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Knott County Kentucky Historical Markers

 
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By Duane Hall, August 3, 2016
View to Southeast from Lotts Creek Road
Kentucky (Knott County), Hazard — 1543 — Cordia School
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
Kentucky (Knott County), Hindman — Carl Dewey Perkins October 15, 1912 - August 3, 1984 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 1949-1984
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
Kentucky (Knott County), Hindman — 791 — County Named, 1884
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
Kentucky (Knott County), Hindman — 1512 — Dr. Josiah H. Combs, 1886-1960 / Folk Music Scholar
(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
Kentucky (Knott County), Hindman — 177 — Hindman Settlement School
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
Kentucky (Knott County), Hindman — 624 — Morgan's Last Raid
(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
Kentucky (Knott County), Hindman — 1119 — Pioneer Educator
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
Kentucky (Knott County), Isom — 1152 — Carr Creek Center
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
Kentucky (Knott County), Pippa Passes — 653 — Alice Lloyd College
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

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