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Ashland, Kentucky (Images of America Series)
     

Ashland, Kentucky (Images of America Series)

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by James Powers, Terry Baldridge
 

Resting on the banks of the Ohio River, Ashland is eastern Kentucky’s largest city. After the Poage family settled on land between Hoods and Keys Creeks in Boyd County, the area came to be known as the Poage’s Settlement. Before long, a small town began to take form in the early 1800s with the establishment of a church, gristmill, sawmill, and homes

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Resting on the banks of the Ohio River, Ashland is eastern Kentucky’s largest city. After the Poage family settled on land between Hoods and Keys Creeks in Boyd County, the area came to be known as the Poage’s Settlement. Before long, a small town began to take form in the early 1800s with the establishment of a church, gristmill, sawmill, and homes built near Hoods Creek. In 1847, the townspeople built their first post office, and the Lexington and Big Sandy Railroad laid tracks through town, opening the area for even greater development. Named for the estate of Kentuckian Henry Clay, the city of Ashland was made official by an act of legislature in 1856.

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Ashland, Kentucky, can claim actress Ashley Judd and game show host Chuck Wollery as natives, but as this Images of America number amply proves, the city's credits only begin there. Boyd County Historical Society president James Powers and coauthor Terry Baldridge have assembled a striking visual history of eastern Kentucky's largest urban center.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738567440
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/29/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,357,993
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Author James Powers is a lifelong resident of Ashland and president of the Boyd County Historical Society. He and his coauthor, Terry Baldridge, tell the history of Ashland through vintage photographs and rare images amassed from the community, personal collections, and private archives.

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Ashland, Kentucky (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
KyHistoryProf More than 1 year ago
I read Terry Baldridge's book Eastern Kentucky Railway with much delight. This book is even better! Terry Baldridge teams up with James Powers to bring a very comprehensive and complete history of Ashland Kentucky. This is a very good book. I received a media pack with it and after finishing it, I'm buying several copies!!