African-American Life in Preston County

African-American Life in Preston County

Louisville's African-American community dates back to the early 1800s. Before the 1850s, many Black churches such as the Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church were founded in the area. Prominent African Americans, including Whitney M. Young, Woodford Porter, FrankStanley, and Calvin Winstead, became Louisville's pioneer families in modern business and politics. Within the pages of this volume are many of the families who worked to become institution builders and leaders--in Louisville and around the world.African-American Life in Louisville covers the period from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s and focuses on the people and places in the Greater Louisville area, including Shelbyville. AuthorBruce Tyler, Associate Professor of History at the University of Kentucky, Louisville, has created this unique collection of vintage photographs as a tribute to his community.

Genealogy of Some Early Families in Grant and Pleasant Districts, Preston County, West Virginia

Genealogy of Some Early Families in Grant and Pleasant Districts, Preston County, West Virginia

Grant and Pleasant Districts, in Preston County, West Virginia, were formed in 1852. The early families of Grant and Pleasant Districts, like their Maryland and Pennsylvania neighbors, were among the first to endure the rigors of mountain life. The genealogy of some of these families--Christopher, Connor, Cunningham, King, Metheny, Ryan, Street, Thorpe, Walls, Wheeler, and Wolf, those mostly of early 19th-century provenance--is the basis of this book.

Preston County

Preston County

Preston County, West Virginia, is the only county in the United States with that name. It lies nestled into a corner of the state bounded on the north by Pennsylvania and the Mason-Dixon Line, and on the east by the state of Maryland. This scenic Appalachian region has a variance in elevation from a low of 870 feet to a high of 3,236 feet. With more tillable land than any other county in the state, Preston County is naturally a farming community, although mining, timber, recreation, and tourism are vital contributors to the county's economy. In this vibrant retrospective, local author Charles A. Thomas brings the county's past to life, covering the period from 1890 to the mid-1900s. Vintage images portray the pioneer era, the early commercial and industrial ventures here, and the people who brought it all about. We visit turn-of-the-century schools and mills, and see the trains and railroaders who made this area prosper in the late 1800s. Preston County, West Virginia, is the only county in the United States with that name. It lies nestled into a corner of the state bounded on the north by Pennsylvania and the Mason-Dixon Line, and on the east by the state of Maryland. This scenic Appalachian region has a variance in elevation from a low of 870 feet to a high of 3,236 feet. With more tillable land than any other county in the state, Preston County is naturally a farming community, although mining, timber, recreation, and tourism are vital contributors to the county's economy. In this vibrant retrospective, local author Charles A. Thomas brings the county's past to life, covering the period from 1890 to the mid-1900s. Vintage images portray the pioneer era, the early commercial and industrial ventures here, and the people who brought it all about. We visit turn-of-the-century schools and mills, and see the trains and railroaders who made this area prosper in the late 1800s.