Last Revised: 01 May 2011
Kentucky Company History
The Jamestowne Society found a new
Kentucky Home in the fall of 1979 when the Kentucky Company received
its charter at the semi-annual meeting in Richmond, Virginia. Two
Stokes and Frank Smith, lobbied for the charter and as a result, the
Kentucky Company was the fifth company outside Virginia. It is now the
third oldest company outside of Virginia, as two have been disbanded.
The Company's organizational meeting was held in the Spring of 1980 at
Spindletop Hall in Lexington. Twelve members and guests attended and
Frank Long was elected the first governor. He served one six-year term.
Duncan Stokes was the second governor, also serving six years.
In May 2007, Queen Elizageth II attended the Kentucky Derby before her
visit to Colonial Williamsburg. Shortly thereafter, members of the
Kentucky company followed the same route to attend the Sesquecentennial
Celebration. After you become a member, you can join us in Richmond in
the fall and Williamsburg in the spring for these semi-annual meetings.
The Kentucky company is proud to have an offspring, the Kentucky Trace
Company of Hopkinsville, which received its charter in November 2008.
Several Kentucky Company members belong to both companies.
Membership has increased from 44 to 85 during the past five years.
Membership could grow again as a result of a compiled listing of
Revolutionary War patriots, War of 1812 soldiers, and others who
settled in Kentucky. Contact Anne Moore at email@example.com
for information or other inquiries.
Governors of the Kentucky Company:
Frank Long 1980 – 1986
L. Duncan Stokes 1986 – 1992
Charles F. Hinds 1992 – 1994
James W. Diamond 1994 – 1996
James Stone Harriman 1996 – 1997
Marilyn Worster Fuchs 1997 – 1999
Mary Burleson Rickert 1999 – 2001
Rose Sawyer Monroe 2001 – 2003
Anne Stokes Moore 2003 – 2009
Dr. Jack J. Early 2009 – to Present
Anne Stokes Moore
9805 Reynolda Road
Louisville KY 40223
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