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The Knox Historical Museum was established in 1987 in order to preserve pieces of southeastern Kentucky's past. Knox County was established in 1799, and Barbourville was selected as the county seat during court sessions in 1800 and 1801. The museum is a non-profit, volunteer organization which publishes the award-winning magazine, The Knox Countian, and also offers an extensive genealogy collection that can be searched by the public in the museum's new genealogy center. khm1446@hotmail.com.

The Knox Historical Museum was established in 1987 in order to preserve pieces of southeastern Kentucky's past. Knox County was established in 1799, and Barbourville was selected as the county seat during court sessions in 1800 and 1801. The museum is a non-profit, volunteer organization which publishes the award-winning magazine, The Knox Countian, and also offers an extensive genealogy collection that can be searched by the public in the museum's new genealogy center. khm1446@hotmail.com.

Knox County, Kentucky: History Revealed Through Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of its Ancestors by M. Secrist. $7.37. Author: M. Secrist. 152 pages

Knox County, Kentucky: History Revealed Through Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of its Ancestors by M. Secrist. $7.37. Author: M. Secrist. 152 pages

Carl Williams, UMWA District 19 organizer (Harlan County, Kentucky) (1934) by Penn State Special Collections Library via Flickr

Carl Williams, UMWA District 19 organizer (Harlan County, Kentucky) (1934) by Penn State Special Collections Library via Flickr

Knox-County-Kentucky-Sheriff-Dept-Shoulder-Patch

Knox-County-Kentucky-Sheriff-Dept-Shoulder-Patch

Knox County, Kentucky Genealogy

Knox County, Kentucky Genealogy

Knox County Ky Flood 1950s - YouTube

Knox County Ky Flood 1950s - YouTube

Barbourville  and  Knox  County   (KY)   (Images  of  America) by Michael  C.  Mills http://www.amazon.com/dp/0738505854/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_QjEawb0BZGZCN

Barbourville and Knox County (KY) (Images of America) by Michael C. Mills http://www.amazon.com/dp/0738505854/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_QjEawb0BZGZCN

Wilderness Roads Lead to Knox County, Kentucky, Kentucky

Wilderness Roads Lead to Knox County, Kentucky

Wilderness Roads Lead to Knox County, Kentucky, Kentucky

KNOX COUNTY, Kentucky -Barbourville - 1904-1922 - Mountain Advocate « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

KNOX COUNTY, Kentucky -Barbourville - 1904-1922 - Mountain Advocate « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

James Bailey of Knox County, Kentucky, holds a barrel of moonshine, ca. 1920.  Found this photo on kentuckyexplorer.com

James Bailey of Knox County, Kentucky, holds a barrel of moonshine, ca. 1920. Found this photo on kentuckyexplorer.com

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