Wolfe County, founded in 1860, is Eastern Kentucky’s Gateway to Appalachia. The National Designated Wild and Scenic Red River and the North Fork of the Kentucky River flow through Wolfe County. The woods are sculpted with sandstone arches, . . . — — Map (db m73872) HM
John Swift's fabulous journals report silver operations in East Kentucky. References to ships on the Spanish Seas and to coinage of silver in this area with six trips from Atlantic Coast to this region, 1761 to 1769, is unsolved mystery. Intrepid . . . — — Map (db m73875) HM
Gen. George W. Morgan's 9,000 USA force, cut off from supplies at Cumberland Gap, retreated 200 mi. in 16 days to Greenup on Ohio R. Passed near here Sept. 23, 1862. Gen. John H. Morgan's CSA men, on tragic last raid into Kentucky moved by here. . . . — — Map (db m73873) WM
Formed from parts of Breathitt, Morgan, Owsley, Powell counties. It was the 110th created.
Named for Nathaniel Wolfe, 1810-65, a native of Virginia, reported to be first graduate of the University of Virginia. In Kentucky, he was . . . — — Map (db m73874) HM