In 16 years of education, I only got about one month's worth of study about Kentucky history and geography. And that was in the fourth grade.

Who remembers dark rooms and filmstrips?

So I decided that since we have this thing called the Internet, I could educate myself. And I'm starting with the names of the counties in our immediate tri-state area.

This has been a fun learning experience for me. Maybe it will be for you, too.

Enjoy.

How Tri-State Counties Got Their Names

We've said them a million times. We don't even think about them. But all county names have origins. And these are the tri-state's county name beginnings.
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