Hazard Perry County

This work traces the areas development from an isolated mountain village to a center of Eastern Kentucky commerce and culture.

Author: Martha Hall Quigley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439610732

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 345

Download →

Hazard and Perry County have enjoyed a long and colorful history since founder Elijah Combs first settled in the area in 1795. The years have brought a multitude of changes, explored in this engaging visual history. Contained within these pages are vintage photographs depicting the history of an American small town that has always fancied itself a city. Images were culled from the collection at the Bobby Davis Museum, which includes selected photographs from John Kinner, Hal Cooner, L.O. Davis, and others. This work traces the area’s development from an isolated mountain village to a center of Eastern Kentucky commerce and culture. Recorded in these images are the devastating floods that often threatened the community, as well as the building of the railroad that brought in everything from automobiles and telephones to Sears and Roebuck prefabricated homes. Aerial shots from the 1940s and 1950s are also included, and accompanying captions document the names and places familiar to oldtimers and intriguing to newcomers in Hazard, Perry County.

History of Perry County Kentucky

This book reviews the history of Perry County, Kentucky from 1772-1951.

Author: Daughters of the American Revolution. Kentucky State Society. Hazard Chapter

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001229453

Category: Perry Co., Ky

Page: 286

View: 129

Download →

This book reviews the history of Perry County, Kentucky from 1772-1951.

Railroading Around Hazard and Perry County

Images of Rail: Railroading Around Hazard and Perry County features John G. Kinners vivid and historic\photographs and others from the Bobby Davis Museum collection.

Author: Martha Hall Quigley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738542733

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 679

Download →

Besides the 1795 settling of what later became Hazard, Kentucky, and the establishment of Perry County in 1821, no other event has had the historical significance of the coming of the railroad. Until the track-laying train came through the tunnel north of town and stopped briefly for a celebration, Hazard was landlocked, and the townspeople had never heard the earthshaking sound of the train whistle. Before the railroad, the river was their road. The only few household conveniences known to these isolated people were laboriously brought up the river on push boats. Many materials used to build the railroad were also transported on flatboats. As a bridge and tunnel were built, and a passage was made for the engine that carried the railroad ties, John G. Kinner documented the change with his camera. Images of Rail: Railroading Around Hazard and Perry County features John G. Kinners vivid and historic\photographs and others from the Bobby Davis Museum collection. Besides the 1795 settling of what later became Hazard, Kentucky, and the establishment of Perry County in 1821, no other event has had the historical significance of the coming of the railroad. Until the track-laying train came through the tunnel north of town and stopped briefly for a celebration, Hazard was landlocked, and the townspeople had never heard the earthshaking sound of the train whistle. Before the railroad, the river was their road. The only few household conveniences known to these isolated people were laboriously brought up the river on push boats. Many materials used to build the railroad were also transported on flatboats. As a bridge and tunnel were built, and a passage was made for the engine that carried the railroad ties, John G. Kinner documented the change with his camera. Images of Rail: Railroading Around Hazard and Perry County features John G. Kinners vivid and historic\photographs and others from the Bobby Davis Museum collection.

Hazard Perry County

The images do not document the whole history of Hazard , Perry County .
However , the photograph collection covers a wide spectrum , particularly from
the 1910s to the 1950s . The community has shown great interest in the museum
from its ...

Author: Martha Hall Quigley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738505757

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 259

Download →

Hazard and Perry County have enjoyed a long and colorful history since founder Elijah Combs first settled in the area in 1795. The years have brought a multitude of changes, explored in this engaging visual history. Contained within these pages are vintage photographs depicting the history of an American small town that has always fancied itself a city. Images were culled from the collection at the Bobby Davis Museum, which includes selected photographs from John Kinner, Hal Cooner, L.O. Davis, and others. This work traces the area's development from an isolated mountain village to a center of Eastern Kentucky commerce and culture. Recorded in these images are the devastating floods that often threatened the community, as well as the building of the railroad that brought in everything from automobiles and telephones to Sears and Roebuck prefabricated homes. Aerial shots from the 1940s and 1950s are also included, and accompanying captions document the names and places familiar to oldtimers and intriguing to newcomers in Hazard, Perry County.

Early Perry County Mississippi Newspapers

This book is a compilation of the birth, death, and marriage announcements of the citizens in Perry County from those early newspapers that have been preserved on microfilm.

Author: Robert McSwain

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 154077242X

Category:

Page: 66

View: 675

Download →

Perry County, Mississippi was formed from the western half of Greene County, Mississippi on February 3, 1820, and was named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, a popular naval hero of the War of 1812. It was the first county formed after Mississippi attained its statehood in 1817, and the sixteenth county to be formed out of the old Mississippi Territory. The first settlement in Perry County was Augusta, founded in 1812 on the banks of the Leaf River. Augusta would become the county seat, and in 1819 was one of the first land offices in the state to be established. By 1860, two more communities, Enon and Monroe, had been established. It wasn't until 1882 that Hattiesburg would be founded by pioneer lumberman and civil engineer, William H. Hardy. Shortly afterwards, Perry County's first newspaper, the Hattiesburg Herald would begin publication on Saturday with C. L. Adamson as the editor. It wouldn't take long for other newspapers to follow in the Herald's footsteps. This book is a compilation of the birth, death, and marriage announcements of the citizens in Perry County from those early newspapers that have been preserved on microfilm.
Posted in:

The American Counties

Co. , 1894 ; 882 p . PERRY , IND . ( est . Sept. 7 , 1814 , eff . Nov. 1 , 1814 ; 384
sq . mi . ; 1980 pop . : 19 , 346 , 1970 : 19.075 , 1960 : 17 , 232 ; 1950 : 17 , 367 ) (
Cannelton ) . Oliver Hazard Perry * . De la Hunt , Thomas James , Perry County ...

Author: Joseph Nathan Kane

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: UOM:49015002855287

Category: History

Page: 546

View: 837

Download →

Provides information on the histories of the names, sizes, and populations of the counties of the United States.

Perry County

Along with its history, Perry County is an educational center and the location of many homes that predate the Civil War. Images of America: Perry County features samples of its rich history in photographs."

Author: Eleanor C. Drake

Publisher: Arcadia Library Editions

ISBN: 153165794X

Category: History

Page: 130

View: 583

Download →

Military History of Perry County Mississippi

During the Civil War, Perry County raised 6 military units to fight for the Confederacy. This book contains the names of those men who served in the military from the American Revolution to World War II.

Author: Robert J McSwain Jr

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798632304771

Category:

Page: 266

View: 253

Download →

Perry County, Mississippi was formed from the western half of Greene County, Mississippi on February 3, 1820. It was the first county formed after Mississippi attained its statehood in 1817 and the sixteenth county to be formed out of the old Mississippi Territory. The county's name was taken from a popular naval hero of the War of 1812, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. In 1908, Perry County would be split in half with the western half becoming the newly formed Forrest County, Mississippi. Perry County has always had a rich and steep tradition of men volunteering and participating in various conflicts and wars. During the Civil War, Perry County raised 6 military units to fight for the Confederacy. This book contains the names of those men who served in the military from the American Revolution to World War II.
Posted in:

An Archaeological Survey of Perry County

1 Perry County was established on September 7 , 1814 , and was named after
Oliver Hazard Perry whose naval victory on Lake Erie had taken place only a
year earlier . The land itself was a portion of the area ceded to the United States
by ...

Author: James H. Kellar

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3297727

Category: Archaeological surveying

Page: 40

View: 248

Download →