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Bell County Bell KY

Architecture

Art and Craft Supplies

Artists

Arts Instruction

Arts Organizations

Display and Selling Venues

General Resources

Historical Music Recordings

Oral Histories

Public Art

Slide Show

Special Events

Special Projects

 

Bell County Statistics

Kentucky PostSecondary Education Profile (CPE) .PDF file
Fedstats

Architecture back to top

American Association, Limited, Office Building Photos
2215 Cumberland Ave.
Middlesboro, KY
Architecture: Romanesque
Arthur Museum 2215 Cumberland Ave.
Middlesboro, KY 40965
1-800-248-1075
Houses Bell County Tourism Commission and Visitor Center, and
showcases city founder Alexander A. Arthur memorabilia
Built in 1890 to house the old American Association, and included in the National Historic Register
Bell County Coal House North 20th Street
Middlesboro, KY 40965
606-248-1075
Houses Bell County Chamber of Commerce
Built in 1926 out of 42 tons of bituminous coal
Next door, is the outdoor Bell County Coal Mining Museum

Cumberland Gap Historic District Photos
E of Middlesboro
Middlesboro vicinity, KY
Architecture: NA
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
National Park Service
Photos
E of Middlesboro along Kentucky-Virginia state line
Middlesboro vicinity, KY
Architecture: NA
Cumberland Gap TunnelU.S. Hwy. 25E
Middlesboro, KY 40965
606-248-2817
4,600 foot tunnel that pusses under Cumberland Gap
Technologically unique structure
More info
First Baptist Church of Middlesboro P.O. Box 839
Middlesboro, KY 40965-0839
606-248-2637
Fax: 606-248-4636
Email
First completed in 1917, since has had numerous renovations Grapevine Inn Bed and Breakfast
Middlesboro, KY
House built around 1904
Named Grapevine Inn by its new owners after discovering a hand-painted mural of a grapevine under several layers of wallpaper in the dining room
Hensley Settlement Photos
Hensley Settlement Tours, Historical tour
U.S. 25 E
P.O. Box 1848
Cubage vicinity, KY 40965
Established in 1904 by Sherman Hensley, occupied until 1951
Located at top of Brush Mountain
Henderson Settlement and Log House Craft Shop KY 190 off U.S. Hwy. 25E
Frakes, KY
606-337-3613
Founded in 1925 by the United Methodist Mission
Craft shop offers handmade mountain/country crafts and quilts

Middlesboro Downtown Commercial District
Photos
Roughly Bounded by Cumberland Ave., 19th, 20th Sts., and
Edgewood Rd.
Middlesboro, KY
Architecture: MIxed, more than two styles from different periods.
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Photos
314 N. Main St.
Middlesboro, KY
Architecture: Romanesque
Pineville Courthouse Square Historic District Photos
Along Kentucky, Pine, Virginia, and Walnut Sts.
Pineville, KY
Architecture: Romanesque
St. Mary's Episcopal Church Photos
131 Edgewood Rd.
Middlesboro, KY
Architecture: Gothic Revival
The Tri-State Marker
Located in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
606-248-2817
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark where Kentucky,
Tennessee, and Virginia all meet.

Arts Instruction back to top

Bell County Schools District Webpage Bell Central School Center
Eunice Madley, Art Teacher
Artist of the Month
Bell County Area Technology Center Carpentry, and Automotive Technologies
Bell County High School
Fine Arts Elective Courses
Includes Art I, Advanced Art, Graphic Design, Visual and
Performing Arts
Frakes School Center Mrs. Jan Miracle, K-3 Arts Teacher Lone Jack School CenterDebbie Cornett, Arts and Humanities teacher
Future Artists Page

Page School CenterMrs. Sandra Harbin, Arts and Humanities teacher
Mr. Rex Hatmaker, Art Teacher
Mr. Michael Bolton’s Class Project
Student Technology Leadership Program student animations
1 2 3 4
Recovery and Day Treatment Center

