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University Press of Kentucky

Little Kingdoms: The Counties of Kentucky, 1850-1891

Little Kingdoms: The Counties of Kentucky, 1850-1891

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Kentucky's counties though theoretically provinces of the state were in reality powerful semi-sovereign entities during the latter half of the 19th century. Their positive accomplishments were many. Government funds were wisely invested in internal improvements, road construction, law enforcement, tax collection, and relief of the poor. Keen competition for county offices, placed on an electoral basis by the Constitution of 1850, brought added vitality to Kentucky's uniquely intense political li

Author: Robert M. Ireland
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Published: 07/15/2014
Pages: 200
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.57lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.45d
ISBN: 9780813153124

About the Author

Robert M. Ireland is associate professor of history at the University of Kentucky.


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