Organized in 1841.
The county seat is Kirksville.
named for John Adair, governor of Kentucky.
John Adair was born in
Chester County South Carolina on January 09, 1757. During the
Revolutionary War he served in the Continental Army.
He was a
delegate to the Kentucky State Constitutional Convention, a member of the
Kentucky State House of Representatives,
a Speaker of the Kentucky
State House of Representatives. He was a Kentucky Governor, Senator and
He served in the military during the War of 1812.
He died in Harrodsburg Kentucky on May 19 1840.
News-Accidents & Tragedies:
Charles Turner struck by lightening while planting
News-Birth Announcements: James Osenbaugh
Robbery spree in 1880 in Kirksville, names mentioned: Brenneman,
Lantz, Wilcher, Q.M.& P. depot, S.F. Furrow grocery, Halliday
News-Visiting & Gossip: Rev.
Carothers; Lewis Walters; John Wilkes; Rich; W.H.H.
News-Fires Train Wrecks & Calamities: Baylor Building
set on fire; Freight train derails near Novinger; Mr. Gooch's
boarding house catches fire; Judge M.G Clem's barn struck by
lightening and burned
News-Death Notices: Sophia
News-Community-Geo. R. Brewington; history of old
cottonwood tree in Col. Hardin's yard
News-Weather: 1880 cyclone Mr. and Mrs.
Horton's house and barn blown away, Mrs. Horton badly injured, Wm.
Crows house destroyed and Wm. Porters place hit
Enumerators for 1880
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