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KNOX COUNTY

Knox county the 41st erected in the state was formed in 1799, out of Lincoln county. It is situated in the extreme part of the state, (separated only by Josh Bell county from Cumberland Gap) and lies on both sides of the Cumberland is bounded N by Laurel and Clay counties e and s by Bell and w by Whitley and Laurel. The face of the country, except on the river bottoms, is hilly and mountainous; the product is corn while hogs and cattle are raised in numbers.

Barboursville, the county seat, is situated on the right bank the Cumberland river about 150 miles from Frankfort 28 8 E of London Laurel co and 32 NE of Cumberland established in 1812 population in 1870, 438, nearly doubled ten years.

From;  “Collins’ Historical Sketches of Kentucky” 1878 Edition


 

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