Breathitt County (Images of America) by Stephen D. Bowling M.A.

By Stephen D. Bowling M.A.

Settled via English and Scotch-Irish descendants who ventured "over the mountains" looking for experience, land, and fortune, Breathitt County, Kentucky, has produced fascinating stories of attractiveness, development, intrigue, and homicide. "Bloody Breathitt" was once the location of an extended sequence of feuds that lasted from the early days of the "Cattle Wars" until eventually the Seventies and past. over the years, the town of Jackson and Breathitt County have skilled booms and busts based on its typical assets, which integrated salt, trees, oil, and coal. given that its institution on April 1, 1839, the county has been a spot of academic chance via neighborhood colleges, university districts, Lees collage, and a vocational university. From its rugged mountain roots jam-packed with feuds to a neighborhood operating to include new know-how and the reemergence of trees and coal industries, Breathitt County has constantly been in transition, and its endured development needs to be grounded in an organization knowing of its past.

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