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Bibliography of History

*Boyd, L., Chronicles of Cynthiana and Other Chronicles (1894)

Conrad, William, Life and Travels of Elder William Conrad (1876). A Baptist preacher from Harrison County

*Cromwell, John M., Cromwell's Comments edition, by Penn and Slade, from Cynthiana Democrat column on Cynthiana history from 1928-1941

Cynthiana Democrat, Pictorial History of Harrison County (1993).  Out of print, but in libraries - photos of Cynthiana

*Cynthiana Democrat, reprint June 1896 - A special edition with biographical sketches and photos.

Cynthiana High School Alumni Association, Cynthiana High School Alumni 1872-1962 (1993).  Individual and class photos, index
(CD-rom of CHS annuals available from Lowell Maybrier, 117 Hopewell, Paris, Kentucky 40361)

Harrison Heritage News, published for members by Harrison County Historical Society, P. O. Box 411, Cynthiana, KY 41031
(archived at )

Kinney, Sarah S., A History of the Cynthiana Presbyterian Churcn 1829-1969. (1969)

Lafferty, Maude Ward, Destruction of Ruddle's and Martin's Fort. (1957), Kentucky Historical Society

May, Elizabeth H., The Coleman-Desha Plantation (1991  master's degree thesis, George Washington University).
Farm site is one mile east of Cynthiana on Oddville Pike, by Eastside Elementary.

*Moore, William M., Writings of Colonel William M. Moore, compiled by Andres B. Peak (2002)

*Peddicord, Virgil, Cynthiana Since 1790 (1986).  Separately published index.  Residents/business by lot/street

Penn, William A., Rattling Spurs and Broad-Brimmed Hats:  The Civil War in Cynthiana and Harrison County, Kentucky. (1995)
189 pp (out of print) To be reprinted in 2006 probably.

Perrin, William H., History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky (1892).
In print by Southern Historical Press, Box 1267, Greenville, SC  29602.

Slade, George D., Railroads in Harrison County, KY (2005).  Available from Historic Midway Museum Store, P. O. Box 4592, Midway, KY  40347.

Swinford, Mac, A History of the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church (1929).

*Wilson, Katherine, This Old House, 26 Cynthiana houses and families whooccupied them.

*Available from the Harrison County Historical Society

Submitted by:  Bill Penn, editor Harrison Heritage News


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