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Kentucky Place Names

Robert M. Rennick

Publication Year: 2013

" From the wealth of place names in Kentucky, Rennick has selected those of some 2,000 communities and post offices. These places are usually the largest, the best known, or the most important as well as those with unusual or inherently interesting names. Including perhaps one-fourth of all such places known in the state, the names were chosen as a representative sample among Kentucky's counties and sections. Kentucky Place Names offers a fascinating mosaic of information on families, events, politics, and local lore in the state. It will interest all Kentuckians as well as the growing number of scholars of American place names.

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky


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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. 2-5


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pp. v-vii

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pp. viii-9

Obviously, this project could not have been carried out without the cooperation and assistance of countless persons in each Kentucky county. To avoid slighting any of those who gave unstintingly of their time and energy to this undertaking, I risk not identifying them at all except as direct sources of information on specific places, ...

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pp. ix-xxiv

Several years ago, when I became interested in the study of Kentucky's place names, I learned that the long-term interest shared by others in the subject had never led to a systematic investigation of these names—their origin or meaning, their significance to the residents of the places they identified, or their usefulness ...

Place Names

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pp. 1-328


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pp. 329-375

E-ISBN-13: 9780813144009
Print-ISBN-13: 9780813101798

Page Count: 398
Publication Year: 2013

OCLC Number: 868222992
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