List of National Historic Landmarks in Kentucky

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This is a complete list of National Historic Landmarks in Kentucky.[1] There are 32 such landmarks in Kentucky.

[2] Landmark name Image Date designated[3] Location County Description
1 Daniel C. Beard Boyhood Home
1965 HABS photo
June 23, 1965
(#66000360)
Covington
39°05′21″N 84°30′20″W / 39.08916666666667°N 84.50555555555556°W / 39.08916666666667; -84.50555555555556 (Daniel C. Beard Boyhood Home)
Kenton Home of Daniel Carter Beard, a founder of the Boy Scouts of America
2 BELLE OF LOUISVILLE (river steamboat)
BELLE OF LOUISVILLE (river steamboat)
June 30, 1989
(#72000535)
Louisville
38°15′33″N 85°45′20″W / 38.259166666666665°N 85.75555555555556°W / 38.259166666666665; -85.75555555555556 (BELLE OF LOUISVILLE (river steamboat))
Jefferson One of the last authentic steamboats in existence
3 Burks' Distillery
Burks' Distillery
January 16, 1980
(#74000893)
Loretto
37°38′52″N 85°20′56″W / 37.647777777777776°N 85.34888888888888°W / 37.647777777777776; -85.34888888888888 (Burks' Distillery)
Marion The oldest active distillery in Kentucky
4 Churchill Downs
Churchill Downs
October 21, 1986
(#78001348)
Louisville
38°12′11″N 85°46′12″W / 38.20305555555556°N 85.77°W / 38.20305555555556; -85.77 (Churchill Downs)
Jefferson Home of the legendary Kentucky Derby
5 Henry Clay Home (Ashland)
Henry Clay Home (Ashland)
December 19, 1960
(#66000357)
Lexington
38°01′43″N 84°28′48″W / 38.02861111111111°N 84.48°W / 38.02861111111111; -84.48 (Henry Clay Home (Ashland))
Fayette Home of Henry Clay
6 Covington and Cincinnati Suspension Bridge
Covington and Cincinnati Suspension Bridge
May 15, 1975
(#75000786)
Covington, KY and Cincinnati, OH
39°05′32″N 84°30′34″W / 39.092222222222226°N 84.50944444444444°W / 39.092222222222226; -84.50944444444444 (Covington and Cincinnati Suspension Bridge)
Kenton, KY and Hamilton, OH Prototype for New York's Brooklyn Bridge
7 Fort Boonesborough Site
Fort Boonesborough Site
June 19, 1996
(#94000303)
Richmond
37°54′02″N 84°16′06″W / 37.900555555555556°N 84.26833333333333°W / 37.900555555555556; -84.26833333333333 (Fort Boonesborough Site)
Madison One of the original settlements in Kentucky
8 Green River Shell Middens Archeological District
Green River Shell Middens Archeological District
May 5, 1994
(#85003182)
Multiple
Butler, Henderson, McLean, Muhlenberg, and Ohio 23 Late Archaic period sites
9 Indian Knoll Upload image
September 23, 1964
(#66000362)
McHenry
Ohio Archaic shell midden
10 Jacobs Hall, Kentucky School for the Deaf
1987 HABS photo
December 21, 1965
(#66000354)
Danville
37°38′29″N 84°46′18″W / 37.64138888888889°N 84.77166666666666°W / 37.64138888888889; -84.77166666666666 (Jacobs Hall, Kentucky School for the Deaf)
Boyle Oldest remaining building at the Kentucky School for the Deaf[4]
11 Keeneland Race Course
Keeneland Race Course
September 24, 1986
(#86003467)
Lexington
38°02′44″N 84°36′38″W / 38.04555555555555°N 84.61055555555555°W / 38.04555555555555; -84.61055555555555 (Keeneland Race Course)
Fayette Race track
12 Labrot and Graham's Old Oscar Pepper Distillery
100 px
May 16, 2000
(#95001272)
Versailles
38°06′46″N 84°48′43″W / 38.11277777777778°N 84.81194444444444°W / 38.11277777777778; -84.81194444444444 (Labrot and Graham's Old Oscar Pepper Distillery)
Woodford Makers of Woodford Reserve
13 Liberty Hall
1986 HABS photo
November 11, 1971
(#71000344)
Frankfort
38°11′59″N 84°52′52″W / 38.19972222222222°N 84.88111111111111°W / 38.19972222222222; -84.88111111111111 (Liberty Hall)
Franklin Home of John Brown, who helped Kentucky attain statehood
14 Lincoln Hall, Berea College
ca. 1980 HABS photo
December 2, 1974
(#74000892)
Berea
37°34′19″N 84°17′09″W / 37.57194444444445°N 84.28583333333333°W / 37.57194444444445; -84.28583333333333 (Lincoln Hall, Berea College)
Madison Building at Berea College, first biracial college in the United States
15 Locust Grove
Locust Grove
June 23, 1986
(#71000347)
Louisville
38°17′13″N 85°39′43″W / 38.286944444444444°N 85.66194444444444°W / 38.286944444444444; -85.66194444444444 (Locust Grove)
Jefferson Former domicile of George Rogers Clark
16 Louisville Water Company Pumping Station
Louisville Water Company Pumping Station
November 11, 1971
(#71000348)
Louisville
38°16′50″N 85°42′04″W / 38.28055555555555°N 85.70111111111112°W / 38.28055555555555; -85.70111111111112 (Louisville Water Company Pumping Station)
Jefferson Historic water tower along the Ohio River. (Verify that pumping station is same as tower.)
17 MAYOR ANDREW BROADDUS (Lifesaving Station)
100 px
June 30, 1989
(#89001446)
Louisville
38°15′33″N 85°45′18″W / 38.259166666666665°N 85.755°W / 38.259166666666665; -85.755 (MAYOR ANDREW BROADDUS (Lifesaving Station))
Jefferson Only remaining floating lifestation
