Woodbury is a home rule-class city in Butler County, United States. The population was 90 at the 2010 census, Woodbury is located in southeastern Butler County at 37°11′00″N 86°38′12″W. It is situated on the west bank of the Green River, the Butler County seat, is 4 miles to the northwest. According to the United States Census Bureau, Woodbury has an area of 0.14 square miles. As of the census of 2000, there were 87 people,35 households, the population density was 731.3 people per square mile. There were 36 housing units at a density of 302.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 100. 00% White, hispanic or Latino of any race were 2. 30% of the population. 25. 7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5. 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.00. In the city, the population was out with 21. 8% under the age of 18,8. 0% from 18 to 24,37. 9% from 25 to 44,26. 4% from 45 to 64. The median age was 41 years, for every 100 females there were 93.3 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males, the median income for a household in the city was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had an income of $38,333 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,564, there were 7. 1% of families and 11. 1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 16. 0% of under eighteens and 50. 0% of those over 64. Bloch, admiral who commanded the local Naval District at Pearl Harbor at the time of the Japanese attack during World War II
Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, United States. The population was 117,429 at the 2010 census, the 38th parallel crosses the north side of the city and is marked on Interstate 69. Situated on an oxbow in the Ohio River, the city is referred to as the Crescent Valley or River City. As testament to the Ohios grandeur, early French explorers named it La Belle Riviere, the area has been inhabited by various cultures for millennia, dating back at least 10,000 years. Angel Mounds was a permanent settlement of the Mississippian culture from 1000 AD to around 1400 AD, the city itself was founded in 1812. The broad economic base of the region has helped build an economy which is known for its stability, Four NYSE companies are headquartered in Evansville, along with the global operations center for NYSE company Mead Johnson. Three other companies traded on the NASDAQ are headquartered in Evansville, the city is home to public and private enterprise in many areas, as Evansville serves as the economic hub of the region.
The city has well known educational institutions. Other local educational institutions have garnered praise and attention, including nationally ranked Signature School, in 2008, Evansville was voted the best city in the country in which to live and play by the readers of Kiplinger, and in 2009 the 11th best. See main article, History of Evansville, there was a continuous human presence in the area that became Evansville from at least 8,000 BC by Paleo-Indians. Following the abandonment of Angel Mounds between the years 1400 and 1450, tribes of Miami, Piankeshaw, Delaware, the land encompassing Evansville was formally relinquished by the Delaware in 1805 to General William Henry Harrison, governor of the Indiana Territory. French hunters and trappers were among the first Europeans to come to the area, on March 27,1812, Hugh McGary Jr. purchased about 441 acres and named it McGarys Landing. In 1814, to more people, McGary renamed his village Evansville in honor of Colonel Robert Morgan Evans. Evansville incorporated in 1817 and became a county seat on January 7,1818, the county was named for Henry Vanderburgh, a deceased chief judge of the Indiana territorial supreme court.
Evansville soon became a commercial town with an extensive river trade. The west side of Evansville was for many years cut off from the part of the city by Pigeon Creek. The land comprising the town of Lamasco was platted in 1837 and was ultimately annexed in 1870. The project was intended to open Indiana to commerce and improve transportation from New Orleans to New York City, unfortunately the project bankrupted the state and was so poorly engineered that it would not hold water
Indiana /ɪndiˈænə/ is a U. S. state located in the midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 38th largest by area and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States and its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U. S. state on December 11,1816, before becoming a territory, varying cultures of indigenous peoples and historic Native Americans inhabited Indiana for thousands of years. Indiana has an economy with a gross state product of $298 billion in 2012. Indiana has several areas with populations greater than 100,000. The states name means Land of the Indians, or simply Indian Land and it stems from Indianas territorial history. On May 7,1800, the United States Congress passed legislation to divide the Northwest Territory into two areas and named the section the Indiana Territory. In 1816, when Congress passed an Enabling Act to begin the process of establishing statehood for Indiana, a resident of Indiana is officially known as a Hoosier.
The first inhabitants in what is now Indiana were the Paleo-Indians, divided into small groups, the Paleo-Indians were nomads who hunted large game such as mastodons. They created stone tools made out of chert by chipping and flaking, the Archaic period, which began between 5000 and 4000 BC, covered the next phase of indigenous culture. The people developed new tools as well as techniques to cook food, such new tools included different types of spear points and knives, with various forms of notches. They made ground-stone tools such as axes, woodworking tools. During the latter part of the period, they built mounds and middens. The Archaic period ended at about 1500 BC, although some Archaic people lived until 700 BC, the Woodland period took place in Indiana, where various new cultural attributes appeared. During this period, the people created ceramics and pottery, an early Woodland period group named the Adena people had elegant burial rituals, featuring log tombs beneath earth mounds. In the middle portion of the Woodland period, the Hopewell people began developing long-range trade of goods, nearing the end of the stage, the people developed highly productive cultivation and adaptation of agriculture, growing such crops as corn and squash.
