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A history question which has stumped historians

How did Egypt*, Adair County, KY, get the name?

It's a great question to ponder over the weekend, and it is one which has stumped two leading historians.

Bro. Paul Patton, who wrote, "A history of the Christian churches in Adair County, Kentucky" (1990), says he has asked and asked with no answer. A breakfast table companion, Mike Watson, author of two volumes of "An Adair County History," didn't have the answer, either, when asked Saturday morning in a downtown Columbia restaurant.

If anyone has the answer they and we at CM would like to know.

Egypt* - (And in keeping with the doctrine of Michael Morris, the town is "Absher." Morris says there is no such place as "Egypt.")

This story was posted on 2013-04-13 08:14:39
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