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MAYSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Officials are taking action to preserve the log cabin birthplace of U.S. Army Col. Charles Young in May's Lick.
The Ledger Independent reports that Mason County commissioners Annette Walters and Pat McKay IV, along with Judge-Executive James L. "Buddy" Gallenstein, have voted to purchase the 38 acre farm for $220,000.
The property is known to many as the former Rushmeyer property, At the farm's entrance is a historic marker recognizing the achievements of Young, the third African American to graduate from West Point in 1889.
Young went on to serve as a Buffalo Soldier and foreign diplomat in Liberia and Nigeria. Young died in Nigeria on Jan. 8, 1922.
Young was born in May's Lick and later moved with his parents to Ripley, Ohio.
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