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History of Clark County, Kentucky. (Volume #1): Land of Our Fathers


By: A. Goff Bedford, Pub. 1958, reprinted 2019, 582 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-893-5.

Original known as Bourbon County, Virginia, Clark County was created in 1785 from Fayette County, KY. It was much larger area than present-day Bourbon County, as its original territory included the counties of: Bracken, Boone, Campbell, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Greenup, Harrison, Kenton, Mason, Montgomery, Lewis, Nicholas, Pendleton, Powell and Robertson.  This book is similar to other history books of the era, but what does set it apart is the extensive section of religion and the churches role in its development.  This book is filled with over 6,000 names that helped its development.