In the Fall 2000 issue of the Knox Countian magazine, historians Michael C. Mills and Charles Reed Mitchell, both of whom are current officers of the museum, jointly compiled a listing of books and other writings on Knox County's history they found helpful at the time. Most of these publications may be consulted at the Museum, Knox County Public Library, and Union College.
Here is their listing, which was entitled "A Short Knox County, Kentucky Bibliography."
Barbourville Mountain Advocate. 1904 - Present. Microfilm at Knox Public Library, Knox Historical Museum, and University of Kentucky.
Decker, Elmer H[ines]. "A History of Knox County and Southeastern Kentucky." Typescript (ca. 1941).
Helton, David R., Jakalyn Jackson, and Linda Oxendine-Brown, editors. Knox County, Kentucky: A History Book For Children. Barbourville, Ky.: The Knox County History Book for Children Committee, A Special Project of the Kentucky Bicentennial Commission and the Knox Historical Museum, 1992. Out of Print.
Kincaid, Robert L. The Wilderness Road. (1947); rpt. Harrogate, Tenn.: Lincoln Memorial University Press, 1992.
The Knox Countian. Knox Historical Museum's quarterly magazine, 1988-current. Barbourville, KY: Knox Historical Museum
Knox County Kinfolks. Knox County Genealogical Society's quarterly magazine, 1977 - current. Knox Historical Museum.
Mills, Michael C. Barbourville and Knox County, Kentucky. Images of America series. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Press. Available at the Knox Historical Museum.
Mills, Michael C. Barbourville, Kentucky: A Pictorial Look Back. Barbourville, KY: 1977. Out of Print.
Mills, Michael C. Looking Back with Michael Mills and the Knox Historical Society. Barbourville, KY: Knox County Historical Society, 1979. Out of Print.
Mitchell, Charles Reed, editor. Knox County, Kentucky: History and Families, 1799-1994. Published by the Knox Historical Museum. Printed in Paducah: Turner Publishers, 1994.
Oxendine, William Sherman. "A History of Barbourville, Kentucky." University of Kentucky Masters Thesis, 1954.
Warren, K.S. Sol. A History of Knox County, Kentucky. Barbourville, Ky.: Daniel Boone Festival, Inc. 1976. Out of Print.
Wesley, Edgar Bruce. Too Short the Days. Carmel, CA: Edgar Bruce Wesley, 1966. Out of Print.