First Five Towns of Kentucky

First Five Towns of Kentucky

Kentucky was established in 1792 but many towns were already established. In this video we discuss the first five towns of Kentucky.


  1. Harold Rose on November 18, 2022 at 9:28 am

    What happen to Decoy Kentucky

  2. Central kentucky artifacts on November 18, 2022 at 9:29 am

    I live in green co ky and was born an raised here up til couple yrs back I never heard of Pittman station where an Indian raid killed several ppl William And Nancy Pittman and few others my mother lives on Pittman station rd plz any info be great..

  3. K Mills on November 18, 2022 at 9:40 am

    Any chance you could do a video on Willis Russell? He is from Monterey, Kentucky in modern day Owen County. He served on the confederate side in the civil war and became a marshall after the war and fought against the KKK. Truly underrated individual!

  4. Michael Terrell on November 18, 2022 at 9:41 am

    Do you have any information about the abandoned hospital in Frenchburg? I was born there. I know that my dad’s mother was from the Benson family but she’s been gone about 55 years. I believe that some of our family lived in Suddath. in the ’50s or ’60s. No family left to really ask. I haven’t been back since my Grandmother’s funeral, other than taking basic at Ft. Knox.

  5. Gene Cole on November 18, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Indians . Why do you continue to call them Native Americans? If your going to do that ,you need to call them by their ( Native American names).

  6. Jilly Beanzzz on November 18, 2022 at 9:50 am

    My family, the Overstreets came to Mercer county in the late 1700s. And most of my family still lives there. I have fond memories of Harrodsburg and lawrenceburg ❤️

  7. Dove leboeuf on November 18, 2022 at 9:50 am

    I worked at Fort Boonesborough for about 2yrs. People from all over the world visited. Germany, japan, Sweden, etc…

  8. J. Kent on November 18, 2022 at 9:51 am

    My gggg grandfather, Wild Cat (John) McKinney was the first school teacher of Lexington. He caught a wildcat in the school one morning, shut up the doors and windows, to trap and kill the large cat, but then wished he had not done that. The story hit all the main newspapers in the nation, and the name Wild Cat McKInney stuck. John signed the first Kentucky constitiution, a member of the first congress there in KY. In in 70’s Mr. McKinney used to visit his son in Missouri, taking 50 cents with him, living off the land on the way there and back to his farm in KY – the 50 cents, 25 to cross the Mississippi there, 25 back. John McKinney made the Draper Papers, twice. Hardy, self-reliant people back then – they would not recognize America today. Kent Crutcher, CPA, MBA – Lubbock area.

  9. Kenny Fogle on November 18, 2022 at 9:51 am

    not sure historians from bardstown would agree with your list. they are pretty adamant that they were arguably number 1 or 2.

  10. B Sage on November 18, 2022 at 9:51 am

    Thank Very much for this interesting piece of Kentucky History. So Thankful you are posting your vids, your hard work shows!

  11. Central kentucky artifacts on November 18, 2022 at 9:58 am

    What bout Pittman station few yrs later known as green co..

  12. RedEyed Patriot on November 18, 2022 at 10:02 am

    When I was in jail there in Stanford I kept the grass mowed nice there at the Fort in Stanford. Not the real fort but they have reenactments there. Kept the Courthouse and Mainstreet clean and the flowers watered and pretty. Changed my life since then. I’ve lived in the next county over all my life. Garrard co. Enjoyed listening to our local history.

  13. Deborah Ponder Mance on November 18, 2022 at 10:02 am

    Thanks so much for this informative and well organized video. 👍👍👍 Just one bit of constructive criticism… the background music is rather distracting; perhaps something a bit slower and softer would complement the pictures and narrative better.

  14. Tina Cooper on November 18, 2022 at 10:03 am

    They should had left those indians alone. Those indians were living peacefully minding there own business on there own property. But the damn white people wanted to steal the indians land so the indians killed those white folks A$$.

  15. Captain2976 on November 18, 2022 at 10:04 am

    I’m in Bardstown for the first time. It’s overwhelming how beautiful this town is. California is absolute crap, next time anyone tells you how good CA is, walk away.

  16. MD Fröman on November 18, 2022 at 10:04 am

    When Kantuckee was still part of Virginia the British had already commissioned 2 forts..

  17. Print is Dead on November 18, 2022 at 10:07 am

    I have a question…what about doing one on a subject not too many ppl know about or much about….cornwallce island…i think thats the name ..named after a guy named cornwallce …see i cant even articulate what it is even….plz educate us….mainly me i guess….i already subbed lol.. appearently is sank…or the water lvl got higher…i remember something about it in 1st grade i think it was general corwallce maybe …iys been a very long time since 1st grade…

  18. JoeLovesHistory on November 18, 2022 at 10:09 am

    Great video. I’m 26 living in Lexington and grew up in Richmond. I was always ignorant of our local history. I could talk for hours about European history, world history in general, but not our local history. Thanks for sharing I learned a lot.

  19. Jesse Lee on November 18, 2022 at 10:12 am

    Damn Indians….

  20. Doug Williams on November 18, 2022 at 10:15 am

    Interesting. My wife’s family lived in Lincoln County, Hustonville and Stanford. I pastored a small Baptist church in Harrodsburg 1980-82

  21. Family Tree Nuts, History & Genealogy Service on November 18, 2022 at 10:19 am

    Love this episode! So much history packed into this one! This video will be referred back to for many years! Thanks for making it.

  22. Mom Gee on November 18, 2022 at 10:21 am

    None of those towns was established in Kentucky but Kentucky County, Virginia. Ky didn’t become a state till 1792. You need to check towns that were established after Ky became a state.

  23. George Pursley on November 18, 2022 at 10:21 am

    Very interesting. I had ancestors killed at Ruddel’s Station in 1780, and others captured in the same action. My wife and I met at school in Kentucky. I’ve always had an interest in the settlement history of the area.

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