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Kentucky Historical Society markers to commemorate Burlington history

Tuesday, 05 20, 2014

Janene Zaccone
502-564-1792, ext. 4490
janene.zaccone@ky.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 20, 2014) – Two new Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) historical markers, one at the Dinsmore Homestead and the other in downtown Burlington, will highlight early Burlington history.

 

Dedication ceremonies are set for the first week in June.

 

The Dinsmore Homestead dedication will be Sunday, June 1, at 3 p.m. EDT at 5656 Burlington Pike. The house, which dates to 1842, was home to James and Martha Macomb Dinsmore and was the center of a typical large, antebellum Boone County farm.

 

Burlington, itself, is the subject of a marker that will be dedicated Sunday, June 8, at 3 p.m. EDT at 2988 Washington St. The marker notes the county seat’s start as Craig’s Camp in 1799 and its name change in 1816 to Burlington.

 

The Boone County Historical Society sponsors both markers.

 

More than 2,200 historical markers statewide tell Kentucky’s history. More information about the marker application process, a database of markers and their text and the Explore Kentucky History app, a virtual tour of markers by theme, is at history.ky.gov/markers. KHS administers the Kentucky Historical Marker Program in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

 

For more information, contact Becky Riddle, Kentucky Historical Marker Program coordinator, at 502-564-1792, ext. 4474 or becky.riddle@ky.gov.

 

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The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about KHS and its programs, visit history.ky.gov.