Wayne County

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A county named for the Revolutionary War general "Mad Anthony" Wayne and a county seat named in honor of the beautiful home of Thomas Jefferson is, without doubt, made up of citizens proud of their history! The town of Monticello has deep roots and a rich heritage that provide inspiration for all its citizens. It has produced musicians like "Blind" Dick Burnett, who wrote "Man of Constant Sorrow," and Shelby Moore Cullom, who supervised the construction of Abraham Lincoln's burial site in Springfield, Illinois. Years after Daniel Boone came through the Cumberland Gap and followed the Cumberland River into Wayne County, the Army Corps of Engineers constructed Wolf Creek Dam and created Lake Cumberland with over 1,200 miles of shoreline. Much of the lake lies in Wayne County, and enterprising citizens have made Monticello the "Houseboat Manufacturing Capital of the World."
ISBN: 9780738586960
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Images of America
Images: 204
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The volunteer staff of the Wayne County Museum, with the guidance of Sue Rogers, has joined hands in authoring Images of America: Wayne County. Their collective knowledge of the county's history has been invaluable in the text that accompanies the photographs selected from friends and from the archives of the William Crenshaw Kennedy Jr. Memorial Museum (the Wayne County Museum) and the Wayne County Historical Society.
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