Recently I came across several interesting items in old issues of the Paducah, Kentucky newspapers. The following tidbit is taken from the 16 January 1854 issue of the Paducah Daily Democrat.
“The act that passsed the Senate of Kentucky dividing Caldwell county and making a new county, called Fillmore, with Eddyville as the county seat, has also passed the House of Representatives, with an amendment changing the name to Lyon county.”
Why was this new county almost named Fillmore? Can someone shed some light on this?