Photos from the Lynwood Estate Tour

The Madison County Historical Society meeting and event at the Historic Lynwood Estate was a huge success.  Our thanks to Brian and Melissa Tipton for the presentation and tour of the property.

"The Queen Anne style mansion on Lynwood Estate was a gift from Pattie Field Clay to her husband Brutus J. Clay II in 1880.  Both Pattie and Brutus came from prominent families in the area.  Lynwood is one of four homes in the area built by Samuel E. Des Jardins, a French Canadian architect.  The property is now owned by Bryan and Melissa Tipton who have lovingly restored and enhanced the estate over the past five years." -



Cemetery Restoration Workshop was a Success

We had an amazing day with Nationally known restoration expert, John Appell (was chosen to repair the oldest tombstone in America in Jamestown).  John was lead presenter for the Restoration project at the Old Solider Cemetery in Richmond.  Stuart Joynt, stone mason from Winchester assisted and did presentation on tombstone carving.

Over 25 participants joined us from across the state, including participants from Bowling Green, Lexington, Lawrenceburg, Lancaster, and Mississippi, among others.

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Madison County Historic Landmarks Note Cards

The Madison County Historical Society have commissioned two sets of Note Cards featuring historical landmarks in our beautiful county.  Each set comes with 4 different designs (12 note cards total), and cost $10 for each set.  Purchasing these sets assist in our efforts for preservation, education and promotion of history in Madison County.

Email for information on how to secure your sets.




Madison Historical Society Annual Picnic and Meeting

The Madison County Historical Society Annual Picnic and Meeting was held at the Mt Zion Christian Church on Saturday, August 7th at 6:00 pm.  Members enjoyed a catered meal and an outstanding performance by Elizabeth Lawson.  Mrs. Lawson portrayed notable Kentuckian Charlotte Dupay.  Dupay, enslaved under Henry Clay, sued Clay in 1829 in the US Circuit Court for the District of Columbia for the freedom of her and her family.



Andrew Tribble Interpretive Marker Dedication
Through the efforts of board member, Rusty Rechenbach, there is now an interpretive marker in Union City to celebrate the life of Andrew Tribble who was born in the tiny community in 1876.  Andy was a performer on Vaudeville (along with his brother Amos) and is considered to be the founder of "comic black female impersonators".
Berea Cemetery Walking Tour
On September 28th, board member Sharyn Mitchell led a tour of historic Berea Cemetery.  She was assisted by fellow board member, Bill Williams who shared information on Civil War graves.  Former mayor Steve Connelly and others added valuable information on the individuals buried in the cemetery.