Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

student images
Breathitt County Breathitt KY

Architecture

Art and Craft Supplies

Artists

Arts Instruction

Arts Organizations

Display and Selling Venues

General Resources

Oral Histories

Public Art

Slide Show

Special Events

Special Projects

 

Breathitt County StatisticsKentucky PostSecondary Education Profile (CPE) .PDF file
Fedstats

Architecture back to top

Breathitt County Jail Photos
1027 College St.
Jackson, Ky
Architecture: Classical Revival

Crain's Wholesale and Retail Store Photos
College and Broadway Sts.
Jackson, Ky
Architecture: Vernacular

Jackson Commercial DistrictPhotos
Main St. between Court W to Broadway St.
Jackson, Ky
Architecture: Classical Revival

Jackson Post Office Photos
Jct. of Hawk and Broadway
Jackson, Ky
Architecture: Late 19th and 20th Century Classical Revival

M. E. Church, South Photos
1022 College St.
Jackson, Ky
Architecture: Classical Revival

Stacey HotelPhotos
Broadway and College Sts.
Jackson, Ky
Architecture: Vernacular

Art and Craft Supplies back to top

Artists back to top

Wizard Inc. Web Designs Jackson, KY
Web design

Arts Instruction back to top

Breathitt County School District

L.B.J. Elementary Linda Gross, Art faculty

Angela Watkins, Art Faculty Angela Watkins, Art Faculty Angela Watkins, Art Faculty

Sebastian Middle School Scott Hollan, 8th grade arts and humanities faculty

Breathitt High School

Breathitt Area Technology Center Classes include webpage design, as well as a Carpentry program.

Jackson Independent SchoolBreathitt County Public Library Has monthly programs which include crafts for young children. Breathitt County Conservation District Sponsors the Courier-Journal and Jim Claypool Conservation Art and writing contest for Breathitt County students grades 1-12Arts Organizations back to top

Display and Selling Venues back to top

Breathitt County Museum
329 Broadway Street
Jackson KY
Features weaving looms, spinning wheels, historical photos, Appalachian/early life memorabilia. Website has an archive of scanned historical photos

Breathitt Heritage Fair Annual Fair
Douthitt Park

Breathitt County Honey Festival Labor Day Weekend
Arts and Crafts displays and booths

Downtown Christmas Held the 1st Saturday of December in Jackson
Features an Arts and Crafts fair

General Resources back to top

Commonwealth of Kentucky-Breathitt County

BREATHITTCOUNTY.COM Website Independently maintained source on local history/photographs

Jackson - Breathitt Chamber of Commerce 336 Broadway
Jackson, KY 41339
606-666-4159

TrailsRUs

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 1969/003: William H. Tallmadge Duplication Project Nine 10-inch tapes of Baptist lining-out hymns recorded in Knott County, Kentucky, and Lima, Ohio, by William H. Tallmadge, May-July, October 1968. The collection includes two linear inches of correspondence, notes, and song lists. (includes AFS 13,672-13,680) (LWO 5611) [catalog record]

Summary: Field recordings of Baptist lining-out hymns recorded in Knott County, Magoffin County, and Breathitt County, Kentucky; and in Lima, Ohio; by William H. Tallmadge, during May-July, and October 1968. This singing tradition is also known as lined-out hymnody, where a leader chants ("lines" or "gives out") each line of text prior to its singing in unison by the group. Tallmadge primarily recorded members of the area's United Baptist Churches and Regular Baptist Churches. In addition to lined-out hymns, he recorded solo hymn singing, hymns sung without lining-out; gospel and revival hymns; and hymn singing at homes. He recorded several church services, including hymns, prayers, sermons, testimonies, memorial services and funerals; plus children's singing, folk dances, and games at school. He interviewed hymn singers, leaders, and clergy about their family histories, performance style, knowledge of rarely sung hymns, knowledge of hymn tunes; uses of hymnals and ballad sheets or ballad books. The collection includes copies of Tallmadge's notes on his interviews, which describe the singers' homes, children, education, occupations (including coal mining), religious beliefs, and migration of family members to Ohio and Indiana for work, as well as various singers' and churches' reactions to his project to record their hymns for the Library of Congress. Notebooks include a listing of the versions of the hymns collected by Tallmadge arranged by title. There is some music notation for a few hymns. The collection includes correspondence between Tallmadge and the Archive of Folk Song, 1966-1968, and an article by Tallmadge, "Anglo-Saxon vs. Scotch-Irish" in Mountain Life and Work, 45 no. 2 (February 1969).
http://lccn.loc.gov/2010655363

AFS 24,318-24,320 Three tapes containing 20 interviews and narratives with residents of Breathitt County, Kentucky. Recorded in 1972. Collected by Linda Lonon Blanton.

AFS 24,351A1 One tape containing an oral history with T.P. Pence, age 81, of Jackson, Kentucky, disucssing Spanish American War, being stationed in the Philippines, recreation, transportation, laying railroad track, and funerals. Recorded October 26, 1971.
[audio]
[transcript]

AFS 24,351A2 One tape containing an oral history with Sam VanderMeer, age 71, of Kentucky, discussing mountain people, eduation, and development of Morris Fork. Recorded November 4, 1971. Collected by the Appalachian Oral History Project, Lees College Library, Jackson, Kentucky.
[audio]
[transcript]

AFS 24,351B1 One tape containing an oral history with Manford Strong, age 89, of Whick, Kentucky, discussing working on the railroad. Recorded on an unknown date. Collected by the Appalachian Oral History Project, Lees College Library, Jackson, Kentucky.
[audio]
[transcript]

AFS 24,351B2: One tape containing an oral history with Jethro Beverly and Rose Beverly of Pine Ridge, Kentucky, discussing school, childhood games, holidays, life in the past, and coal mining stories. Recorded February 2, 1984. Collected by the Appalachian Oral History Project, Lees College Library, Jackson, Kentucky.
[audio1]

AFS 24,351B3 One tape containing an oral history with Wilford Lawson and Carol Lawson, of Trent, Kentucky, discussing childhood games, radio, songs, life during the war, gardening, school, and tobacco farming. Recorded February 2, 1984. Collected by the Appalachian Oral History Project, Lees College Library, Jackson, Kentucky.
[audio1]

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

Slide Show back to top Special Events back to top

Special Projects back to top

Breathitt County Museum Expansion Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on October 17, 2012