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Alexandria, the garden spot of Campbell County, is located in the upper area of the Bluegrass State. Its surrounding farmland seemed filled with promise as new settlers began arriving from Virginia and neighboring states in the late 1700s. Following the Revolutionary War, pioneer Frank Spilman came to the area after hearing reports of dense forests and plentiful wild animals. Naming the settlement after his hometown of Alexandria, Virginia, Spilman graciously left 12 acres of land to be reserved for the town of Alexandria upon his death in 1828. Following the town's incorporation in 1834, the citizens erected the city's courthouse in 1840, establishing Alexandria as the seat of Campbell County. This book takes readers on a tour of the town's past, its original frame houses and churches, log cabin homes, farm life, and the events and attractions of the famous Alexandria Fair.
ISBN: 9780738553924
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Members of the Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society have devoted their time and talent to bring Alexandria's rich history to light in this title. Formed in 1990 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting history and genealogy in Campbell County, the group is located in the original courthouse in Alexandria and welcomes visitors to their research library and museum.
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