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

Retail Price: $59.95



Calloway County Historical Society
1603 Sycamore St.
Murray, KY 42071-2223

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!

Panel discussion regarding the development of the Calloway County history book and the bicentennial celebration

Book Wins Award from Acclaim

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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