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Kentucky Place Names

Kentucky Place Names

Robert M. Rennick
Copyright Date: 1984
Pages: 398
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    Kentucky Place Names
    Book Description:

    " From the wealth of place names in Kentucky, Rennick has selected those of some 2,000 communities and post offices. These places are usually the largest, the best known, or the most important as well as those with unusual or inherently interesting names. Including perhaps one-fourth of all such places known in the state, the names were chosen as a representative sample among Kentucky's counties and sections. Kentucky Place Names offers a fascinating mosaic of information on families, events, politics, and local lore in the state. It will interest all Kentuckians as well as the growing number of scholars of American place names.

    eISBN: 978-0-8131-4400-9
    Subjects: Sociology, American Studies

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-v)
  3. Kentucky Counties and County Seats
    (pp. vi-vii)
  4. Acknowledgments
    (pp. viii-viii)
  5. Introduction
    (pp. ix-xxiv)

    Several years ago, when I became interested in the study of Kentucky’s place names, I learned that the long-term interest shared by others in the subject had never led to a systematic investigation of these names—their origin or meaning, their significance to the residents of the places they identified, or their usefulness in understanding the history and culture of the people of our Commonwealth. I found that the available literature on the subject was limited to occasional passages in obscure or privately printed booklets and in county histories, newspapers, and magazine articles based largely on fragmentary and desultory gleanings...

  6. Place Names
    (pp. 1-328)

    Aaron (Clinton): ε/әn (Wolf Creek Dam). This po was est on Mar 11, 1908, by Adison R. Aaron, at a point 1 mi n of its present site on US 127, 7 mi nnw of Albany. Rosie Conner’s store occupies the old po site, which is still identified as Aaron on current maps. 1263.

    Abbotsford (Henry). SeeSulphur

    Aberdeen (Butler):aeb/er/deen (Flener, Morgantown). This village extends n for 1 mi along US 231 from a point just across the Green R from Morgantown. Andrew Duncan, who est the po on July 14, 1871, was a native of Ayrshire, Scotland, and...

  7. References
    (pp. 329-375)