The Woodland period ended around 1000 AD, the Mississippian culture emerged, lasting from 1000 until the 15th century, shortly before the arrival of Europeans. During this stage, the people created large urban settlements designed according to their cosmology, with mounds and plazas defining ceremonial
United States Army Corps of Engineers
The United States Army Corps of Engineers, sometimes shortened to CoE is a U. S. Although generally associated with dams and flood protection in the United States, the Corps of Engineers provides outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and provides 24% of U. S. hydropower capacity. The corps mission is to Deliver vital public and military engineering services, partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nations security, energize the economy and their most visible missions include, designing and operating locks and dams. Other civil engineering projects include flood control, beach nourishment and construction of flood protection systems through various federal mandates. Design and construction management of military facilities for the Army, Air Force, Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve and other Defense and Federal agencies. The history of United States Army Corps of Engineers can be traced back to 16 June 1775, colonel Richard Gridley became General George Washingtons first chief engineer, however, it was not until 1779 that Congress created a separate Corps of Engineers.
One of its first tasks was to build fortifications near Boston at Bunker Hill, the first Corps of Engineers was mostly composed of French subjects who had been hired by General Washington from the service of Louis XVI. that the said Corps. Shall be stationed at West Point in the State of New York, until 1866, the superintendent of the United States Military Academy was always an officer of engineer. During the first half of the 19th century, West Point was the major and, for a while, the General Survey Act of 1824 authorized the use of Army engineers to survey road and canal routes. Separately authorized on 4 July 1838, the U. S and it was merged with the Corps of Engineers on 31 March 1863, at which point the Corps of Engineers assumed the Lakes Survey District mission for the Great Lakes. In 1841, Congress created the Lake Survey, the survey, based in Detroit, Mich. was charged with conducting a hydrographical survey of the Northern and Northwestern Lakes and preparing and publishing nautical charts and other navigation aids.
The Lake Survey published its first charts in 1852, in the mid-19th century, Corps of Engineers officers ran Lighthouse Districts in tandem with U. S. Naval officers. The Army Corps of Engineers played a significant role in the American Civil War, many of the men who would serve in the top leadership in this institution were West Point graduates who rose to military fame and power during the Civil War. Some of these men were Union Generals George McClellan, Henry Halleck, George Meade, and Confederate generals Robert E. Lee, Joseph Johnston, the versatility of officers in the Army Corps of Engineers contributed to the success of numerous missions throughout the Civil War. They were responsible for building pontoon and railroad bridges and batteries, the destruction of supply lines. The Army Corps of Engineers served as a function in making the war effort logistically feasible. This method of building trenches was known as the zigzag pattern, from the beginning, many politicians wanted the Corps of Engineers to contribute to both military construction and works of a civil nature.
During World War II the mission grew to more than 27,000 military, included were aircraft, tank assembly, and ammunition plants, camps for 5.3 million soldiers, depots and hospitals, as well as the Manhattan Project, and the Pentagon
Lincoln County, Kentucky
Lincoln County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,742, Lincoln is a prohibition or dry county. Lincoln County is part of the Danville, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, organized in 1780, Lincoln County was not named for the president, but for the American Revolutionary War general Benjamin Lincoln. Lincoln was one of the three counties formed out of Virginias Kentucky County. These three were separated from Virginia to create the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1792, the countys original seat was at Harrodsburg, but that part of Lincoln County became Mercer County in 1785. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 337 square miles. Lincoln County is located in South Central Kentucky in the part of the ring of Knobs around the Bluegrass region. It includes the headwaters of the Green River, boyle County Garrard County Rockcastle County Pulaski County Casey County As of the census of 2000, there were 23,361 people,9,206 households, and 6,729 families residing in the county.