Right Fork School Mrs. Debbie Collett, 7th and 8th Art Teacher
Mrs. Amy Woolum’s site with Class Projects Yellow Creek School
Ms. Debbie Hunter,4-8 Art Teacher
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Middlesboro, KY
KCTCS Visual Arts Related Certification Programs
Drafting, Auto Body Repair (Auto Body Painter Helper, Automotive    
Painter, Painter Apprentice, Painter Assistant), Construction
Technology (Carpenter Helper, Residential Carpenter, Rough 
Carpenter, Basic Carpenter, Acoustical Carpenter, Interior Finish
Painter, Paper Hanger Painter), Historical Information Management, Professional Craft (Kiln Building for Professional Potters, Professional Raku Pottery), and Welding Technology
Pottery Program of Study Communications, Humanities and Fine Arts Division
Middlesboro Independent Schools Webpage Middlesboro Primary School
Johnanna Baker 

Middlesboro Intermediate SchoolJohnanna Baker

Middlesboro Middle School Judy Suttle

Middlesboro High SchoolArtists back to top

Alan Hurd Teacher at Bell County High School

Joan Wallen and Kathy Money Middlesboro, KY
Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival Vendors
Crafts: quilted purses

Keely Shattuck Middlesboro, KY
Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival Vendors
Crafts: Handmade items, embroidery, cross-stitch samplers

Mitchell Charles Frakes, KY
Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival Vendors
Crafts: pottery

Mark Cadle Middlesboro, KY
Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival Vendors

Art and Craft Supplies back to top

Arts Organizations back to top

Bell County Homemakers Participates in a Quilt Show for Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival

Display and Selling Venues back to top

Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival
P.O. Box 836
Middlesboro, KY 40965
Venues include antiques and crafts displays, and
pumpkin carvings
Antiques/Crafts Contact: Elizabeth Bisceglia, at 606-248-0145
Contests Included: Quilt, Photo, Home and Business Decoration

Middlesboro Nursing and Rehabilitation FacilityMiddlesboro, KY
A variety of handmade crafts available during
Cumberland Mountain
Fall Festival

Bell County Historical Society Museum Displays various artwork including sculptures, pottery, and quilts
P.O. Box 1344
Middlesboro, KY 40965-3144
606-242-0005
Email

Henderson Settlement and Log House Craft Shop KY 190 off U.S. Hwy. 25E
Frakes, KY
606-337-3613
Founded in 1925 by the United Methodist Mission
Craft shop offers handmade mountain/country crafts and quilts

Kentucky Mountain Laurel FestivalP.O. Box 151
Pineville, KY, 40977
606-337-6103
Venues include Crafts and Concession as well as Bell County
Homemakers Quilt Show
Vendor info.

Artcraft Signs Inc 212 W. Kentucky Ave, Pineville, KY 40977
606-337-0955
Vehicle lettering, signs, pin striping, illustration and design services, custom cartoons, caricatures and portraits, banners, airbrush
and graphics

Rather Bead Dazzled1014 N. 12th St Ste 1
Middlesboro, KY 40965
606-242-3605
Jewelry design

Fern Lake Frame ShopP.O. Box 2311
Middlesboro, KY 40965
606-248-1471
Picture frame dealers

Cumberland Crafts S 12th St, Middlesboro, KY 40965
606-242-3699
Craft gallery and dealers

Ideal Print Shop Inc 1002 N 15th St
Middlesboro, KY 40965
606-248-8477
Offers screen printing, logo design and digitization, graphic design, full color printing, embroider, and commercial printing

General Resources back to top

Bell County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 788, Middlesboro, KY 40965
606-248-1075
Fax: 606-248-8851
Email              

