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Magazine focuses on the wars in the 1800s and 1900s

The Fall issue of the Knox Historical Museum's quarterly magazine, the Knox Countian, edited by Charles Reed Mitchell, is now available for purchase at the Museum in Barbourville or via the online Museum Store.

The cost per magazine at the museum is $3 while the cost via the website is $3 plus 6 percent sales tax and a $1.25 shipping fee.

A summary follows below for Volume 28-3.


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One of Barbourville's oldest building falls

Editor's Notes: The following article was taken from WKYT-TV  about the the old Parker Building in Barbourville, whereby a wall section fell on June 7, 2021 and the building was becoming the victim to the wrecking ball. The Parker Building  was initially erected in 1909 but became the home of the Union National Bank in the early 1920's.

The  Parker Building also once contained a dentist and a library, both on the second story. A ballroom and meeting room for clubs, such as the the Moose Club, were held on the third story.

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Knox County, KY communities' stories and photos

Knox County, Kentucky has several top-notch Facebook groups representing several communities that are filled with stories and photos.

These groups currently include the following: Knox County, Ky. History and Genealogy; Heidrick; Stinking Creek; and Swan Pond.

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What Our Patrons Have to Say...

How do I order drawer 2 on the Begley family gistory file

Ed Begley

I would like to see family and friends sharing old Powell photos and info. Thank you!

Dennis Powell

Dennis Powell

Having difficulty trying to subscribe to emails on your site. It goes to a unsupported page. Also, do I need to pay $20 subscription to do a search on your page? Or to sed newsletters? Thanks Nancy

Nancy Bryant

I would love to purchase michael's
pictorial look back publication

merrill hibbard

saw a pic recently of Greenroad School 1914, but cant find it now. How could I get a copy of the picture?

phyllis mason

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