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May 18, 2015 - a few recent photos of historical interest.

May 18, 2015 -
photos of all six courthouse military memorials have been added to the Military page.

March 25, 2015 -
Ken Darnell has written a comprehensive paper on the Civil War in Montgomery County.

March 17, 2015
- Samuel Whitsitt of Pennsylvania was on Lulbegrud Creek in Montgomery County by 1803. D.R.

March 17, 2015
- Many descendants of John O'Rea lived in Montgomery County. D.R.

March 17, 2015
- A current list of churches in Montgomery County. D.R.

March 17, 2015
- Another list of churches in Montgomery County. D.R.

March 17, 2015
- Eastern Kentucky University's Special Collection & Archives has extensive microform holdings including the Draper Manuscripts. D.R.

March 17, 2015
- here's a great digital magazine about Montgomery County published by the Chamber of Commerce. D.R.

March 15, 2015 - Nancy Green, the original Aunt Jemima was born a slave in 1834 in Montgomery County. D.R.

March 11, 2015
- we've been told by a Boone researcher this incident involving Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton is pure fiction. That being the case, let's just say no one would have enjoyed this story more than Daniel himself.

March 10, 2015
- Did you know "down" sometimes means "up"?

Nearly all early property descriptions are referenced to a watercourse, and Metes and Bounds surveyors didn't normally refer to a creek as flowing north, south, east or west.

Instead everything was described as if you were standing at the origin or headwaters of a creek looking toward its outlet or mouth.

As an example, take at look at John and Ann Allen's 510 acres along Slate Creek near Jeffersonville. The 1799-1826 survey refers to Slate Creek (which is actually going north) from James French's line to Isaac Lykins' line as "going down the creek".

That's because Slate Creek's mouth is many miles north at Wyoming in Bath County.

February 26, 2015 - Eskippakithiki update to Settlements page.

February 25, 2015
- a link has been added to a really nice Google map of Montgomery County cemeteries, courtesy of the folks in the Kentucky room at the Lexington Library. H.H.

February 23, 2015
- short biographies for Jilson Payne, who built the historic home pictured on this web page's header, and William Calk, one of the earliest explorers to visit the area, have been added.

February 16, 2015
- several land/deed records (surnames: Allen, Fletcher and White) and a will (surname: White) have been added to the Montgomery County USGenWeb Archives.