Monday, September 1, 2014

Laurel County Kentucky History

Being from Laurel County Kentucky, naturally I'm proud to share with you some of the things I learned and discovered while growing up there.

The Battle of Camp Wildcat (also known as Wildcat Mountain and Camp Wild Cat) was one of the early engagements of the American Civil War.

It occurred October 21, 1861, in northern Laurel County Kentucky. 

The battle is considered one of the first Union victories of the Civil War, and marked the second engagement of troops in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Then we have "Short Creek" located in Laurel County Kentucky   West 80 Towards Somerset, Just Before Shopville School.

The Community Is Called " Stab"
I Think There's A Sign . Turn On Hwy 1675 , It Runs Beside 80... Watch For Short Creek Rd, Turn, It's About 1/4 Mile Down A Hill.

A lot of people who were born and raised in Laurel County, have never visited this amazing little place, because it was never promoted in the early days.

Then we have the one that  really put Laurel County on the world map.

The original Home Place of KFC.Which was founded by Harland Sanders In Laurel County, an entrepreneur who began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky, during the Great Depression

Today Laurel County is home to the World Chicken Festival that draws upward to 250,000 people each year an annual event held in London, Kentucky.

The festival celebrates the life of Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

The festival takes place in downtown London, KY, on the last weekend in September. The festival is free to attend.

Hope you enjoyed our visit to Laurel County History.

Until next time,  God Bless.

Coleman Schell

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