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A Foster Inspiration Marker image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, June 13, 2019
A Foster Inspiration Marker
Kentucky (Bracken County), Augusta — 750 — A Foster Inspiration
Stephen Collins Foster, as youth, visited here, May 1833. His uncle, Dr. Joseph S. Tomlinson, was then President of Augusta College. The musical, harmonious voices from the old Negro church on the hill floated softly over the town. “It can . . . — Map (db m136271) HM
Kentucky (Bracken County), Augusta — 94 — Augusta College — 1822 - 1849
In 1822 the trustees of Bracken Academy with conferences of the Methodist Church of Kentucky and Ohio, merged to found Augusta College. The first established Methodist college in the world. — Map (db m85801) HM
Kentucky (Bracken County), Augusta — Augusta Confederate Monument
In memory of eight unknown Confederate soldiers killed at Augusta, KY. Sept. 27, 1862. — Map (db m85979) WM
Kentucky (Bracken County), Augusta — 501 — Augusta In Civil War
By Sept. 1862 6,000 Union troops had gone from this district. Only 100 Home Guards left, under Col. Bradford. On Sept. 27, Col. Duke with 350 Morgan Raiders attacked. Guards secreted in houses fought until Raiders penetrated area, burned and . . . — Map (db m85877) HM
Kentucky (Bracken County), Augusta — Augusta World War Memorial
Lest We Forget World War I Andrew Ballinger • Ottie Case • Earl Fronk • Hobert Galbraith • Robert Gerhard • Virgil C. Hester • Herbert M. Hill • Hugh Jett • Willie Lucas • Eugene O. McAtee • Charles Teegarden World War II Tice C. Adams • . . . — Map (db m85926) WM
Kentucky (Bracken County), Augusta — 1213 — Bracken County Wine
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 . . . — Map (db m136283) HM
Kentucky (Bracken County), Augusta — 861 — Bracken County, 1796
Formed from parts of Campbell and Mason. Named for William Bracken, hunter, fisherman, Indian fighter, came here 1773. Birthplace of John Gregg Fee, founder of Berea College, 1855. Birthplace and home of Dr. Joshua Taylor Bradford, . . . — Map (db m136282) HM
Kentucky (Bracken County), Augusta — 1842 — Philip Buckner (1747-1820)
Captain Philip Buckner, an Englishman, was a Revolutionary War veteran. He came to Va., served adopted colony as issuing commissary, received extensive land grants, then settled here. In 1797, he donated this lot for Augusta Public Square as part of . . . — Map (db m86656) HM
Kentucky (Bracken County), Bradford — 2288 — Bradford Schoolhouse
A rare example of a one-room schoolhouse. First through eighth grades, with about 25 children per year, were taught by one teacher. This schoolhouse was used until 1929. In Kentucky there were an estimated 6,752 one-room schoolhouses in 1901, and . . . — Map (db m136270) HM
Kentucky (Bracken County), Foster — 1614 — Kenton Ambushes Indians
In summer of 1793 Indians crossed Ohio River, hid canoes at mouth of Holt’s Creek, site of Foster, and proceeded to Bourbon County to steal horses. Simon Kenton secured a small group to ambush them on their return. After lying concealed for four . . . — Map (db m136268) HM
Kentucky (Bracken County), Germantown — 2076 — John Gregg Fee / Arnold Gragston — (1816–1901) /                                
John Gregg Fee. Fee received degree from Augusta College; went to Lane Theological Seminary. Had spiritual experience which began career as nationally known and determined abolitionist. A founder of Berea College who wanted low-cost . . . — Map (db m136344) HM

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