Midway in Woodford County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Edward Dudley Brown / Noted Horseman
Edward Dudley Brown
This well known African American horse owner, trainer, developer, and jockey was born into slavery, 1850. Raised as a stable boy near Midway, he was nicknamed "Brown Dick" after the record-setting racehorse of that name. Brown was associated with great horses such as Asteroid, Ducat, and Kingfisher.
"Brown Dick" worked with Kentucky Derby winners Baden Baden (1877), Ben Brush (1898). He died at a friend's house in Louisville, May 1906 of tuberculosis and was returned to Midway for burial. He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1984.
Erected 1988 by City of Midway and the Ky African American Heritage Commission. (Marker Number 2027.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Sports.
Location. 38° 9.008′ N, 84° 40.978′ W. Marker is in Midway, Kentucky, in Woodford County. Marker is on East Main Street 0.1 miles west of North Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midway KY 40347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Sue Mundy" Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan at Midway (within shouting distance of this marker); Midway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Midway Christian Church (about 400 feet away); St. Matthew A.M.E. Church (about 600 feet away); Midway Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sons & Daughters of Relief Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Pilgrim Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
Also see . . .
1. Edward Dudley Brown. Explore Kentucky History (Submitted on September 22, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Edward Dudley "Brown Dick" Brown at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 22, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.