Murray, Kentucky is one of the fastest-growing cities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. With a US Census Bureau population estimate of 19,348 (2018), the city has experienced fast growth throughout it’s 175-year history.
The United States Geological Survey has a great online mapping feature that is quite addicting and can suck you in for a while.
Tucked away in far northern Calloway County, Ky. about a mile west of Dexter lies the old town of Wadesboro. Chances are you’ve never driven through Wadesboro or perhaps have even heard of it. However, the story of Wadesboro is fascinating, given the designation of the first town in far western Kentucky, the area known as the Jackson Purchase. For a while, all roads in western Kentucky led to Wadesboro.
Asbury Cemetery in Calloway County, Kentucky is one of the most prominent “haunted” graveyards in the region. Ask any long-time resident of Murray or Calloway County and they will have a story about the cemetery, either personal experiences or one they heard.