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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Oldham County, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Oldham County, Kentucky and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Oldham County, KY (28) Henry County, KY (9) Jefferson County, KY (357) Shelby County, KY (25) Trimble County, KY (6) Clark County, IN (51)  OldhamCounty(28) Oldham County (28)  HenryCounty(9) Henry County (9)  JeffersonCounty(357) Jefferson County (357)  ShelbyCounty(25) Shelby County (25)  TrimbleCounty(6) Trimble County (6)  ClarkCountyIndiana(51) Clark County (51)
La Grange is the county seat for Oldham County
Adjacent to Oldham County, Kentucky
      Henry County (9)  
      Jefferson County (357)  
      Shelby County (25)  
      Trimble County (6)  
      Clark County, Indiana (51)  
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1 Kentucky, Oldham County, Crestwood — 650 — David Wark Griffith1875 - 1948
Oldham County native buried here. Renowned as director-producer of The Birth of a Nation, film drama of Civil War and post-bellum era, and also Intolerance, Orphans of the Storm, Broken Blossoms. He created dramatic and photographic effects, . . . Map (db m25924) HM
2 Kentucky, Oldham County, Crestwood — Farming Community Around The Maples Park
The area east of the Maples Park was originally known as “Beard's Station” and was a stop along local stagecoach routes. With the introduction of the railroad, the name was shortened to “Beard” and subsequently “Crestwood,” in 1909, after locals . . . Map (db m223400) HM
3 Kentucky, Oldham County, Crestwood — History of the Maples Park
Known historically as “The Maples,” these beautiful 22 acres was once use for small-scale farming and countryside enjoyment. Purchased at the turn of the 20th century, Henry L. Ott (1878-1933) and his wife Margaret Klaus Ott (1887-1958) named the . . . Map (db m223396) HM
4 Kentucky, Oldham County, Crestwood — 2470 — Richard James Oglesby
Born on July 25, 1824 in Floydsburg, Oldham Co., he was one of eight children born to Col. Jacob and Isabella Watson Oglesby, who, with two of his siblings, died in the 1833 cholera epidemic. Oglesby was raised by an uncle and moved to Decatur, Ill. . . . Map (db m174576) HM
5 Kentucky, Oldham County, Goshen — 2156 — Woodland Farm
Formerly known as Clifton, home’s three sections built at different times. Thomas Barbour, a founder of Oldham County, established farm and built third portion of home circa 1840. He sold farm in 1855 to Richard T. Jacob, who . . . Map (db m136157) HM
6 Kentucky, Oldham County, La Grange — 104 East Main Streetcirca 1910
This property is on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m96043) HM
7 Kentucky, Oldham County, La Grange — 752 — A Masonic Leader
Home of Dr. Rob Morris, 1818-88. In 1884 "crowned Poet Laureate of Freemasonry." Founded the Order of the Eastern Star. He was born near Boston, Mass., lived 28 years here. From 1861 to 1865 president of the Masonic College, located in La Grange, . . . Map (db m96058) HM
8 Kentucky, Oldham County, La Grange — Buddy Pepper House
Buddy Pepper (1922-1993) a pianist, songwriter, and actor during Hollywood's “Golden Age,” lived in this house from his birth through 1932. He is best remembered as a writer of the most popular song of 1953, “Vaya Con Dios,” which was recorded . . . Map (db m223377) HM
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9 Kentucky, Oldham County, La Grange — Colonel William Oldham
Oldham was the 75th county created by the Kentucky Legislature. It was formed on January 15, 1824, from portions of Jefferson, Henry and Shelby Counties. The county is named for William Oldham, Revolutionary War patriot and early pioneer. . . . Map (db m136163) HM
10 Kentucky, Oldham County, La Grange — 957 — Funk Seminary Site
In 1841 William M. Funk bequeathed $10,000 to establish seminary. It was chartered by Legislature and erected here, 1842. In 1844 Grand Lodge of Ky. assumed control and changed it to Masonic College. In 1852 changed to Masonic University of . . . Map (db m136169) HM
11 Kentucky, Oldham County, La Grange — 2536 — James and Amanda Mount Home / J.C. Barnett Library and Archives
James and Amanda Mount Home. Built circa 1840, this restored four square home was originally home to James Mount (1796-1864) and wife, Amanda Malvina Railey Mount (1810-1888). Amanda was the first cousin once removed of Thomas Jefferson. . . . Map (db m136161) HM
12 Kentucky, Oldham County, La Grange — 2418 — Lagrange Training School / Rosenwald Schools
Built in 1921-22, it was the ninth school in Ky. for African Americans supported by the Julius Rosenwald Grant. After completing the first 8 years of school, students were bussed 25 miles to the Lincoln Institute in Shelby Co. to attend high . . . Map (db m136159) HM
13 Kentucky, Oldham County, La Grange — McCarty and Ricketts Funeral Home
