Category: Christian County

The War of 1812

Our second war with England (the war of 1812) began with a disgraceful surrender, but ended with a brilliant victory. The surrender of Hull and his army in Detroit at the very inception of the fight, with the attendant loss of...

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The War with Mexico

This war began in May, 1846, and ended in 1848, with the almost total annihilation of the Mexican armies and the capture of their capital. The quota assigned to Kentucky, so Collins says, was less than five thousand, while so...

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Western Lunatic Asylum

On the 28th of February, 1848, the legislature of Kentucky provided for the location and erection of a second Lunatic Asylum. The ” Spring Hill ” tract of 383 acres of land (which proved to be of ” indifferent...

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Wilson Precinct, Christian County, Kentucky

Simultaneous with the settlement of the others, emigrants from the Carolinas and elsewhere moved into the Wilson Precinct. Among the first were the Murphys, Pitzers, Johnsons, etc. The latter came with Samuel Johnson, the...

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Christian County, Kentucky Union Soldiers

Simultaneous with the breaking out of the war, and while the Confederates were organizing at Camp Boone and elsewhere, the friends of the Union also rushed to arms. Their principal rendezvous in the county was near Hopkinsville,...

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Union Schoolhouse Precinct

Union Schoolhouse Precinct, designated on the map as No. 6, extends from Hopkinsville Precinct on the east to the Trigg County line on the west. On the north it is bounded by Bainbridge and Hamby Precincts, and on the south by...

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Union Schoolhouse Precinct Churches

With the coming of this worthy class of citizens came also the nuclei of the several Christian denominations at present represented in the precinct. It cannot be said with certainty which denomination was first in establishing a...

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Political History of Christian County, Kentucky

For a decade or two after the birth of the county there was but little party strife to disturb the equanimity of the people. The old Federal party, which had bitterly opposed President Jefferson and his official acts, had become...

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South Kentucky College

The accompanying sketch of South Kentucky College is compiled from its catalogue of 1882-83, which contains the history of the college from its organization up to that time. In February, 1849, the General Assembly of Kentucky...

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