Middlesboro Daily News Website

Historical Music Recordings back to top

Black-Eyed Susie,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 2-17-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Boatin’ Up Sandy,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 2-17-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Bonaparte’s Retreat,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Bug-Eyed Rabbit,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 2-17-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Cluck Old Hen,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 2-17-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Cookhouse Joe,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 2-17-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Cotton Bonnet,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Cotton-Eyed Joe,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 2-17-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Crab Orchard Hornpipe,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Down to the Stillhouse,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Ducks on the Millpond,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 2-17-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Fourth of July,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 2-17-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Give the Fiddler A Dram,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Gold and Silver,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Handsome Julie,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Hawk Got the Chicken,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Homemade Sugar,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 2-17-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

I Left My Gal in the Mountains,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Johnny Inch Along,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives
Kate’s Got the Bellyache,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 2-17-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Katy Fetch the Soap Home,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 2-17-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Monkey on a String,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 6-10-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Monky On a String,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

My Race is Almost Run,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Old Aunt Jenny With Her Night Cap On,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Old Billy Hell,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 6-10-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Old Billy Hell,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 6-10-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Old Granny Blair,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 6-10-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Old Granny Blair,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 6-10-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Paddy Don’t You Want Some Good Old Cider,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Put Your Hand to the Plow,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Rabbit,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Rich Man Stole the Poor Man’s Wife,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives
Rye Straw,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Salley in the Garden,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Shoot That Turkey Buzzard,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 2-17-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Sleepy Eyed John,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 2-27-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Troubled Soldier,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

What Shall I Do With the Baby O,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bob Butler (1986-1987), Appalachian Center Collection, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

What Shall We Do With the Baby O,” fiddle tune played by Estill Bingham, recorded by Bruce Green on 6-10-89, Bruce Green Collection SAA 90, Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives

Oral Histories back to top

Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture
KENTUCKY COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE
Compiled by: Gregory Jenkins, Joseph C. Hickerson, and Ann C. Taft
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: December 2010

AFC 1937/001: Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax Kentucky Collection Two hundred and twenty-eight 12-inch discs of songs and instrumentals recorded in eastern Kentucky by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax, September and October 1937. Includes performances by Boyd Asher of Hyden, Nora Bagley of Pine Mountain, Maynard Britton of Big Creek, Bill Bundy of Manchester, Tilman Cadle of Pineville, George Davis of Hazard, Jack Garland of Arjay, Jim Garland of Pineville, Munroe Gavedon of West Liberty, Mrs. Nell Hampton of Salyersville, Theophilus G. Hoskins of Hyden, James Howard of Harlan, J. M. Mullins of West Liberty, Mrs. Liza Pace of Hyden, W. M. Stepp of Salyersville, Luther Strong of Hazard, G. D. Vowell of Harlan, Clay Walters of Salyersville, and Walter Williams of Salyersville. (includes AFS 1374-1601) (32 hours; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 101A-117A) [catalog record]
http://lccn.loc.gov/2008700304

A collection of field recordings made on Presto discs by Alan Lomax and his wife Elizabeth Lomax in eastern Kentucky in September and October 1937 for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress. The collection includes folk songs, ballads, hymns, camp meeting songs, union songs, coal miners' songs, blues, children's songs, stories; banjo, harmonica, guitar, and dulcimer music; and a large number of fiddle tunes.

AFC 1938/008: Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle CollectionFifteen 10-inch discs of songs recorded in New York City by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle, November 1937. [catalog record]

AFC 1938/009: Mary Elizabeth Barnicle Kentucky CollectionEighty 10-inch discs of banjo and guitar tunes, songs, religious music, and sermons recorded in Kentucky by Mary Elizabeth Barnicle, January 1938. Includes performances by Bill Atkins of Pineville, Willie M. Bledsoe of Pineville, Tilman Cadle of Pineville, the Congregation of Ten Elders of Pineville, Findlay Donaldson of Pineville, Jim and Sarah Garland of Pineville, John Hensley of Pineville, the Mountain Assembly of Church of God in Colmans, and George Roark of Pineville. (includes AFS 1950B; 1954-2032) (8 hours and 45 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 137A- 141A) [catalog record]

