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An artifact on display at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Park.

Wickliffe Mounds

Nearly 1,000 years ago, Native Americans settled on a large hill overlooking the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.  With no writings, the history of the people is not…

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Splitting Counties in Western Kentucky

Jackson Purchase


You’ve heard of far western Kentucky.  It is the section of the state between the Mississippi River and the Tennessee River.  However, this part of the state did not become under definitive US control in 1792 when formed.  In 1818, Andrew Jackson officially purchased the disputed land from the Chickasaw Indians.  The Kentucky part of the sale became known as the Jackson Purchase.


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