The population density was 70 per square mile, there were 10,127 housing units at an average density of 30 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 96. 12% White,2. 53% Black or African American,0. 15% Native American,0. 10% Asian,0. 38% from other races,0. 89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23. 60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10. 50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.95. By age,25. 70% of the population was under 18,8. 40% from 18 to 24,29. 80% from 25 to 44,23. 10% from 45 to 64, the median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males, for every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $26,542, males had a median income of $26,395 versus $20,517 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,602, about 16. 40% of families and 21. 10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27. 10% of those under age 18 and 22. 90% of those age 65 or over
Henderson County, Kentucky
Henderson County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 46,250, the county was formed in 1798 and named for Colonel Richard Henderson who purchased 17,000,000 acres of land from the Cherokee Indians, part of which would eventually make up the county. Henderson County is part of the Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area, Henderson County was established in 1798, using land taken from Christian County. A peninsula across the Ohio from Henderson, which now forms Union Township, Vanderburgh County, was the subject of Handlys Lessee v. Anthony, a U. S. Supreme Court case in 1820. An area known as Green River Island is part of Kentucky, the Ellis Park Race Course is located there. Once home to part of the Cherokee Nation, members of the Southern Cherokee were welcomed to Kentucky in 1893, the Southern Cherokee still live in Henderson County. A workplace shooting occurred at an Atlantis Plastics factory in Henderson, the gunman, 25-year-old Wesley Neal Higdon and killed five people and critically injured a sixth, before taking his own life.
The mass murder is the worst in the history of Henderson County, according to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 466 square miles, of which 437 square miles is land and 30 square miles is water. The countys northern border with Indiana is formed by the Ohio River, the population density was 102 per square mile. There were 19,466 housing units at a density of 44 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 91. 16% White,7. 10% Black or African American,0. 16% Native American,0. 33% Asian,0. 01% Pacific Islander,0. 39% from other races, and 0. 86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0. 97% of the population,26. 40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10. 60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the family size was 2.93. In the county, the population was out with 24. 60% under the age of 18,8. 40% from 18 to 24,30. 00% from 25 to 44,23. 90% from 45 to 64. The median age was 37 years, for every 100 females there were 93.60 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males, the median income for a household in the county was $35,892, and the median income for a family was $44,703. Males had an income of $33,838 versus $22,572 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,470, about 9. 70% of families and 12. 30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17. 20% of those under age 18 and 10. 10% of those age 65 or over
The Nolin River is a 104-mile-long tributary of the Green River in central Kentucky in the United States. Via the Green and Ohio rivers, it is a part of the watershed of the Mississippi River. According to legend, Nolin River was so named when a group of hunters camped on a knoll near the river, the story continues the rest of the party returned to the knoll where someone said Here is the knoll, but no Lynn. The lost hunter was found alive and well camped out at nearby Lynn Camp Creek, the United States Board on Geographic Names settled on Nolin River as the streams name in 1933. The Nolin flows generally southwestwardly through or along the boundaries of Hardin, Hart and it joins the Green River in the western part of Mammoth Cave National Park, about 2 miles northeast of Brownsville. In Edmonson County, a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers dam causes the river to form Nolin River Lake
John Hunt Morgan
John Hunt Morgan was a Confederate general in the American Civil War. In April 1862, he raised the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, fought at Shiloh, and launched a raid in Kentucky. He attacked the supply-lines of General William S. Rosecrans, in July 1863, he set out on a 1000-mile raid into Indiana and Ohio, taking hundreds of prisoners. But after most of his men had been intercepted by Union gunboats, Morgan surrendered at Salineville, the legendary Morgans Raid, which had been carried out against orders, gained no tactical advantage for the Confederacy, while the loss of his regiment proved a serious setback. Morgan escaped from his Union prison but his credibility was low and he was killed at Greeneville, Tennessee in September 1864. Morgan was the brother-in-law of Confederate general A. P. Hill, John Hunt Morgan was born in Huntsville, the eldest of ten children of Calvin and Henrietta Morgan. He was the brother-in-law of A. P. Hill and he was said to be a direct descendant of Revolutionary War general and hero Daniel Morgan.
Whose own great grand-uncle was perhaps historys most successful privateer, Henry Morgan, Morgans home was built in Lexington, Kentucky was built in 1814. Currently a historic landmark, and guided tours are available upon request, Morgans family is known for John Wesley Hunt who became a leading landowner and businessman in Kentucky and one of the wealthiest men in the western part of the country. His business empire included interest in banking, horse breeding, among his business associates were Henry Clay and John Jacob Astor. Which contributed for much of the familys longterm wealth, Morgans paternal grandparents were Luther and Anna Morgan. Luther Morgan had settled in Huntsville, but a downturn in the economy forced him to mortgage his holdings. His father, Calvin Morgan, lost his Huntsville home in 1831 when he was unable to pay the property following the failure of his pharmacy. The family moved to Lexington, where he would one of his father-in-laws sprawling farms. Morgan grew up on the farm outside of Lexington and attended Transylvania College for two years, but was suspended in 1844 for dueling with a fraternity brother, in 1846, Morgan joined the Fraternal Order of Freemasons, at Daviess Lodge #22, Kentucky.
