Author Archives : ochistorical

Annual Bean Dinner And Fundraiser

September 9, 2016 will be our annual Bean Dinner to raise funds for the Historical Society. Join us at the Historical Society behind the library annex at 11:00 am – 1:30 pm and get your choice of vegetable or bean soup, crackers or cornbread, dessert, and a drink for only $5.00!  Vegetarian options are also […]

Centertown Never Forgets

Centertown Never Forgets Sunday, May 31, 1942, was the memorial service for Welborn Lee Ashby, service number 287-44-72, who died at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, on the Battleship U.S.S. West Virginia (BB48) nickname ‘WeeVee.’ He was a 24 year old enlisted man, fireman third class. His military tombstone is next to that of his […]

Caney Creek Civil War Skirmish

Caney Creek Civil War Skirmish, Ohio County, Kentucky by James Taylor According to students of Mrs. Amy Bratcher (Arthur) Wilson, a teacher at Horse Branch School in the elementary grades, there was a skirmish near the curved bridge area on Highway 62. Her grandfather was captured and taken to Tennessee, also some of the soldiers […]

Veteran of the Month

VETERAN OF THE MONTH—PVT. WILLIS FARMER The Ohio County Veterans Museum will pay honor to a local WWII soldier who was killed in action as its Veteran of the Month. Pvt. Willis Farmer was born in the Adaburg Community in Northern Ohio County in 1923 to Martin Gilbert and Mary Eliza Farmer Farmer. He was […]

Veteran of the Month for November 2014

VETERAN OF THE MONTH-November 2014 In Honor of Veterans Day this month, the Ohio County Veterans Museum will salute ALL Ohio County veterans and active military personnel. THANK YOU ONE AND ALL FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. The Ohio County Veterans Museum was the product of a host of caring donors, both individuals and […]

Veteran of the Month for October, 2014

  VETERAN OF THE MONTH—OCTOBER The Ohio County Veterans Museum has announced its Veteran of the Month for October and Sgt. E-5 Dannie Smith, US Army has been chosen. He will be honored with respect and gratitude for his service to our country with a special exhibit at the Museum during the month. Mr. Smith […]

Veteran of the Month – September 2014

VETERAN OF THE MONTH– OHIO COUNTY VETERANS MUSEUM The Ohio County Veterans Museum has chosen to honor as Veteran of the Month for September, not one , but, as many as possible of those who lost their lives during WWI, whether being killed in action, from wounds received in battle or from diseases. The war […]

Bean or Veggie Soup Dinner

Mark your calendars!  September 12, the Ohio County Historical Society will have a Bean or Veggie Soup Dinner from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Red Caboose on Peach Alley in Hartford, KY.  Soup is $5 and all proceeds go to to benefit the Ohio County Museum.  Stop by and join us or if […]

Documents/Photos 1

Marjorie’s Christmas on the Farm This manuscript was found at Hillside House in Hartford, KY and was donated to the Historical Society by Mr. and Mrs. English.  It is a story written by Tula Pendleton Cummins that tells about the rambunctious Marjorie and her adventures at Christmas.  Here are the actual pages: Here’s the […]