description collection of Appalachian artifacts in long-time country store/community
Type of Resource Historic Place
Building Type Store
Field of Study/Science Facility Oral History
New or Updated: 05/29/2003


  Danville

  Constitution Square State Historic Site

  134 South Second St

  Danville           KY           40422    

  Phone   859 239-7089

  Web Site  http://www.danville-ky.com/BoyleCounty/constitu.htm

  E-mail  mailto:brenda.willoughby@ky.gov

  Alt Web  http://parks.ky.gov/statehistoricsites/cs/

  Description  site of Kentucky's first seat of government; 1785 courthouse, meeting house, jail, post  office, rowhouses, schoolhouse, tavern, more

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Town

  Era  1784-1792

  Owner/Operator:  State of Kentucky
New or Updated:             8/19/2005


Kentucky

Fairview
Jefferson Davis Monument State Park
US Highway 68 E
Fairview KY 42240
Phone 270 886-1765
Web Site http://www.state.ky.us/agencies/parks/jefdav2.htm
Description CLOSED FOR REPAIRS 2003, reopening 2004 351 foot concrete obelisk honoring birthplace of Confederate States president
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Park
Building Type Civic
New or Updated: 06/07/2003

 

 

 

 
 

  KY

  Frankfort

  Executive Mansion

  704 Capitol Avenue

  Frankfort  KY  40601    

  Phone  502 564-3449

  Web Site  http://governorsmansion.ky.gov/

  E-mail  mailto:capitoltoursdesk@ky.gov

  Description  located next to the Capitol building, tours of public activity rooms

  Type of Resource  Historic Place

  Building Type  Governors Mansion

  Nature of Group or Site  Government

  Era 1914

  New or Updated:  4/20/2006

 

  KY

  Frankfort

  Kentucky State Capitol

  700 Capitol Ave

  Frankfort   KY  40601    

  Phone   502 564-3449

  Web Site  http://www.state.ky.us/agencies/finance/attract/capitol2.htm

  Description  murals, sculptures, First Lady Doll Collection, history & cultural exhibits

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Building Type   Capitol

  Nature of Group or Site  Government

  Collection A-F Dolls

  Era  1910

  New or Updated:  12/17/2004


 
KY

  Frankfort

  Old State Capitol

  Broadway & Lewis

  Frankfort   KY

  Phone   502 564-1792

  Web Site  http://history.ky.gov/Museums/Old_State_Capitol.htm

  Description  served from 1830 to 1910, re-creation of 19th century State Law Library,

                    Presidential Campaigns

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Presidents

  Building Type   Capitol

  Nature of Group or Site  Government

  Era  1830

  New or Updated:   12/7/2004

 
   
  Kentucky
Harrodsburg
Morgan Row Museum and Research Center
222 South Chiles Street
PO Box 316
Harrodsburg KY 40330
Phone 859 734-5985
Web Site http://www.harrodsburg.org/
Description two units of ca. 1800 row house, primarily a library
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus History Resource
Field of Study/Science Facility Genealogy
Research /Reading Library
Owner/Operator: Harrodsburg Historical Society
New or Updated: 06/15/2003
 

  KY

  Harrodsburg

  Old Fort Harrod State Park

  100 South College St

  PO Box 156

  Harrodsburg  KY    40330    

  Phone   859 734-3314

  Web Site  http://www.state.ky.us/agencies/parks/ftharrd2.htm

  Description  reconstruction of log stockade fort with blockhouses, cabins, other buildings

                    -- costumed interpreters engage in craft activities, animals -- outside are an

                    1830'c mansion, pioneer cemetery, cabin where Abraham Lincoln's parents

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Building Type   Fort

  Kind of Activity   Living History

  Era  1774

  New or Updated:  12/10/2004

 

  KY

  Harrodsburg

  Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill

  3501 Lexington Road

  Harrodsburg   KY  40330    

  Phone   859 734-5411

  Web Site  http://www.shakervillageky.org/

  Toll Free  8007345611

  E-mail  mailto:info@shakervillageky.org

  Alt Web  www.stepintohistory.com

  Description  Details on our sister site

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Religious

  Kind of Activity   Living History

  New or Updated:  12/14/2004

 
    KY
 
Hodgenville
 
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
 
2995 Lincoln Farm Road
 
Hodgenville  KY 42748 
 
Phone  270 358-3137
 
Alt Phone   270 358-3138
 
Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/abli/
 
Description  memorial contains a log cabin symbolic of the one in which Lincoln was born, visitor center with film on his life, family artifacts
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  President
 