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m223393) HM
14 Kentucky, Oldham County, La Grange — Oldham County History Center
From 2016 to 2018, the Oldham County History Center Compus was updated with renovations completed on the Rob Morris Educational Building and the J.C. Barnett Library and Archives. This work was done by inmates from Roederer Correctional Complex with . . . Map (db m223384) HM
15 Kentucky, Oldham County, La Grange — Oldham County History Center
Town lots for LaGrange were laid out by 1827 and the population of the town in 1830 was listed as 27. By 1850 there were 400 residents as the railroad attracted new businesses. The older frame buildings on the campus reflect the typical architecture . . . Map (db m223385) HM
16 Kentucky, Oldham County, La Grange — Oldham County History Center
Road Warrior Sculpture — This sculpture represents Oldham County native and WWII veteran, Dr. E. Bruce Heilman (1926-2019). When Bruce Heilman turned 86 he circled the lower 48 states on his Marine issue Harley, traveling 9,200 miles to bring . . . Map (db m223387) HM
17 Kentucky, Oldham County, La Grange — Oldham County History Center
Rob Morris Educational Building – The Rob Morris Educational Building was constructed in 1880 as a Presbyterian church with land donated by Amanda Mount. Amanda's son, John, married Ruth Electa Morris, daughter of Rob and Charlotte Morris. Dr. . . . Map (db m223390) HM
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18 Kentucky, Oldham County, La Grange — War MemorialCenotaph
Dedicated to those who died in the service of their country that the spirit of liberty and freedom might live Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord Leonard Brumback • Winslow Couch • Raymond Gehring • Louis S. Gibson Virgil L. . . . Map (db m96040) WM
19 Kentucky, Oldham County, La Grange — William T. Barbour House1840
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m96057) HM
20 Kentucky, Oldham County, LaGrange — 1251 — Oldham County, 1824
Taken from parts of Jefferson, Shelby, and Henry counties, it was the 74th formed. Named for Col. William Oldham, native Virginian, officer in War of Revolution. Commanded regiment of Kentucky militia in ill-fated Indian campaign on Wabash . . . Map (db m61868) HM
21 Kentucky, Oldham County, LaGrange — Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m61892) WM
22 Kentucky, Oldham County, LaGrange — William Berry Taylor of Spring Hill
1827 - 1927 Upon the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the town of LaGrange as county seat of Oldham County Kentucky this stone is placed in honour of the founder William Berry Taylor of Spring Hill Born 1768 - Died . . . Map (db m61894) HM
23 Kentucky, Oldham County, Pewee Valley — 2503 — Annie Fellows Johnston
Annie Fellows Johnston 1863-1931 A celebrated author of children's fiction, she was best known for her "Little Colonel" novels. While visiting relatives in Pewee Valley, she met five-year-old Hattie Cochran and her grandfather, Col. Geo. . . . Map (db m104115) HM
24 Kentucky, Oldham County, Pewee Valley — Confederate Home Cemetery
"In this plot are buried 313 Confederate soldiers who were residents of the Kentucky Confederate Home. This home was purchased by the Southern people of the state. Furnished by the Kentucky division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, . . . Map (db m174573) HM
25 Kentucky, Oldham County, Pewee Valley — 182 — CSA Cemetery
In burying ground 1 mile south, marked by granite obelisk, lie the remains of 313 soldiers who died while residents of the Kentucky Confederate home. The home was located on the high ground just northwest of here. It was used for CSA veterans, 1902 . . . Map (db m174490) HM
26 Kentucky, Oldham County, Pewee Valley — 183 — Pewee Valleyformerly "Smith's Station"
Setting of famous "Little Colonel" and other fictional portrayals of life in Pewee Valley by Annie Fellows Johnston. Her stately home, "The Beeches," 1/2 mile N.W. Most prominent town founder was Henry S. Smith, 1802-83. A trustee of the town, he . . . Map (db m205138) HM
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27 Kentucky, Oldham County, Westport — 909 — Westport
First called Liberty, located on 1780 grant to Elijah Craig. Ferry operated here by Levi Boyer early as 1800 formed a link in route to Illinois country. Town became a port to the west -- Westport. In the steamboat era, the town was a thriving port . . . Map (db m42974) HM
28 Kentucky, Oldham County, Westport — 2594 — Westport Courthouse / The Courthouse and Enslavement
Westport Courthouse First court session held here in 1828. In addition to indicting criminals and appointing justices of the peace, the court resolved sales, auctions, and escapes of enslaved people & settled disputes pertaining to slave . . . Map (db m174579) HM
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May. 27, 2023