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Fort Necessity

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Williamstown, Ohio.
7/8 mile west – site of Fort Necessity Erected in 1812 by Hull’s army on its march north- ward from Fort McArthur, when incessant rains and mud made further advance impossible.

(Forts, Castles • Roads & Vehicles • War of 1812) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Walnut Groves Farm

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near Bloomfield, Kentucky.
Front Established in 1818 when Samuel Boone Merrifield and his wife, Frances Bemiss, purchased 333 acres on Simpson Creek. Farm was originally a 1,000-acre Virginia land grant, signed by Governor Patrick Henry, to Thomas . . .

(Architecture • Notable Buildings • Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Ham Brown Log Cabin

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near Bloomfield, Kentucky.
Prior to the Civil War, Ham Brown was “a free man of color.” On May 21, 1866, he purchased the cabin in Bloomfield and it remained in his family until 1980. Ham, a shoemaker, and Adeline Brown had seven children. Vacant and . . .

(African Americans • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Guerrilla Quantrill

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Wakefield, Kentucky.
William Quantrill, alias Captain Clarke, 4th Mo. Cav., taken here on May 10, 1865, ending four months Central Kentucky guerrilla raids. Surrounded in Wakefield's barn by Captain Terrill's 30 Kentuckians. Quantrill tried . . .

(Notable Persons • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Spencer House

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Taylorsville, Kentucky.
This popular rest stop on the Louisville-Taylorsville stage route was famous hotel and tavern for many years. Built ca. 1838 by Frederick B. Mathis, this 20-room brick structure was later owned by Isaiah Yocum, Confederate . . .

(Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

County Named, 1824

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Taylorsville, Kentucky.
For Capt. Spear Spencer, Kentucky "Corn Stalk" Militia, 1792-1801. With St. Clair and Wayne Indian campaigns. Captain of Militia of Harrison Co., Ind., 1809. Formed Spencer's "Yellow Jackets", joined Gen. Wm. Henry . . .

(Political Subdivisions • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Courthouse Burned

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Taylorsville, Kentucky.
Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map on the reverse side. Courthouse at Taylorsville was . . .

(Notable Buildings • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Virginia Avenue Tunnel (1906-2015)

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Navy Yard, District of Columbia.
As automobile and streetcar use increased during the early 20th century, at-grade railroad crossings created safety hazards throughout the city. To address this issue, the newly formed Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

William Syphax Public School

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Southwest, District of Columbia.
William Syphax Public School, built in 1902 to serve African American children under the city's then-segregated school system, honored the first president of the Board of Trustees of the DC Colored Schools. The original . . .

(African Americans • Architecture • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Taylorsville

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Taylorsville, Kentucky.
Named in honor of Virginia native Richard Taylor, who donated sixty acres of land in 1799 for a town at forks of Brashear's Creek and Salt River. Taylor operated a grist mill nearby. Town became county seat of Spencer in . . .

(Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Evans-Tibbs House

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U Street Corridor, District of Columbia.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

(African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Buildings • Women) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

"Vaucluse"

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Yoder, Kentucky.
House built by Jacob Yoder ca. 1806 and known as "Beechland" until his death. This Rev. War soldier and Indian fighter left Fort Redstone (Pa.), 1782, on first flatboat to descend Mississippi River. Yoder arrived in New . . .

(Notable Persons • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

A National Cemetery System

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Livingston Town Hall

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Livingston, New York.
This section of Town Hall was built by Walter Haynor Jr, on lands conveyed by Solon Smith and his wife Ellen on the 30th of April 1895. At a meeting in Walter Haynor’s house, building of the Town Hall was approved on the . . .

(Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Ireland's Medieval Mile

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, Ireland.
Tholsel High Street's most significant building, gets its name from the old English words "tol' and "sael" meaning the hall of taxes. The Tholsel was erected circa 1578 and re-built in 1761. It has served Kilkenny as a . . .

(Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Old Rhinebeck

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Rhinebeck, New York.
Original location of the Village of Rhinebeck Site of oldest church in northern precinct of Dutchess County

(Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

James Morrison Heady

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Elk Creek, Kentucky.
Side 1 The Blind Bard of Kentucky was blind by fifteen and deaf before forty. Neither condition limited his contributions. As friends read aloud, he embossed notes on the Diplograph machine he invented and built. He invented . . .

(Notable Persons • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

"Horrible Massacre" / African American Cemetery

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near Simpsonville, Kentucky.
"Horrible Massacre" On January 25, 1865, Co. E. 5th United States Colored Calvary (USCC) attacked by Confederate guerillas while driving herd of 900 cattle to Louisville. About 22 men killed and at least eight severely . . .

(African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lincoln Institute Campus

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Simpsonville, Kentucky.
Founded by Berea College trustees with Pres. Frost main fundraiser. This occurred after Day Law (1904) stopped coeducation of whites and blacks. In 1909, Berea board bought three farms totaling 444 acres for a school. . . .

(African Americans • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Whitney M. Young, Jr. (1921-1971)

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near Simpsonville, Kentucky.
Civil rights leader born here. Son of distinguished educator, Dr. Whitney M. Young, Sr. Served in US Army, World War II. Graduated Ky. State College, 1941; U. of Minn., 1947. Director of Urban Leagues in Minn. and Neb., . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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