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This page about historic Kentucky is a supplement to Kentucky Social Studies where you will find additional material including history, colleges and universities, capital city profile, lesson plans, state government and more.


Go to Kentucky Social Studies - Kentucky History - Capital City Frankfort, Kentucky - Kentucky Tourism - Kentucky Disasters - Kentucky Geography - Kentucky Lesson Plans - Kentucky Colleges and Universities


A to Z Kids Stuff | Kentucky __ "Resources and activities for school age children on the state of Kentucky."  History resources too. - From atozkidsstuff.com - http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/kentucky.html

Early Kentucky History ___An excerpt from a book called 'The Great Republic by the Master Historians (Vol 2).' - Text only - From Hubert H. Bancroft - http://tinyurl.com/4p2s7

Famous Kentucky People Kentuckians __ You will find a list of famous people who are a part of the history of Kentucky. - From 50states.com - http://www.50states.com/bio/kentucky.htm

Find a Grave - Kentucky ___Brief biographies of 653 'famous' citizens, many with information about their claims to fame, causes of death and burial places, and photos. - Illustrated - From Find a Grave - http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=state&FSstateid=19

 

Historical Museums of Kentucky - A History Guide __ "Historical Museums of Kentucky. Learn about historic Kentucky and discover the history of Kentucky people. Locate Kentucky history museums, KY state symbols, historic photos, history timeline and other Kentucky history data." - illustrated - From censusfinder.com - http://www.censusfinder.com/kentucky-historical-museums.htm

History of Kentucky __"Although inhabited by Native Americans in prehistoric times, when explorers and settlers began entering Kentucky in the mid-1700s, there were no permanent Native American settlements in the region. Instead, the country was used as hunting grounds by Shawnees from the north and Cherokees from the south." An encyclopedic article about the history of Kentucky. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Kentucky   

Kentucky ___A good overview of the history of Kentucky, plus statistics, demographic information, and links to "... selected famous natives and residents." - Illustrated - From Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108217.html 

Kentucky Biographies ___A database of over 7,500 historical biographies. There is a "a search engine to make searching the bios easy, or you may browse the files by surname of the subject or by county." - Text only - From the Kentucky Biographies Project - http://www.rootsweb.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/

Kentucky Coal History __ You will find a history of coal mining in the state of Kentucly. Topics include old coal towns, mining museums, equipment and timeline. - illustrated - From coaleducation.org - http://www.coaleducation.org/coalhistory/default_H.htm

Kentucky County History __ "Summaries by county of formation history and disasters that destroyed records." - From rootsweb.com - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~harrisonrep/Census/kycounty.htm

Kentucky Family History - Kentucky Birth Records. Kentucky Family ... __ "Kentucky Family History, Kentucky Birth Records, Kentucky Marriage Records, Kentucky Death Records, Kentucky Census Records and Kentucky Genealogy Databases ..." Searchable databases. - From familyhistory.com - http://www.familyhistory.com/state.asp?state=KY

 
 
Kentucky Ghost Towns ___These brief reports about this state's ghost towns are submitted by viewers. - Map - From Ghosttowns.com - http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/ky/ky.html

Kentucky.gov: Early History of Kentucky __ A history of Kentucky from pre-history through the Civil War. - From kentucky.gov - http://kentucky.gov/pages/kentuckyhistory.aspx

Kentucky History __ A multi-page, in depth history of Kentucky. - From kindredtrails.com - http://www.kindredtrails.com/Kentucky-History-1.html

Kentucky Old Photos.... faces and places in the past __ "Old family photographs, postcards, historical pictures, and genealogy about the people and places." - illustrated - From familyoldphotos.com - http://www.familyoldphotos.com/ky/

Kentucky State History __ A general overview of Kentucky history. - From shgresources.com - http://www.shgresources.com/ky/history/

Kentucky, Timeline of State History  __ "View a chronological timeline detailing key events and dates in this state's history. Includes links to education, geography, government agencies, and media sites." - From shgresources.com - http://www.shgresources.com/ky/timeline/ 
 
Kentucky's Underground Railroad: Passage to Freedom__ Learn about Kentucky people and places that played roles in the fugitive slave movement. Includes a teachers' resource section. - From ket.org - http://www.ket.org/underground/

State of Kentucky History ___Not an attractive page, but the facts are here. - Text only - From SouthEastern Genealogy - http://www.segenealogy.com/kentucky/ky_state/history.htm 

The US50 - A Guide to the State of Kentucky ___A general state history overview and brief biographies of historic figures. - Text only - From Erik Schubach and TheUS50.com - http://www.theus50.com/kentucky/history.php

Welcome to the Kentucky Historical Society Web Site __ "Preserving and interpreting Kentucky's history." A great place to learn about the history of Kentucky, discover resources and more. Also learn about the organization, goals and accomplishments. - illustrated - From Kentucky Historical Society / Government of Kentucky - http://history.ky.gov/

 

 

 

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