KHS to Unveil Historical Marker Noting Civil War-era Site in Pulaski County

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a new historical marker at Mount Zion Church on County Route 1634, off West Highway 80, about two miles west of Cumberland Parkway via Exit 78.

The event starts at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 17.

The marker notes the significance of the Smith W. Cain store as the headquarters of Union Col. Robert McCook’s 3rd Brigade in 1862 during the Civil War and as an early post office and community gathering place.

The Pulaski County Historical Society sponsors the marker.

More than 2,200 historical markers statewide tell Kentucky’s history. More information about the marker application process, a database of markers and their text and the Explore Kentucky History app, a virtual tour of markers by theme, is at KHS administers the Kentucky Historical Marker Program in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

For more information, contact Becky Riddle, Kentucky Historical Marker Program coordinator, at 502-564-1792, ext. 4474 or .


The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and 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 KHS and its programs, visit


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