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Edmonton is 200! Metcalfe County not quite as old!

Metcalfe County was carved Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Hart and Monroe Counties, in 1860, with almost all from one county. (Guess & Test which one ceded the much & percent, then click headline for a 'Know Your County Better test). Edmonton was laid out as a town and Edmund Rogers began selling lots in 1819.

From Gaye Shaw, Executive Director, Edmonton/Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce

The question has been asked how Edmonton could be celebrating their 200th anniversary when it has not been fifty years since the entire community celebrated the sesquicentennial in 2010.

According to "Metcalfe County, Our History in Pictures" published by the Metcalfe County Historical Society, Metcalfe County was recognized as a county May 1, in 1860 from a large portion of land then known as Barren County.



Approximately 90% of Metcalfe County came from Barren County with very small portions coming from Hart, Green, Adair, Cumberland, and Monroe Counties.

Edmonton was a precinct of Barren County.

Edmund Rogers settled the area around 1800. He laid the town out and began selling lots in 1819.

When Metcalfe County was formed, Edmonton was named the county seat.

Some people did not agree with that selection and hired a surveyor to find the "center" of the newly formed Metcalfe County.

Much to the unhappy individuals dismay, the geographic center of Metcalfe County was found to be about a half mile from the public square in Edmonton! - Gaye Shaw


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Edmonton is 200! Metcalfe County not quite as old!



2018-04-23 - Edmonton, Metcalfe County, KY - Photo from Gaye Shaw, Executive Director, Edmonton/Metcalfe Co. Chamber of Commerce.
The question has been asked how Edmonton could be celebrating their 200th anniversary when it has not been fifty years since the entire community celebrated the sesquicentennial in 2010. According to "Metcalfe County, Our History in Pictures" published by the Metcalfe County Historical Society, Metcalfe County was recognized as a county May 1, in 1860 from a large portion of land then known as Barren County. Edmund Rogers settled the area around 1800. He laid the town out and began selling lots in 1819. Information courtesy Gaye Shaw

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