County unveils Boone, Bush historical marker

Published 9:00 am Monday, January 8, 2018

Clark County residents and descendants of Captain Billy Bush celebrated the unveiling of the newest historical marker in Clark County Sunday afternoon.

The new marker, located at the intersection of Boonesboro Road and Quisenberry Road, gives readers information about Daniel Boone’s work in frontier Kentucky as a surveyor, which began with him surveying more than 6,000 acres for Bush. It also gives the background on Bush, who had the land surveyed for himself, his family and others.

“That area became the Bush settlement,” local historian Harry Enoch, who did much of the research for the marker, said. “The Bushes also planted the first Baptist Church in Clark County, which we now known as The Old Stone Church and which is the oldest church in Kentucky still being used as a church.”

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Kentucky Historical Society representative Andrew Patrick said he appreciates the local work that goes into

getting historical markers placed.

“This is one of my favorite parts of my job,” Patrick said. “All markers have local sponsors, this is not dictated by a committee in Frankfort.”

Following the unveiling of the new marker, Winchester-Clark County Tourism Director Nancy Turner directed those in attendance to Fort Boonesboro State Park for a reception.

According to the Kentucky Historical Society, there are more than 2,400 historical markers across the commonwealth. More than 20 are located within Clark County, and according to Turner and others present at the reception more markers will be placed in the county in the future.