Calloway County, Kentucky: The First 200 Years, 1822-2022

Retail Price: $59.95

Since the early 1800s, when settlers came to explore the Jackson Purchase and Banister Wade made a permanent home along the West Fork of Clark’s River in 1820, the area that would become Calloway County has been a center for both agriculture and business, beautiful homes and rich traditions, a place where people are known for hard work, steadfast faith, and family values.

To celebrate the county’s 200th Anniversary in 2022, the Calloway County Fiscal Court is proud to announce a new comprehensive historical book of the county, its people and communities, with hundreds of photographs through the years.

This hardbound, library quality 8.5 x 11-inch coffee-table volume is printed on heavy-weight gloss paper for superior photo reproduction, and is  beautifully bound in a rich leatherette cover with the Calloway County seal stamped in gold foil. Contents include:

  • Calloway County’s Prehistory and Early History
  • The Wadesboro Years, 1822-1840
  • Antebellum Days, 1840-1860
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-1890
  • War at Home and Abroad, 1890-1920
  • From the Roaring 20’s through the Great Depression, 1920-1941
  • World War II and the Greatest Generation, 1941-1960
  • Turbulence at Home and War Abroad, 1960-1980
  • Years of Growth, 1980-2000
  • The Twenty-first Century, 2000-2022
  • Special section featuring the county’s historic businesses, churches, clubs, and organizations
  • Hundreds of photographs depicting county life and events since the 1800s
  • Indexed, plus much more!


Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
Book Details
Pages: 440 pages
Product Dimensions: 8.5" X 11"
ISBN: 978-1-956027-35-8
Cover Type: Hardcover
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