The History of the Meade County Jail

The History of the Meade County Jail By Gerald W. Fischer      Before Meade County was founded it was formerly part of Hardin and Breckenridge, Counties, and prior to that time the closest seat of … [Read more...]

The Mystery Men of the Cox Tobacco Barn

Henry Clay Magruder's tombstone.  He called himself Captain, however he held the rank of private.

The Mystery Men of the Cox Tobacco Barn Three men were captured on March 12th, 1865 in the Meade County, Kentucky tobacco barn of John and Elizabeth Cox.  One of the men was badly wounded, … [Read more...]

Meade County Colony in California Part II The Devil in the Garden of Eden

A Wobblie carrying a rifle during the failed attempt to take the Baja from Mexico

 Part II The Devil in the Garden of Eden      The men and women who moved from Meade County to Chula Vista and other areas of California were farm workers with limited prospects in Kentucky.  … [Read more...]

Meade County Colony in California

Frank Kimball (left) and W.G. Dickerson in front of a sign announcing the San Diego Land and Town Company that was the Chula Vista development to which many Meade County people flocked.

Meade County Colony in California Part I Reasons for the Migration Some years ago I wrote a story with Peggy Greenwell about a Meade County migration to places in California. Interestingly … [Read more...]

Civil War Reenactment July 11,12,13

Night Canon Fire, Saturday July 12, Riverfront Park 10pm

Starting on Friday July 11 Camp will be set and the Meade County Civil War Heritage Association will present a Reenactment of General John Hunt Morgan's Crossing into Indiana in 1863. See below for … [Read more...]

Threshing Days July 4,5,6

Members of the Lincoln Trail Antique Tractor Club will present the Threshing Days July 4,5,6

22nd Farm Machinery Show 22nd ANNUAL ANTIQUE MACHINERY SHOW & THRESHING DAYS SPONSORED BY LINCOLN TRAIL ANTIQUE POWER OF THE PAST, INC. A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION JULY 4th, 5th, & … [Read more...]

Threshing Days Set for July

22nd Farm Machinery Show 22nd ANNUAL ANTIQUE MACHINERY SHOW & THRESHING DAYS SPONSORED BY   LINCOLN TRAIL ANTIQUE POWER OF THE PAST, INC.    JULY 4th, 5th, & 6th 2014   Located at the … [Read more...]

“The Raid on Captains Shacklett and Gorsuch at the Sheep Shed” Parts 3&4

William Kendall Shacklett's tombstone:  Billy Shacklett was described by Captain Hare as the bravest man he ever saw.  He went down fighting, and although mortally wounded, he dragged himself some 60 yards toward the W.W. Barnes' house, because he did not want to die in the woods alone. 
His wife and daughter arrived before he died and visited with him at the Barnes' place.

“The Raid on Captains Shacklett and Gorsuch at the Sheep Shed”  Part 3 Billy Trains his men            Billy Shacklett trained his men.  It is not recorded just how many men he had in his company, … [Read more...]

Hwy 60 Yard Sale

Hwy 60 Yard Sale

2013 Hwy 60 Yard sale One of Kentucky’s most unusual events comes to Meade County each year when the annual Highway 60 Yard Sale opens for business.  Early each Fall, the eight counties along the … [Read more...]

Meade County Fair

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  Join us for the Meade County Fair in Brandenburg July 20-27 at the Meade County Fair Grounds located at 878 Hillcrest Drive, Brandenburg Kentucky 40108 Please visit the Meade County Fair web … [Read more...]