18 Dr. Ephraim McDowell House
1987 HABS photo
January 12, 1965
(#66000355)
Danville
37°38′42″N 84°46′16″W / 37.644999999999996°N 84.77111111111111°W / 37.644999999999996; -84.77111111111111 (Dr. Ephraim McDowell House)
Boyle Site of first successful ovariotomy, done by Ephraim McDowell
19 Middle Creek Battlefield
Eastern portion of the battlefield
October 5, 1992
(#91001665)
Prestonsburg
37°39′01″N 82°48′50″W / 37.650277777777774°N 82.81388888888888°W / 37.650277777777774; -82.81388888888888 (Middle Creek Battlefield)
Floyd Site of an early Union victory in January 1862, with future President James A. Garfield commanding the Union troops.
20 Mill Springs Battlefield
Mill Springs Battlefield Visitor Center
April 19, 1994
(#93000001)
Nancy
37°00′19″N 84°45′28″W / 37.00527777777778°N 84.75777777777778°W / 37.00527777777778; -84.75777777777778 (Mill Springs Battlefield)
Pulaski Where a Union victory ended Confederate defensive line in Kentucky in 1862
21 Camp Nelson Historic and Archeological District
Replica shanty in the camp
February 27, 2013
(#13000286)
Nicholasville
37°47′16″N 84°35′53″W / 37.7878°N 84.5981°W / 37.7878; -84.5981 (Camp Nelson Historic and Archeological District)
Jessamine Military depot and African-American recruitment center for the Union Army.
22 Old Bank of Louisville
1987 HABS photo
November 11, 1971
(#71000349)
Louisville
38°15′20″N 85°45′20″W / 38.25555555555555°N 85.75555555555556°W / 38.25555555555555; -85.75555555555556 (Old Bank of Louisville)
Jefferson
23 Old Morrison, Transylvania College
1987 HABS photo
December 21, 1965
(#66000358)
Lexington
38°03′09″N 84°29′38″W / 38.052499999999995°N 84.49388888888889°W / 38.052499999999995; -84.49388888888889 (Old Morrison, Transylvania College)
Fayette One of the first buildings of Transylvania University, the first college built west of the Appalachian Mountains
24 Old State House
Old State House
November 11, 1971
(#71000346)
Frankfort
38°12′01″N 84°52′36″W / 38.20027777777778°N 84.87666666666667°W / 38.20027777777778; -84.87666666666667 (Old State House)
Franklin
25 Perryville Battlefield
100 px
December 19, 1960
(#66000356)
Perryville
37°40′31″N 84°58′11″W / 37.67527777777777°N 84.96972222222223°W / 37.67527777777777; -84.96972222222223 (Perryville Battlefield)
Boyle Site of largest battle in Kentucky during the American Civil War
26 Pine Mountain Settlement School
Pine Mountain Settlement School
December 4, 1991
(#78001337)
Bledsoe
36°56′55″N 83°10′59″W / 36.948611111111106°N 83.18305555555555°W / 36.948611111111106; -83.18305555555555 (Pine Mountain Settlement School)
Harlan Brought to a rural community an urban settlement house.[5]
27 Shakertown at Pleasant Hill Historic District
Shakertown at Pleasant Hill Historic District
November 11, 1971
(#71000353)
Harrodsburg
37°49′05″N 84°44′25″W / 37.81805555555556°N 84.74027777777778°W / 37.81805555555556; -84.74027777777778 (Shakertown at Pleasant Hill Historic District)
Mercer Home of a Shaker community
28 George T. Stagg Distillery
George T. Stagg Distillery
February 27, 2013
(#01000450)
Frankfort
38°13′03″N 84°52′11″W / 38.2175°N 84.8697°W / 38.2175; -84.8697 (George T. Stagg Distillery)
Franklin This is a rare example of a distillery that operated before, during, and after Prohibition.
29 Zachary Taylor House
Zachary Taylor House
July 4, 1961
(#66000359)
Louisville
38°16′45″N 85°38′50″W / 38.27916666666667°N 85.64722222222223°W / 38.27916666666667; -85.64722222222223 (Zachary Taylor House)
Jefferson Home of U.S. President Zachary Taylor
30 United States Marine Hospital
United States Marine Hospital
September 25, 1997
(#97001265)
Louisville
38°16′16″N 85°47′03″W / 38.27111111111111°N 85.78416666666666°W / 38.27111111111111; -85.78416666666666 (United States Marine Hospital)
Jefferson
31 Wendover (Frontier Nursing Service Headquarters)
Wendover (Frontier Nursing Service Headquarters)
July 17, 1991
(#75000792)
Hyden
37°07′39″N 83°21′55″W / 37.1275°N 83.36527777777778°W / 37.1275; -83.36527777777778 (Wendover (Frontier Nursing Service Headquarters))
Leslie First American attempt to professionalize midwifery
32 Whitney M. Young Birthplace and Boyhood Home
Whitney M. Young Birthplace and Boyhood Home
April 27, 1984
(#72000543)
Simpsonville
38°13′22″N 85°22′20″W / 38.22277777777778°N 85.37222222222222°W / 38.22277777777778; -85.37222222222222 (Whitney M. Young Birthplace and Boyhood Home)
Shelby Birthplace and childhood home of Whitney Young

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Historic Landmarks, National Park Service, accessed May, 2006.
  2. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  3. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  4. ^ National Historic Landmarks Program (NHL)
  5. ^ National Historic Landmarks Program (NHL)