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.)
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 Gratz Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midway KY 40347, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Sue Mundy" Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan at Midway St. Francis Church (approx. 4 miles away); Confederate Governor (approx. 4.4 miles away); Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Branham's Mill / Galloway Pike Iron Bridge (approx. 5.9 miles away); Choctaw Indian Academy (approx. 6 miles away); Buena Vista / Todd House (approx. 6 miles 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.)
Categories. • African Americans • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.