Morgan desired a career, but the small size of the US military severely limited opportunities for officers commissions. In 1846 Morgan enlisted with his brother Calvin and uncle Alexander in the U. S. Army as a private during the Mexican-American War. He was elected lieutenant and was promoted to first lieutenant before arriving in Mexico
The Rough River is a 156-mile-long tributary of the Green River in west-central Kentucky in the United States. Via the Green and Ohio rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, according to the Geographic Names Information System, it has been known historically as Rough Creek. It joins the Green River at the town of Livermore, on the boundary of McLean. On the boundary of Breckinridge and Grayson counties, the Rough is dammed to form Rough River Lake, the lake collects the 29. 5-mile-long North Fork Rough River, which flows for its entire length in Breckinridge County
Sebree is a home rule-class city in Webster County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 1,558 during the year 2000 U. S. Census, Sebree was founded as a railroad town in 1868, just ahead of the arrival of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad in October. The town founders, William Scott and Col. E. G, intended to name it Springdale after nearby natural springs, but the name was preëmpted by another community in Mason County. The post office was initially named McBride, but renamed for Col. Sebree in 1870 for his assistance in bringing the railroad to this part of the state, the L&N depot was on the eastern side of the track and furnished with day and night operators. At one time, Sebree was home to some 40 businesses, shops, the first nondenominational church was erected in 1870. It was quickly followed by Methodist and Baptist churches, the town was home to Sebree Springs, a summer resort and park operated by G. L. Dial. Telephone service arrived in 1895, and several factories were built.
The historic Sebree Deposit Bank is still in operation with a refurbished interior including a marble floor, another historic site in the area is the Queen Anne McMullin-Warren House. Sebree is located at 37°36′29″N 87°31′46″W, according to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,558 people,573 households, the population density was 959.5 people per square mile. There were 627 housing units at a density of 386.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 93. 77% White,0. 64% African American,0. 19% Native American,0. 06% Pacific Islander,5. 01% from other races, hispanic or Latino of any race were 11. 30% of the population. 28. 6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12. 2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00. In the city, the population was out with 23. 3% under the age of 18,11. 6% from 18 to 24,27. 8% from 25 to 44,20. 0% from 45 to 64.
The median age was 36 years, for every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males, the median income for a household in the city was $29,663, and the median income for a family was $35,221. Males had an income of $21,379 versus $18,438 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,339, about 17. 4% of families and 22. 3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31. 9% of those under age 18 and 12. 4% of those age 65 or over
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, United States. Founded by pioneers in 1798, Bowling Green was the capital of Confederate Kentucky during the American Civil War. The city was the inspiration for the 1967 Everly Brothers song Bowling Green and it is the home of numerous manufacturers, including General Motors and Fruit of the Loom. The Bowling Green Assembly Plant has been the source of all Chevrolet Corvettes built since 1981, Bowling Green is home to the states second-largest public university, Western Kentucky University. In 2014, Forbes magazine listed Bowling Green as one of the Top 25 Best Places to Retire in the United States, the first Europeans known to have reached the area carved their names on beech trees near the river around 1775. By 1778, settlers established McFaddens Station on the bank of the Barren River. Present-day Bowling Green grew out of homesteads erected by Robert and George Moore and General Elijah Covington, the Moore brothers arrived from Virginia circa 1794.
In 1798, only two years after Warren County had been formed, Robert Moore donated 2 acres of land to county trustees for the purpose of constructing public buildings, soon after, he donated an additional 30 to 40 acres surrounding the original plot. The city of Bowling Green was officially incorporated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky on March 6,1798, some controversy exists over the source of the towns name. Some historians dispute this and credit Bowling Green, early records indicate that the city name was spelled Bowlingreen. By 1810, Bowling Green had 154 residents, growth in steamboat commerce and the proximity of the Barren River increased Bowling Greens importance. Canal locks and dams on the Barren River made it more navigable. In 1832, the first portage railway connected the river to the location of the current county courthouse, mules pulled freight and passengers to and from the city on the tracks. Despite rapid urbanization of the Bowling Green area in the 1830s, Bowling Green declared itself neutral in an attempt to escape the Civil War.
Because of its location and resources, both the Union and Confederacy sought control of the city. The majority of its residents rejected both the Confederacy and the Lincoln administration, on September 18,1861, around 1300 Confederate soldiers arrived from Tennessee to occupy the city, placed under command of Kentucky native General Simon Bolivar Buckner. The citys pro-Union feelings surprised the Confederate occupiers, surrounding hills were fortified to secure possible military approaches to the valuable river and railroad assets. In November 1861, the provisional Confederate government of Kentucky chose Bowling Green as its capital and they destroyed bridges across the Barren River, the railroad depot, and other important buildings that could be used by the enemy