Owner/Operator:  NPS
 
New or Updated:  6/6/2005

Kentucky
Lexington
Waveland SHS
225 Waveland Museum Lane
Lexington KY 40514
Phone 859 272-3611
Web Site http://www.kystateparks.com/agencies/parks/wavelan2.htm
Description established by Bryan family, headed by Daniel Boone's nephew, Greek Revival central house, slave quarters, outbuildings, trotting horse legacy
Type of Resource Historic Place
Building Type Plantation
New or Updated: 06/24/2003

  KY
 
Middlesboro
 
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
 
US 25E South
 
PO Box 1848
 
Middlesboro  KY  40965 
 
Phone   606 248-2817
 
Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/cuga/

  Alt Web  http://thesmokies.com/features/places/cumberland_gap/
 
Description  major route for migration through the Appalachians, used first by animals, then Native Americans, then over 200,000 settlers from 1775-1810.  Visitor center with film & exhibits, trails, camping
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Park
 
New or Updated:  7/2/2005

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  KY
 
Paducah
 
William Clark Market House Museum
 
Market House Square
 
Paducah   KY
 
Phone   270 443-7759
 
Web Site  http://www.paducah-tourism.org/detail.asp?recordid=141&main=Museums+%26+Attractions&content=Museums

  Description  located in market house, includes contents of List Drug Store
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Building Type   Store
 
Collection G-M  Glass
 
Era  1905
 
New or Updated:   6/19/2005

  KY

  Princeton

  Princeton Art Guild

  115 East Main St

  Princeton  KY 42445

  Web Site *****

  E-mail   mailto:artguild@ziggycom.net

  Alt Web http://www.stratton-inn.com/attractions.html

  Description  located in Champion-Sheperdson House, oldest structure in town

  Type of Resource  Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Arts

  New or Updated:   6/30/2007


Kentucky
Richmond
Fort Boonesborough State Park
4375 Boonesboro Road
Richmond  KY  40475    
 
Phone  859 527-3131
 
Web Site  http://www.state.ky.us/agencies/parks/ftboones.htm
 
Description  working fort with blockhouses, cabins, period furnishings, resident
                       
artisans, Kentucky River Museum in two restored lock houses
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Park
 
Building Type  Fort
 
Kind of Activity  Living History
 
New or Updated:  07/09/2003
 

  KY

  Russellville

  Red River Meeting House

  Hwy 663

  Russellville  KY

  Phone

  Web Site  http://www.goodshepherdfarm.us/1800/pcm.htm

  Alt Web  http://www.loganchamber.com/

  Description  site was a spark in the Second Great Awakening religious revival around 1800

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Religion

  New or Updated:        11/30/2005


  KY

  Russellville

  Schochoh Rosenwald One-Room School House Museum

  2200 Bowling Green Road

  Russellville         KY

  Phone   270 542-4880

  Web Site  http://www.visitlogancounty.com/activities.htm

  Alt Web  http://www.newsdemocratleader.com/articles/2004/06/08/news/news04.txt

  Description  by appointment

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Building

  Building Type   Schoolhouse

  Group Identity   African American

  New or Updated:           11/21/2005


  KY

  Tompkinsville

  Old Mulkey Meeting House SHS

  38 Old Mulkey Park Road

  Tompkinsville  KY   42167    

  Phone   270 487-8481

  Web Site  http://parks.ky.gov/statehistoricsites/om/index.htm

  E-mail  mailto:OldMulkey@ky.gov?subject=Request for Information - Old Mulkey Meeting House

  Alt Web  http://www.therestorationmovement.com/mulkeymtnghse.htm

  Description  log meetinghouse with cemetery holding Revolutionary War veterans and pioneers

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Building

  Building Type   Church

  Era  1804

  New or Updated:   10/5/2005

 
   

  KY

  Woodbury

  Green River Museum

  108 N Church Street

  Woodbury               KY           42288    

  Phone   270 526-6921

  Web Site  http://www.morgantownbutlerco.com/categorydetails.asp?ID=9&category=attractions

  Alt Web  http://www.thinkwestkentucky.com/historic/sites/butler.htm

  Description  museum in one time house of Superintendent of Lock & Dam # 4 on  Green River

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Canal

  Era  1912

  New or Updated:           10/14/2005

 
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