Monthly Archives: May 2014


Books for Sale The following books are currently for sale at the Historical Society.  If you wish to purchase one, please contact Helen McKeown (  Prices reflect sales tax but not shipping and handling. –Ohio County Marriage Index, Volume I, 1799-1905 and Volume II, 1906-1968 available in one hardback cover for $84.80. –Ohio County in […]

Armed Forces Day Observance

2014 marks the 200th anniversary of Waltons Creek Church whose members will join American Legion members, Sons of Confederate Veterans members, with retired US Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Rick Lambert, great great grandson of Manalcus and Maria Ford, to dedicate a Civil War marker for Captain Manalcus Ford. The marker was set by members […]

Links 3

The following links are some that maybe useful to you, whether your are working on your family tree or just interested in Kentucky history in general.   Genealogy Basics This web page is helpful for people who are new to genealogy and has many helpful links: Kentucky Department of Library and Archives Ohio County […]

Membership and Contact Information 35

Membership Joining the Ohio County Historical Society is easy.  The dues are are only $10.00 per year or $100.00 for a lifetime membership.  Dues can be sent to:  Ohio County Historical Society, PO Box 44, Hartford, Ky 42347. Meetings Meetings are held at the museum at 415 Mulberry Street.  They are on the second Friday […]

Our Historic Buildings 9

  Thomas House Built around 1880 by John C. Thomas, he learned to be a saddle maker from his uncle.  He partnered with his two brothers forming the Thomas Brothers Hardware and Saddlery which was located on the corner of Union and Main Street in Hartford. He lived there with his wife and son.   […]

Famous Locals 1

Bill Monroe Bill Monroe (1911-1996), known as the Father of Bluegrass music, was born on his family’s farm near Rosine, Kentucky. His family was very musical, and he grew up playing mandolin, while his older brothers played the fiddle and guitar. His strongest influence was his “Uncle Pen,” a fiddle player. Bill Monroe had a […]

Veterans Museum 2

    The Veterans Museum opened in 2005 to honor our local veterans.  We have items on exhibit from the Revolutionary War to our most recent conflicts in the Middle East.  We even have tapes and DVDs with of some our servicemen telling about their experiences in the military.  We are open on Saturdays 9:00 […]

Welcome! 7

Welcome to The Ohio County Historical Society! We are a non profit organization dedicated collecting and preserving authentic information, facts, and relics connected with the history of Ohio County, Kentucky.  We reorganized our Society in 1971, and opened the museum in 1973.  We soon outgrew that building and we moved into the Thomas House in […]