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Cobb detailed early Owen Co. in 1890 book

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By Bonnie Strassell

In the 1700s, Kentucky was cut-off from the settlements in the East by hundreds of miles of wild, forest-covered mountains. It became the scene of one of the most bloody and heroic struggles in American history.
In 1773, the McAfee brothers and their party were perhaps one of the first to explore the area of Owen County. They made camp at the mouth of Mill Creek where present-day Perry Park stands.


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