Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society to Dedicate Highway Marker in Elizaville
The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate an historical highway marker honoring Private Ambers Sapp at the Elizaville Cemetery in Fleming County on Sunday, September 21, at 2:30 p.m.
The marker honors Private Ambers Sapp, who displayed courage under heavy enemy fire when he went forward without hesitation to destroy enemy wire entanglements until he was killed on August 17, 1918, near Frapelle, France. Sapp was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for “extraordinary heroism in action.” He was buried in the Elizaville Cemetery, located two blocks south of KY 32, in Fleming County.
The Kentucky Historical Highway Marker Program, administered by the Kentucky Historical Society in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, commemorates historical sites, events, and personalities throughout the commonwealth.
Through the program, the wealth of Kentucky history is made accessible to the public as they travel along the state's roadways on markers which stimulate an interest in the history of local communities. The markers are on-the-spot history lessons that add drama and interest to the countryside for native Kentuckians as well as tourists.
For more information about the program, contact Becky Vittetow, Kentucky Historical Highway Marker program coordinator, at 502-564-1792, ext. 4474.