Collection of field recordings of popular songs, folk songs, blues, miner's songs, children's songs, and topical songs about hard times, some with guitar and banjo accompaniment; and a few stories; plus church services, religious music, hymns, prayers, testimony, and sermons recorded in Kentucky by Mary Elizabeth Barnicle.
http://lccn.loc.gov/2009655412

AFS 1939-42 Four discs containing songs sung by Aunt Molly Jackson of Clay County, Kentucky. (30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 136)

AFS 1943-48A; 1949B-50A; 1951A-53B Eleven discs containing songs sung by Jim Garland and Sarah Ogan Gunning of Pineville, Kentucky. (1 hour; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 136B-137A)

Collection of recordings of miner's songs, union songs, and protest songs from Kentucky sung by Jim Garland, Aunt Molly Jackson, Sarah Ogan, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gelder.
http://lccn.loc.gov/2009655411

AFC 1970/001: Eleanor Dickinson Collection Eighty-three 10-inch tapes of revival church services, creek baptisms, grave decorating services, interviews, and tent revivals, recorded in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia by Eleanor Dickinson, 1972-81. [catalog record]

Summary : This collection of video recordings, sound recordings, manuscripts, photographs, graphic materials, and artifacts documents Protestant religious revival meetings of various denominations in the southern Appalachian region, primarily in Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, and Georgia. The collection includes interviews with church leaders and members of congregations, and documentation of religious services, healing services, revivals, hymn singing, sermons, snake handling, and other religious rites and customs recorded by Eleanor Dickinson from 1968 to 1991. Other topics include beekeeping, church roadside signs, religious quilts, snake hunting, drinking strychnine, decorating graves in cemeteries, church dinners, and more. Included are some religious and secular radio programs recorded by Dickinson, including programs from Nashville, Tennessee, featuring bluegrass music, and a program featuring Paul Simon; and documentation of Protestant revivals in Oakland and San Francisco, California. Dickinson's interviews with visionary artist Howard Finster on various occassions between August 1, 1981 and July 25, 1991 in Summerville, Georgia, are included in the collection. The collection also includes audio logs and transcripts, video logs, the collector's powerpoint presentations (2004), documentation of Dickinson's exhibition, Revival!, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1970; and other manuscript materials.
http://lccn.loc.gov/2009655369

AFS 15,456A One tape containing an interview with Brother Harrison Mayes of Middlesboro, Kentucky, August 1972. (2 hours; LWO 7152 reel 2A)
AFS 19,139-19,140; 19,145 Three tapes containing an interview with folk artist and preacher Brother Harrison Mayes and Sister Harrison Mayes of Middlesboro, Kentucky, July 1976. (6 hours; LWO 9619 reels 7-8, 13)
AFS 20,281-20,283; 20,295; 20,305 Five tapes containing interviews with folk artist and preacher Brother Harrison Mayes, recorded in Middlesboro, Kentucky, 1978-79. (3 hours; LWO 16,506 reels 15-17, 29, 39)
AFS 23,180-23,181 Two tapes containing interviews with folk artist and preacher Brother Harrison Mayes, and Lillie Mayes, recorded in Middlesboro, Kentucky. (Four hours; RWA 7820-7821)

http://www.loc.gov/folklife/guides/Kentucky.html

Public Art back to top

Centennial Park and Historical Canal Walk 21st and Lothbury Street
Middlesboro, KY 40965
Includes Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Korean War memorials

The Tri-State Marker Located in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
606-248-2817
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark where Kentucky,
Tennessee, and Virginia all meet

Slide Show back to top

Special Events back to top

Special Projects back to topDiscover Downtown MiddlesboroRevitalization Initiative
News/grants received
Email
Contacts: 606-248-2482 Bell County Tourism Commission
606-248-1075 Bell County Chamber of Commerce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on January 7, 2012