Tag Archives: Appalachian politics

The only Kentucky county to be abolished

In early 1904, with the growth of the western end of Carter County, KY, residents there sought to form a new county. They broke away, along with some citizens of Rowan and Elliott counties, to form Beckham County, named for then-Governor John CW Beckham, who signed the legislative act on February 9. GC Brooks, appointed […]


The First Lady: Museum pays tribute to Edith Bolling Wilson

The following article by Joe Tennis ran yesterday in the Bristol Herald Courier. Wytheville, VA — Happy birthday, Edith! The First Lady – Edith Bolling Galt Wilson – was born in a second-story apartment in downtown Wytheville, Va., on Oct. 15, 1872. In 1915, she became the second wife of President Woodrow Wilson. She also […]


Edwards their man will be buried so deep beneath the great flood of Powers ballots

Mountain AdvocateBarbourville KYFri, Aug 5, 1910 Jackson County.Great Rejoicing Among the Edwards People. Last Monday being county court day in McKee, there was quite a large crowd gathered in from different parts of the county. This brought together in all including the 4 or 5 living in McKee about 1 dozen Edwards men, an unusually […]

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