Camp Nelson’s Civil War history laid quiet and buried for many years, until 2018 when it became a National Monument. Today, the stories of 23,000 African-American slaves, soldiers, and refugees and the roll they played in the war are finally being told.
Mt. Sterling, Kentucky is another one of our beautiful small towns that’s working to revitalize and preserve its history, all at the same time.
Tucked in between the Green River and Dixie Highway sits the Woodson Home and Farmland, the site of two major Civil War battles, today known as the Battle for the Bridge.
Versailles, Kentucky is another beautiful, quaint small town that is quintessential KY!
Midway, Kentucky was the first town in Kentucky created by a railroad company, and is one of the many historic “main street” towns working hard to keep its history alive.
Sitting atop Jerusalem Ridge near Rosine, KY is the family home of William Smith “Bill” Monroe, the “Father of Bluegrass Music.” He was born near there on September 13, 1911. Bill was the youngest of eight children born to James Buchanan “Buck” and Malissa Vandiver Monroe. Buck was a farmer and saw mill operator, owningContinue reading “Bill Monroe and Bluegrass Music”