Readings In Breathitt County History

In this section of our website, please find a collection of old newspaper and magazine articles having to do with Breathitt County and the town of Jackson, Kentucky. The content is varied.


Visits To Jackson - Through the years many people have written about their visits. - several articles - updated 10/3/98

Breathitt County's Feuds - More feuds have taken place in Breathitt County than anywhere in the U.S.A. - several articles (updated July 20, 2001)

Lees College - History Items Of Interest -- (posted July 7, 1999)

Highland Institute - An important school in the mountains of Breathitt County

The Highlander - The cover of Vol. 9, No. 1 (several articles)

Logging Days In Breathitt County - 1891

Trees In Breathitt County - Ca. 1885

Great Clayhole Election Battle - 1921 - Several articles dealing with a tragic affair.

News Clippings - Through the years! (updated 10/3/98)

The 1940 Jackson Kiwanis Club School Fair - Complete Program From October 25, 1940

Golden Years Of BHS Boys' Basketball - 1957-1967

Brief Look At Riverside Institute's Early Days - 1928 - (posted August 1, 1998)

Hanging Of "Bad Tom" Smith - 1895 - (posted August 21, 1998)

Jackson's Great 1913 Fire - In Story & Photos - (posted August 22, 1998)

Dedication Of Quicksand School - Sept. 3, 1917 - (posted August 27, 1998)

Getting Mail Into Breathitt County In 1857 - (posted August 27, 1998)

1921 Jail Break In Jackson - December, 1921 - (posted September 16, 1998)

Jackson and Her Cows - March 10, 1922 - (posted September 16, 1998)

The Robinson Harvest Festival - 1927 (posted September 22, 1998)

Uncle Sam of Morris Fork - 1939 (posted October 20, 1998)

Odd Funerals In Breathitt County - (posted October 20, 1998)

When Mrs. Roosevelt Came To Jackson - (posted October 20, 1998)

The Railroad Comes To Breathitt - (posted November 22, 1998)

Civil War Battle of Troublesome Creek - 1864 - (posted November 22, 1998)


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