Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Thursday, April 28, 2011 is the Christian County in Kentucky.

"Christian County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1797. As of 2000, its population was 72,265. Its county seat is Hopkinsville, Kentucky. As of 2007, its population was estimated to be 80,868.

"Christian County is part of the Clarksville, TN–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.


"The county is named for Colonel William Christian, a native of Augusta County, Virginia, and a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He settled near Louisville, Kentucky in 1785, and was killed by Native Americans in southern Indiana in 1786.

"Jefferson Davis was born in Christian County, as was Adlai E. Stevenson I.

"Joshua Grant was an early settler of Christian County. He married into the McNeil family. Almost all of Joshua's sons had "McNeil" as their middle name. Joshua Grant was a descendant of James Grant and Anne Diskin of Caswell County, North Carolina. Many of the Grants in Montgomery County, Tennessee and Jefferson County, Illinois were also descendants of James Grant and Anne Diskin. Contrary to what is stated in publications dating back to the 1880s, this is a southern Grant family that was not related to General Ulysses S. Grant, at least on this Continent.

"The United States Supreme Court case Barker v. Wingo, 407 U.S. 514 (1972), arose out of a 1958 double-murder in Christian County, Kentucky.

"In 2006 and 2008, tornadoes touched down across northern Christian County, damaging homes in the Crofton area.

"In 2017, northwestern Christian County will experience the longest duration of totality in the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 that will cross North America."

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April 2011

1Delany Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas
2Oakwood Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minnesota
3Echo Cemetery, Summit County, Utah
4Kern's Cemetery, Belgrade Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota
5Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California
6Ohio Cemetery, Ceresco Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota
7Zutphen Cemetery, Jamestown Charter Township, Ottawa County, Michigan
8Lawrence Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas
9Fields Chapel Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas
10Sugar Grove Cemetery, Jamestown Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota
11Saint Victoria Cemetery, Victoria, Carver County, Minnesota
12Gerfers Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
13Grayson Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas
14Hickory Grove Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas
15Spradling Cemetery, Mission Township, LaSalle County, Illinois
16Madison County, Mississippi
17Yazoo County, Mississippi
18Maricao Municipio, Puerto Rico
19Beaufort County, North Carolina
20Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
21Perry County, Indiana
22San Lorenzo Municipio, Puerto Rico
23Caribou County, Idaho
24Barton County, Missouri
25Sevier County, Tennessee
26Ransom County, North Dakota
27Winston County, Alabama
28Christian County, Kentucky
29Vermillion County, Indiana
30Clallam County, Washington



Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010