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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Stanford, Kentucky
Location of Stanford, Kentucky
► Lincoln County (37) ► Boyle County (125) ► Casey County (5) ► Garrard County (19) ► Pulaski County (54) ► Rockcastle County (12)
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|On Danville Avenue (County Route 300), on the right when traveling south. |
| Alcorn Homestead Former home of Sophia K. Alcorn. Born in Lincoln County in 1883, she invented the Tadoma method to teach deaf~blind individuals to speak through the feel of sound vibrations from the lips and cheeks. The method was named for . . . — — Map (db m105362) HM|
|On Mill Street at Plum Street, on the left when traveling north on Mill Street. |
|Completed in 1881 and originally named Lincoln Mills, it struggled to be successful until purchased by S. H. Baughman in 1892. Joined by his brothers, Jim and John, and brother-in-law, Walter McKinney, it became J. H. Baughman & Co. The mill ground . . . — — Map (db m105273) HM|
|On East Main Street (Kentucky Route 78), on the left when traveling east. |
|Established Logan's Fort 1775
Pioneer, Patriot, Soldier, Statesman
1925 — — Map (db m114269) HM|
|On Boneyville Road at Spoonamore Road, on the right when traveling west on Boneyville Road. |
|One of several “free towns” in Lincoln Co. Created in 1867 from Hugh Hays’ estate and named for founder, Napoleon Bonaparte Hays (1838-1907). “Boney” earned freedom in 1864 enlisting at Camp Nelson as Pvt., Co. C., 12th Regt. . . . — — Map (db m120132) HM|
|On Danville Road (County Route 300) at Wilderness Road (Kentucky Route 150) on Danville Road. |
|Bright's Inn, a stagecoach stop near the Wilderness Road, was built in 1815 by Capt. John Bright. The original inn was constructed of logs, and, in 1820, a two-story limestone addition was built for travelers going from Lexington to the Cumberland . . . — — Map (db m105361) HM|
|On East Main Street, on the left when traveling east. |
|Chiefs Oconostota, Attacullaculla, & Sewanooko signed the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals in 1775 which relinquished Cherokee claims to most of present-day Kentucky. It was the largest land cession in the history of the frontier, up to that time, & led to . . . — — Map (db m105391) HM|
|On Main Street (Business U.S. 150) at 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. |
|For Benjamin Lincoln, 1733-1810. Born Mass. In War of Revolution took Mass. Regts. to reinforce New York, 1776; at Saratoga, 1777, cut Burgoyne's communications with Canada; 1778, command of Southern Department. Commissioned by Washington to receive . . . — — Map (db m49734) HM|
|On Main Street (Business U.S. 150), on the left when traveling west. |
|The Stanford Presbyterian Church, founded 1788 on this site, on Old Wilderness Trail. Land given by Mary Briggs, sister of Gen. Benjamin Logan. Church moved to its present site, 1838; land given by Logan, one of founders. In 1797, David Rice, father . . . — — Map (db m49736) HM|
|On Depot Street at Plum Street, on the right when traveling south on Depot Street. |
The Stanford Depot has been a source of heartbreak and joy for the families of Lincoln County since May 17, 1866. The arrival of passenger service meant that loved ones departed, sometimes never to return. The first Louisville & Nashville depot, . . . — — Map (db m105355) HM|
The General and Statesman
Isaac Shelby’s military decisions at the Battle of King’s Mountain in 1779 secured a critical victory for America during the Revolutionary War. Before war’s end, Shelby had also served in the North Carolina . . . — — Map (db m120217) HM|
|Isaac Shelby, soldier, statesman, and surveyor, was Kentucky’s first governor. He served from 1792 to 1796 and was re-elected in 1812.
Shelby came to Kentucky in 1774 when he was hired by the Transylvania Company to survey the new Kentucky . . . — — Map (db m120117) HM|
|On Main Street at Mill Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. |
|The city of Stanford was incorporated on April 4, 1861 but its history goes back to 1775. Stanford is the second oldest permanent settlement in Kentucky and the county seat of Lincoln County, one of the original three counties of . . . — — Map (db m105363) HM|
|On 3rd Street at Main Street, on the left when traveling north on 3rd Street. |
|Benjamin Logan built Logan's Fort at St. Asaphs, mile to west, 1776. Kentucky County, Virginia, formed 1776. First land court, St. Asaphs 1779. Kentucky made into Lincoln, Jefferson, Fayette counties, 1780. In 1785 part of Lincoln taken for Madison . . . — — Map (db m105390) HM|
|On Danville Street (Business U.S. 150) at Water Street (or Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd), on the left when traveling north on Danville Street. |
|Colonel Benjamine Logan settled here after leaving party of Colonel Henderson at Hazel Patch because of settlement plans. Scene of courageous rescue of fallen companion by Logan in Indian attack – 1777. — — Map (db m49737) HM|
|On Danville Road (Kentucky Route 150), on the right when traveling north. |
| Lt. Richard Caswell Saufley This aviation pioneer was awarded two Aviation Medals of Merit by the Aero Club of America: one for efficient air service in an expedition, 1914, and another for breaking the world's altitude record twice in . . . — — Map (db m105409) HM|
|On Moores Lane, on the right when traveling west. |
|Daniel McCormack donated land for church, graveyard and school, 1819, to replace log church built by Baptists, circa 1785. Structure was used by several denominations. In 1830 most of original members became affiliated with the Disciples of Christ, . . . — — Map (db m120129) HM|
|On U.S. 27 at Kentucky Route 643, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 27. |
|A German-Swiss settlement, 4 miles southeast, started by immigrants, early 1880s. Guided here by Joseph Ottenheimer "to this land of great opportunity" they found it to be a wilderness. Undaunted they built crude log cabins, then cleared the virgin . . . — — Map (db m67852) HM|
|On East Main Street (U.S. BUS 150) at 1st Street, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. |
Founded 1781, on Wilderness Trail,
by Benjamin Logan.
Logan built Ft. St. Asaph, 1775.
1st Court House in Ky. 1781. Lincoln Formed 1780, one of 3 original
counties on Ky.
Named for Benjamin . . . — — Map (db m166187) HM|
|On W Main St, on the right when traveling west. |
| Side 1 The Stanford Female Seminary was incorporated by the Ky. Legislature on Feb. 26, 1869, but the name was changed to the Stanford Female College in 1871. The original brick structure (west side of building) was completed & the college . . . — — Map (db m105358) HM|
|On Somerset Street, on the left when traveling north. |
| Side 1 This home was built in 1853 by Dr. Thomas Montgomery, son of James Montgomery, a judge and congressman. His wife, the former Evaline Whitley, was the niece of Gen. Benjamin Logan, founder of Stanford, and granddaughter of Col. William . . . — — Map (db m105396) HM|
|On Main Street (Business U.S. 150) near Lancaster Street, on the right when traveling west. |
Benjamin Logan left Boone’s Road, April 15, 1775, following trace that became the final segment of “Wilderness Road.” Logan’s path ran along an obscure trail from this area to Harrodsburg, then to Falls of the . . . — — Map (db m49735) HM|