The Boyle County booth at the Kentucky State Fair this year will promote not only Perryville Battlefield but other Civil War sites within easy driving distance.
Kay Berggren, director of the Danville-Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the six Civil War sites are being called the Central Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trail. The fair begins Thursday and runs through Aug. 24.
The Battle of Perryville is considered the most important Civil War battle in the state, making Boyle County a good place to begin the tour. Each site is a day-trip from Danville: Mill Springs near Somerset, Camp Nelson at the Kentucky River in Jessamine County, Camp Wildcat near London, and sites in Frankfort and Richmond.
The promotion at the State Fair is a prelude to an event next July where special programs are planned that spend one day at each site.