Knox Historical Museum

The Knox Historical Museum was established in 1987 in order to preserve pieces of southeastern Kentucky’s past.  Knox County was established in 1799, and Barbourville was selected as the county seat during court sessions in 1800 and 1801.  The museum is a non-profit, volunteer organization which publishes the award-winning magazine, The Knox Countian, and also offers an extensive genealogy collection that can be searched by the public in the museum’s new genealogy center.