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Map of Breckinridge CountyBreckinridge County was established by an act of Kentucky General Assembly on December 9th, 1799 from a part of Hardin County. John Breckinridge, a Kentucky attorney general and legislator is the reason that Breckinridge County has it's name. He later served in the U.S. Senate and as U.S. Attorney General. Breckinridge County became the 39th county on January 1st, 1800. Some of Breckinridge County was used to form Meade County and Hancock County in 1829.

The Organizational Meeting of the Breckinridge County Historical Society was held on January 7, 1984.  Thirty-seven individuals were present and signed the “Register” for the establishment of the Society. The first Board of Trustees and officers of the Society were elected on August 25, 1984, at which time the By-Laws were also adopted. The first Trustees were: Perry T. Ryan, Flora Alexander, Brenda Monin, Charles McGary, and Cale Yates. Officers were: President, Perry T. Ryan; Vice President, Gary Pile; Secretary, Virginia Hinton; and Treasurer, Mary Cobb.

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