Garrard County, Kentucky (Images of America Series)

Garrard County, Kentucky (Images of America Series)

by Rita Mackin Fox


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Garrard County, Kentucky (Images of America Series) by Rita Mackin Fox

Nestled in the bluegrass region of central Kentucky, Garrard County traces its pioneer beginnings to the mid-1770s. Officially founded in 1797, the county remains predominantly rural to this day; its citizens are patriotic, service-oriented, and proud of their communities and ancestors. In this volume, county resident Rita Mackin Fox has gathered more than 200 photographs, focusing primarily on everyday people going about their lives—on the farm, in towns, and at school, work, worship, and play. Each image will bring back memories or provide a glimpse of what life was like for earlier residents. Fox also pays tribute to some notable people and events, including Kentucky Mountain Boy Bradley Kincaid, Carrie A. Nation,
possible Uncle Tom’s Cabin connections, and a visit by a former king of England. This volume also contains images that show the formation of Herrington Lake, now a major recreation and tourism area.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738518213
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/03/2005
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Garrard Countians and others anxious to preserve the county’s rich heritage have shared privately owned photographs and postcards. Other images, such as the one featured on the cover, came from the Garrard County Historical Society’s Jail Museum archives. Additional sources include the Garrard County Public Library and the extensive private collection of Lynn Guyn Murphy, whose grandfather, L.N. Miller, worked for 60 years at the Lancaster Central Record.

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