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Annual Book Fair for 2022 is Friday, Nov 4

From Mike Watson

The Adair County Area Book Fair is here: November 4, 2022, from NoonCT until 6pmCT at the Columbia Baptist Church, in conjunction with "To The Nines". There are various local authors who will be available to sign their works. This is a great time to Christmas shop, and locate those hard-to-find special birthday, anniversary and special day presents.

Just about every genre will be present from local history to genealogy, from fiction to non-fiction, from self-help to memoir, from photography to poetry, from inspirational to Christian fiction, from children to adult, and almost everything in between.

We are excited to announce Ann Gabhart and Steve Flaherty direct from the Kentucky Book Festival with great selections!

Regional and local authors will include: Ernestine Smith Bennett with her County Stores volumes, Darlene Franklin Campbell with her wonderful works, Fr. Patrick Dolan, Steve, Flaherty, Ann Gabhart, Dwan Hadley with his inspirational volumes, Trudy Chelf Harden, Dr. Marshall Myers, Doug Peterson with a brand new book on faith, Mig Preisinger, Tim Roy, Lou Ann Russell, Marshall Smith, Lanny Tucker will have his fiction and photography books as well as a new selection about television westerns, Linda Marcum Waggener, Mike Watson will have Adair County history and genealogy, Barbara Wright has a new Green County genealogy book and all her others as well, the Green County Genealogical Society will have history and genealogy, and others.

The following organizations will have information booths: Adair County Library and Genealogy & History Research Center, Adair Genealogical Society, Adair Heritage Association, Daughters of American Revolution, Lantern & Tombstones Cemetery Tours, and others.

Here are a few of the local history and genealogy titles that will be available--some in limited numbers:
  • 1918 Adair County News Items on WWI Soldiers From Adair
  • Adair County 1810 Census, 1802, 1805, & 1810 Tax Lists
  • Adair County 1850 Census
  • Adair County 1860 Census
  • Adair County Black Marriages and Marriage Declarations, 1866-1899
  • Adair County Civil Court Case Absracts and Index, 1802-1826
  • Adair County Deeds, Books A & B, 1802-1811
  • Adair County Divorce & Fem Sole Petitions, 1802-1900
  • Adair County Elopements in the Adair County News, 1900-1910
  • Adair County Lost Marriage Bonds, 1840-1870
  • Adair County Marriage Records, 1840-1870
  • Adair County Marriages, 1870-1900
  • Adair County Militia Rolls, 1862-1865
  • Adair County Wills, Books A & B, 1802-1818
  • Adair County, Kentucky 1890 Veterans Census
  • Adair County, KY & Surrounding Areas, Assorted Births
  • An Adair County, Kentucky History, Volume 1
  • Ben Carter's Cross Country Trip, 1851
  • Death Comes Calling--Columbia, KY, Undertakers, c1896-1929
  • Death Records of Adair County & Surrounding Areas of Russell, Casey, Green, Cumberland, and Taylor Counties, Prior to 1900
  • Death Records of Adair County & Surrounding Areas to 1900, "Volume 1"
  • Death Records of Adair County & Surrounding Areas to 1900, "Volume 2"
  • Dough-boy Letters, 1914-1918
  • Early Cinema in Columbia
  • Farmers Bank of Cane Valley
  • Finis Hurt Store Account Book, from the Gadberry Community
  • From Hope to Hilltop: The Establishment of the Lindsey Wilson Training School, Late 1899-Early 1904 and Glimpses to 1910
  • Hurt Family of Adair County
  • Hurt's History of Adair County
  • Jamestown Hill or Boomer Heights
  • Judge Herschel Clay Baker's Historical and Biographical Sketches of Adair County, Kentucky, as published in the Adair County News, 23 January-6 November 1918
  • Kentucky Divorces, 1792-1850
  • Lincoln County, KY Deeds: Books A-1 & B-1, 1781-1795
  • Looking Back, Volumes 1,2, 3
  • Prisoners of War from Adair County in World War II
  • Rev. Z.T. Williams' Trip to the Holy Land
  • Robbery of the Bank of Columbia, 1872
  • Russell & Company
  • Russell County, Kentucky 1890 Veterans Census
  • Russell County, KY 1860 Census
  • Adair County News, 1897-1898--Abstracts of Historical, Genealogical and General Interest. Also 1900, 1901, 1902, 1905
  • The Conover Hotel, 1898
  • The Inter-urban Railway and Professor W.T. Azbill
  • Veterans of the 125th U.S. Colored Infantry from Adair County, Kentucky
  • War of 1812 Veterans with Connections to Adair County, Kentucky
  • Wit and Wisdom of Dr. J.T. Jones
  • Adair County, Kentucky Marriages 1802-1840
  • Adair County, Kentucky Marriages 1869-1879
  • Adair County, Kentucky: A Pictorial History, Volume 2
  • Bible Records of Adair County
  • Early Columbia, by Mrs. Ruth Paull Burdette, with index
  • Guardianship Bonds & Guardian Request of Adair County
  • The Other Dan--Daniel Trabue, by Vonnie Kolbenschlag
  • Adair County Cemeteries, Volumes 1-8
  • Roots and Branches of Adair County Society Members, Volumes 1, 2, 3
  • Back Issues of Adair County Review, availability limited

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Book Fair underway

2022-11-04 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener.
7th Annual Adair Co. Book Fair setting up in the fellowship room/chapel of the Columbia Baptist Church.

My late husband Ed and I were married in front of that fireplace (at the right edge of the photo) in 1969 by the Rev. David Gardner before leaving on our 3-day honeymoon to Gatlinburg.  -- Linda

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Author Ann Gabhart at Columbia Book Fair

2022-11-07 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Author Ann Gabhart had the largest collection of books on sale at the 7th annual Columbia Book Fair Friday. Regional and local authors shared their writing with folks who came to explore gift ideas.

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A quiet place to read

2022-11-07 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Mary Lee found a quiet place to read at the Adair County Area Book Fair. She and her writer husband Eric Lee came from Harrodsburg to share his books at the Fair.

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Green County Genealogical Society friends at Book Fair

2022-11-07 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Fayma Callahan, at left, and Amy England, right, represented the Green County Genealogical Society at the 7th annual Adair County Book Fair. Their most recent Green County Journal includes features on the Sandidge, Estes and Fowlkes families. They can be reached at PO Box 123, Greensburg, KY 42743.

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