Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker in Cave Hill Cemetery
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 24, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Maj. William Croghan and his family at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Croghan plot inside Cave Hill Cemetery at 701 Baxter Ave. in Louisville.
William Croghan (1752-1822) was born in Dublin and moved to America around 1768. He was present at George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware in 1776, at the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth and at the surrender of Cornwallis in 1781. In 1789, he married Lucy Clark, the sister of generals William, Jonathan and George Rogers Clark. From 1790-1795 he built Locust Grove, a home that welcomed many notable guests including Meriwether Lewis and William Clark; John J. Audubon; Aaron Burr; and presidents James Monroe, Andrew Jackson and Zachary Taylor. Croghan and his wife are buried in Cave Hill Cemetery with their children John, Nicholas, Edmund and Eliza.
This marker is sponsored by Historic Locust Grove Inc. and the Fincastle Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Kentucky Historical Marker Program, administered by KHS in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, commemorates historical sites, events and personalities throughout the state. Through the program, the wealth of Kentucky history is made accessible to the public on markers along the state’s roadways. The markers are on-the-spot history lessons that add drama and interest to the countryside for Kentuckians as well as tourists. They are also available in an online database at www.history.ky.gov/markers.
For more information, contact Becky Riddle, Kentucky Historical Marker program coordinator, at 502-564-1792, ext. 4474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-30-An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.