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Near Augusta in Bracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bracken County Wine

 
 
Bracken County Wine Marker image. Click for full size.
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bracken County, 1796 (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Foster Inspiration
Bracken County Wine Marker at Winery image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
2. Bracken County Wine Marker at Winery
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Augusta College (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); Augusta Confederate Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Utopia (approx. 3.4 miles away in Ohio). 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.) 
 
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More. Search the internet for Bracken County Wine.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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