Established 1987 in Barbourville, Kentucky

Knox Historical Museum

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Request about the Barbourville Brickyard and its employees

Information sought about the Barbourville Brickyard and its employees.

The Knox Historical Museum is in need of photos and information concerning the Barbourville Brickyard from its inception in 1905 until its closing in 1957. The photos and/or information needed include: 

            1.  People who worked or lived on the premises, including a description of the work and when performed;

            2.  Specific information related to the following people known to have worked at the Brickyard:  S.B. Dishman, J.A. McDermitt, L.L. Richardson, James Richard (Dick) Bacon, Jackie Jones, Roy Henson, Enoch Smith, Bob Partin, and Josh Shupe.  (Photos both on or off the Brickyard);

            3.  The Brick Plant, Pug Mill, Kilns, Yard, Steam/Power/Drag Line Shovel, Side Cars, Any Equipment;

            4.  Work being performed at the Plant, Yard or Ponds;

            5.  The Ponds at anytime before the extension of Allison Avenue through the Ponds; and

            6.  Houses and families who lived on the Brickyard premises. 

            Please send the photos and information to the Knox County Museum by any of the following means:

                       Email to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                        US Mail to:  The Knox Historical Museum, P. O. Box 1446,

                                             Barbourville, KY   40906

                        Personal delivery to the Museum at:  196 Daniel Boone Drive,

                         Barbourville, KY  40906, between 11:00 am and 4 pm on Wednesday

                          (Telephone:  606-546-7581)

            Photos mailed or personally delivered will be copied and returned to the provider.

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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

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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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