Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society

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The purposes of the Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society are: the preservation of historical sites; the collection, preservation, and perpetuation of genealogical history relative to Spencer County and surrounding counties of Kentucky; and to encourage the study of genealogy through educational and civic endeavors.


Examples of projects of the Society are: sponsorship of an annual essay contest for local high school students; the design and construction of the Heritage Quilts (1824-1924) for Kentucky's Bicentennial celebration in 1992, using hand stitching by local artisans; promotion of the preservation and restoration of the Ashes Creek School and the heritage homestead known locally as the Yates House, both located at Taylorsville Lake State Park; and sponsorship of a KentuckyHighway Marker honoring James Morrison Heady.


The Society also encourages its members to publish their research projects, thereby facilitating the research of others.


Annual membership includes four issues of Back Trails


Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month (except December) at the Spencer County Library in Taylorsville. Visitors are always welcome. The meetings feature presentations by local historians and genealogists; group visits are also made to local historical sites.


Contact the Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society, PO Box 266, Taylorsville KY 40071