Most of today’s towns and cities in the Four Rivers Region played second fiddle to others two centuries ago, living in the shadows of other fledging pioneer towns. Today’s three…
The United States Geological Survey has a great online mapping feature that is quite addicting and can suck you in for a while.
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.