Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday's Facts - Lyon County, Kentucky

Lyon County, Kentucky had a population of 8,451 in 2013. The county seat is Eddyville, which has the distinction of having been the county seat of three different counties - Livingston County from 1799-1804, Caldwell County in 1809 and finally, Lyon County when it was established in 1854. The population of Eddyville in 2010 was 2,554.  Eddyville had a shipbuilding business on the Cumberland River during the first decade of the 1800s.[1]

[1] Agreement between James Lyon and James Gillespie, master builder at "lower ship yard in Eddyville," Livingston County Deed Book A:204, dated 15 March 1806.

Published 15 May 2015, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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