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 m158671) HM
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
Organized 1880 by J. Taylor Day, William O. Mize and Green Berry Swango. Only college preparatory school serving this area for years. Many of its graduates have gone on to prominence. — — Map (db m146544) HM
On Kentucky Route 191, 0.8 miles east of Kentucky Route 203, on the left when traveling east.
Traditionally, healing properties
of mineral water of a spring here
discovered by owner when treating
her pet dog for mange. Its use by
humans spread and by 1895 three
hotels and many boarding houses
were hosts to people from all . . . — — Map (db m146572) HM
On Kentucky Route 191 at Academy Road on State Route 191.
Gen. George W. Morgan’s 9,000 USA force, cut off from supplies at Cumberland Gap, retreated 200 miles in 16 days to Greenup on Ohio River. It camped here Sept. 23, 1862.
Gen. John H. Morgan’s CSA men, on tragic last raid into Kentucky, moved by . . . — — Map (db m146528) HM
On Kentucky Route 15, 0.1 miles south of Sky Bridge Road (Kentucky Route 715), on the right when traveling south.
The Methodist-sponsored Alvan Drew
school was here, 1913-1947. Started
by missionary Mrs. M. O. Everett,
and named for supporter of rural
education, it began as a one room
school and later added student-operated farm, blacksmith and . . . — — Map (db m146470) HM