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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Augusta in Bracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Bracken County Wine

Bracken County Wine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
1. Bracken County Wine Marker
Inscription.  During the 1870s, leading wine-producing county of US, furnishing over 30,000 gallons annually, half the entire national production. Germans, finding soil here similar to that in France and Spain, brought grape cultivation and wine production to this area.

This last remaining wine cellar has 3-foot-thick walls of native limestone and a vaulted ceiling.
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1213.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. 38° 46.137′ N, 83° 59.673′ W. Marker is near Augusta, Kentucky, in Bracken County. Marker is on Augusta chatham Road (Kentucky Route 19) north of Mary Ingles Highway (Kentucky Route 8), on the left when traveling south. It it at the Baker-Bird Distillery and Winery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4465 Augusta Chatham Rd, Augusta KY 41002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Foster Inspiration (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of All American Veterans (approx. 0.4 miles away); Augusta College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Built by B.F. Powers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Augusta World War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Augusta In Civil War (approx. 0.7 miles away); Philip Buckner (1747-1820) (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Battle of Augusta Walking Tour (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
More about this marker. The Baker-Bird Distillery and Winery is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.
Also see . . .  Baker Bird Winery History Video (10½ minutes).
(Submitted on July 7, 2019.) 
Bracken County Wine Marker at Winery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
2. Bracken County Wine Marker at Winery
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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