Wayne County, Kentucky & History & Families Book


The Wayne County History & Families Book

is available for pick-up in the

Elizabeth Furr Duncan Library

Wednesday – Friday

10 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
We have a limited number of books available for purchase.

If you have questions you can call the Historical Library at 606-343-0399

We need your help on several items.

Assistance may be given by donating older copies of the Wayne County Outlook – especially the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Obituaries are needed from the Wayne County Outlook
from the 1960’s and 1970’s.

If you have a copy
that we may have, please send it to
Wayne County Historical Society
P. O. Box 320, Monticello, KY 42633.
You may send a digital copy to

The Wayne County Historical Society,
Elizabeth Furr Duncan Library and
William Crenshaw Kennedy, Jr. Memorial Museum,
is funded through donations, memberships, sales and gifts and is staffed by all volunteer workers. Many people are needed to assure that this entity runs smoothly. We need volunteers to work both the library and museum. Come.
Donate some time to keeping this one of the top 2 museums in the state of Kentucky.

Historical Society Requests Soldier Data

*Taken from “Letters to the Editor” in the Wayne County Outlook.

Dear Editor,

We go to cemeteries and put new flags on our soldiers’ graves to honor their memory. That was the intent of the Wayne county historical society when they released “A Military Review of Wayne County” in 1999.

However, at least 700 veterans were left out because every book publisher has a deadline and many people did not know about the book. That’s why I am renewing the project in an attempt to have the public bring us photos of their soldiers and their military records to scan. We want to honor all those left out of the military book.

Remember that every day a soldier from Wayne County is putting his life on the line for our country. Help us honor them by adding your family’s soldiers to our collection of military books on display for the public to access.

Please bring photos in uniform, military records and even photos of soldiers’ tombstones to us at 65 North Main Street, Monticello.

Thank you,
Gary M. Davis
65 North Main Street
Monticello, KY 42633

Military Veterans Project
Ideas for representing our veterans
Minimum Goals
* and/or Photo of tombstone
Target Goals
* Photo in uniform
* DD214 Service Record Form
* Obituary
*Tombstone photo
Ideal Goals
* Photo in uniform
* DD214 Service Record Form
* Obituary
* Tombstone photo
* Discharge Paper
* Copy of Medals
* Any memoirs
* Etc.


If you are looking for GIFTS
that reflect the history and beauty of Wayne County,
let us help you.
The Library offers multiple years of Historical Calendars
and boxes of note cards
depicting both the beauty and history of the county.
The Museum offers a wide array of books
reflecting Wayne County history and other history-related items.

Calendar Sales

2017 Historical Society Calendar
A special Commemorative Calendar
 Wayne County’s Past
This special calendar incorporates an outstanding collection
of pictures and information covering Wayne County.
  This Commemorative Calendar
makes an excellent gift and collector’s item.
This calendar can  bought
by visiting
The Elizabeth Furr Duncan Library or
The Wayne County William Crenshaw Kennedy, Jr. Memorial Museum
for $10.00. This calendar can also be mailed to you
for $12.50. For further
information, call 606 343-0399.

Items to purchase for gifts:

Calendars – Multiple years available
Notecards featuring scenes from Wayne County
Wayne County Times Illustrated
*Collector’s Issue
*Volume 1, Number 2
*Volume 1, Number 3
Each book is $22.00 (tax included) or all 3 for $60.00 (tax included)
150+ books for sale in Wayne County Museum