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Historic Farms Program

Historic Farms plaqueDuring the celebration of Kentucky's Bicentennial in 1992, the Kentucky Heritage Council and the Department of Agriculture partnered on the Historic Farms program. During that celebration, plaques, such as the one seen here, and certificates were awarded to Historic Farms that had remained in the same family line for 100, 150, or 200 years and to Heritage Farms with significant historic resources. This program continues today. Although the plaques are no longer available, recipients are awarded certificates honoring the history of their farms.

The Historic Farms program recognizes the importance of agriculture to Kentucky’s history and the role of the family farm in that history. To that end, the program honors family farms that have been in continuous productive ownership in the same family for 100 years or longer. Qualifying farms may receive Centennial, Sesquicentennial, or Bicentennial certificates. A fourth category, Heritage Farms, recognizes historic farms with non-continuous ownership, but which have significant historic resources.

To apply for a Historic Farms Certificate, please complete an Abbreviated Survey Form and a Heritage Farms Application.  Links to the instructions and to the forms are found in the right hand column.  Send the completed forms to:

Bill Macintire
Survey Coordinator
(502) 564-7005, ext. 124
bill.macintire@ky.gov

For More Information
Parker's Landing (Hamilton Farm), Washington CountyDo you have a historic site you would like to know more about? Call us at the Heritage Council and we'll be glad to assist you. For more information about the Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory, contact:

Bill Macintire
Survey Coordinator
(502) 564-7005, ext. 124
bill.macintire@ky.gov

 

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