“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Knott County, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Knott County, Kentucky and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Knott County, KY (11) Breathitt County, KY (10) Floyd County, KY (34) Letcher County, KY (23) Magoffin County, KY (8) Perry County, KY (7) Pike County, KY (45)  KnottCounty(11) Knott County (11)  BreathittCounty(10) Breathitt County (10)  FloydCounty(34) Floyd County (34)  LetcherCounty(23) Letcher County (23)  MagoffinCounty(8) Magoffin County (8)  PerryCounty(7) Perry County (7)  PikeCounty(45) Pike County (45)
Hindman is the county seat for Knott County
Adjacent to Knott County, Kentucky
      Breathitt County (10)  
      Floyd County (34)  
      Letcher County (23)  
      Magoffin County (8)  
      Perry County (7)  
      Pike County (45)  
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1Kentucky, Knott County, Garner — 653 — Alice Lloyd College
On State Highway 550 at State Highway 1697, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 550.
Renowned mountain school located eight miles east. Alice Lloyd came from Boston, 1916, dedicating her life to education of youth in area. Caney Creek Community Center was organized, 1923. After her death, 1962, college renamed honoring founder, who . . . Map (db m97201) HM
2Kentucky, Knott County, Hazard — 1543 — Cordia School
On Lotts Creek Road (State Highway 1088) 1.1 miles west of State Highway 721, on the left when traveling west.
Lotts Creek Community School was founded by Alice Slone from Caney Creek, 1933. Sent to Cleveland, Ohio, by Alice Lloyd for education; returned home to teach. A year later she started the Cordia High School, uniting the people for a common goal . . . Map (db m97122) HM
3Kentucky, Knott County, Hindman — Carl Dewey PerkinsOctober 15, 1912 - August 3, 1984 — Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 1949-1984 —
On West Main Street (Kentucky Route 550) at May Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street.
Carl D. Perkins was born, reared, and educated in Knott County and never called another place on Earth his home. He served as chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor for 17 years. His leadership and influence were etched into . . . Map (db m66930) HM
4Kentucky, Knott County, Hindman — 791 — County Named, 1884
On West Main Street (Kentucky Route 550) at May Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street.
For J. Proctor Knott during term as Governor of Kentucky, 1883-87. Knott born Marion Co., Ky., 1830. Missouri Legislature, 1851-59. Att. Gen., 1859-60. Returned Ky., 1863. U.S. Congress six terms. Famous as humorous and satirical orator. In the 1891 . . . Map (db m66931) HM
5Kentucky, Knott County, Hindman — 1512 — Dr. Josiah H. Combs, 1886-1960 / Folk Music Scholar
On Main Street East (Kentucky Route 160) at Fesser Clark Circle, on the right when traveling south on Main Street East.
(Obverse Side) Dr. Josiah H. Combs, 1886-1960 Dr. Combs received Ph.D. degree from the Sorbonne in Paris, 1925. Married Charlotte Benard of France. He was a professor of foreign languages in many universities and a pioneer in . . . Map (db m66933) HM
6Kentucky, Knott County, Hindman — 177 — Hindman Settlement School
On State Highway 160, 0.1 miles east of Main Street (State Highway 550), on the right when traveling east.
Founded 1902 by Kentuckians May Stone and Katherine Pettit in cooperation with the local community. The mission of this nondenominational school is to provide educational and service opportunities for the people of the mountains while keeping them . . . Map (db m84356) HM
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7Kentucky, Knott County, Hindman — 624 — Morgan's Last RaidConfederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky
On W. Main Street (State Highway 550) 0.2 miles west of Amburgey Branch Road, on the right when traveling east.
(Side One) On tragic last Kentucky raid, CSA Gen. John H. Morgan and Raiders entered state June 1, 1864. Moved through here. Took Mt. Sterling June 8, lost it on 9th, then took Lexington on 10th, and Cynthiana on the 11th. Next day . . . Map (db m84355) HM
8Kentucky, Knott County, Hindman — 1119 — Pioneer Educator
On Main Street East (Kentucky Route 160) at Fesser Clark Circle, on the right when traveling south on Main Street East.
In 1889, George Clarke came to Hindman, licensed to practice law. Seeing the need of education, he established a subscription school with the help of the students and citizens. Educator, State School Inspector, member State Board of Examiners. Died, . . . Map (db m66934) HM
9Kentucky, Knott County, Isom — 1152 — Carr Creek Center
On State Highway 160 at Carr Creek Hill Road, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 160.
Olive V. Marsh and Ruth E. Watson from Mass., aided by the Daughters of the American Revolution, carved this center of learning out of a wooded hillside overlooking rustic “Singing Carr.” When organized, September 1, 1920, it was . . . Map (db m97058) HM
10Kentucky, Knott County, Pippa Passes — 1532 — Founder’s Shack1917
On Purpose Road, 0.3 miles east of Kentucky Route 899, on the left when traveling east.
Built for Alice Geddes Lloyd by Caney Creek residents to educate their children. Mrs. Lloyd worked to educate leaders for service to the people of this area. Friends helped, and through Mrs. Lloyd’s leadership, the Caney Creek Community . . . Map (db m146283) HM
11Kentucky, Knott County, Pippa Passes — The Caney Creek Community CenterFounded in This Shack
In this shack was founded The Caney Creek Community Center, October 10, 1916, by Mrs. Alice S. G. Lloyd — A symbol of faith, American democracy, and public service. As her dollars vanished, she began to count over her friends back in . . . Map (db m146340) HM
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Mar. 21, 2023