Fort Boonesborough
Kentucky History Award

Winner of 2 History Awards From the Kentucky Historical Society



A Gathering of Descendants 2016

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Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
on polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I existed,
you died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
spreads out among the ones you left
who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
that someday I would find this spot,
and come to visit you.

Author Unknown

Local Historical Groups & Societies will be on hand to assist with  genealogical information.

Society of Boonesborough
Kentucky History Center (Saturday Only)
Clark County Historical Society
Madison County Historical Society
Eastern Kentucky University Library and Archives
Kentucky Genealogical Society
Friends of Boone Trace
Ruddells & Martins Station Historical Association (RAMSHA)

 Special Events During the Weekend

Additional Weekend Speakers

2 pm Saturday Only - Kandi Adkinson - Kentucky Secretary of State Land Office speaker - power point presentation in the Orientation Blockhouse - Early land acquisition/Patent process/more

3 pm Saturday Only - LaRoux Gillespie - in the Orientation Blockhouse - will present the story of Christian Spears, the Burgers and many of the other Ruddle's Settlement captives.

9am to 5 pm -   Saturday and Sunday our ongoing living history programming continues all day - participating organizations on hand all day

Author Randell Jones 2015

Author Randell Jones 10 to 1 and 2 to 5 - in the Tavern Blockhouse -  author/book signing/ hourly stories of Boonesborough.


Nancy O’Malley, UK archaeologist will be on hand at the original Fort location for presentations at 11:00 and 1:00 on Saturday.

Colonial Music with Jon Hagee at 1 pm in the Blockhouse


Colonial Surveyor
 David VanMeter

Harry Enoch

Saturday 10-5

Author Harry G. Enoch has a prolific collection of books on local history. He will be in the Clark County Historical Society Booth with many of his books listed here. Visit The Fort Boonesborough Foundation website to purchase

John Martin
Capt Billy Bush-1
Road Book Court Depositions

Women at Fort Boonesborough. Other Enoch books are available online from The Bluegrass Heritage Museum Online Book Store


Anne Crabb, Author of And the Battle Began Like Claps of Thunder, will be signing and selling books on Saturday.

Saturday -10 am to 3 pm

Concessions and Tshirts sold by The Fort Boonesborough Foundation.

A 502 (C) 3 Non Profit Corporation which benefits the Fort.

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If you are a Genealogy or Historical group that would still like to have a booth at the event contact Fort Manager Bill Farmer at

The original Fort Boonesborough was built by Daniel Boone and his men in 1775


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