Adair County, Kentucky

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Adair County, the 44th in order of formation, was erected in 1801, out of Green County; it is situated in the south middle part of the state and is bounded on the north by Green and Taylor counties, east by Casey and Russell, south by Cumberland, and west by Metcalfe and Green counties. The face of the country is hilly; soil second rate, based principally on slate and limestone. It is watered by Green River and its tributaries, Russell's, White-oak, Case's, Glenn's, Pettus, Sulphur, Harrod's, Crocus, Butler's, and Big creeks, and the east fork of Little Barren River. Its principal productions are corn, wheat, and tobacco, hogs, horses and cattle.

Inscriptions
Upon a beech tree on the land of Washington Smith, 6 miles west of Columbia, are carved beasts of the forest couchant, a tomahawk, &c.; also the names of D. Boone, 1773, and McGary, 1773.


Source: History of Kentucky, Volume II, by Lewis Collins, Published by Collins & Company, Covington, Kentucky, 1874

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Adair County Neighbors

Casey County   /   Cumberland County   /   Green County
Metcalfe County   /   Russell County   /   Taylor County



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