Kentucky History Podcast County History Search

Kentucky History Podcast County History Search

The Kentucky History Podcast is on a campaign to document the history of each county in Kentucky.

Topics include: First settlers, cities, towns, communities, churches, sports, and big events. 

We're asking the history community to help us find people who currently live or are from each county and are interseted in being on the podcast for each county of Kentucky. Currently we have already covered Rockcaste, Garrard, and Lincoln County. 

Mary Elliott Flanery, first female state legislator elected in Kentucky and the South

When Mary Elliott Flanery (D-Catlettsburg) of Boyd County took her seat in the lower house of the General Assembly in January 1922, she was the first female state legislator elected in Kentucky and the first female legislator elected south of the Mason–Dixon line. The 1921 state elections in the South were crucial in justifying the fight for women's right to participate in electoral politics. The elections in Boyd County (for the Kentucky House of Representatives District No.

Catlettsburg Equal Rights Association is founded

The Catlettsburg Equal Rights Association is formed in Boyd County on May 15, 1905, after a parlor meeting in the home of Mrs. Mary (Arthur F.) Morse at which the Kentucky Equal Rights Association president Laura Clay gave a talk. The club comprises six members with Mrs. James Patton, president; Mrs. R.H. Kilgore, treasurer; Mrs. Mary (Arthur F.) Morse, vice president; Miss Mary E. Morse, Miss Grace D. Runyon, Mrs. James Hughes.

Laura White of Ashland

Laura Rogers White while at University of Michigan (1870-74) - suffragist, architect, educator (at home in Clay County and in Laurel County), Kentucky's chair of the Women's Peace Party chapter, and led the "Peace and Arbitration" committee in the Ky. Equal Rights Association during World War I - from Ashland, Kentucky.

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