From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Appalachian Counties in Kentucky

According to the Appalachian Regional Commission: "The Appalachian Region, as defined in ARC's authorizing legislation, is a 205,000-square-mile region that follows the spine of the Appalachian Mountains from southern New York to northern Mississippi. It includes all of West Virginia and parts of 12 other states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Forty-two percent of the Region's population is rural, compared with 20 percent of the national population." ~ Source: The Appalachian Region website.

The region includes the following Kentucky counties: Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Greenup, Harlan, Hart, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, McCreary, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe.

"Affralachian" or "Affrilachian" are nouns that refers to African Americans who are native to or resides in Appalachia.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Adair County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Bath County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Bell County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Boyd County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Breathitt County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Carter County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Casey County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Clark County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Clay County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Clinton County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Cumberland County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Edmonson County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Elliott County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Estill County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Fleming County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Floyd County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Garrard County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Green County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Greenup County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Harlan County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Hart County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Jackson County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Johnson County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Knott County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Knox County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Laurel County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Lawrence County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Lee County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Leslie County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Letcher County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Lewis County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Lincoln County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about McCreary County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Madison County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Magoffin County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Martin County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Menifee County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Metcalfe County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Monroe County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Montgomery County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Morgan County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Nicholas County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Owsley County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Perry County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Pike County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Powell County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Pulaski County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Robertson County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Rockcastle County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Rowan County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Russell County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Wayne County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Whitley County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Wolfe County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

References

Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Sanctified Hill (Cumberland, KY)
NKAA Entry: Wilkinson, Crystal
NKAA Entry: Walker, Frank X
NKAA Entry: Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture
NKAA Source: Blacks in Appalachia
NKAA Source: Appalachia magazine: journal of the Applachian Regional Commission (periodical)
NKAA Source: Affrilachia : poems
NKAA Source: Collected works of Effie Waller Smith
NKAA Source: Water Street
NKAA Source: Blackberries, blackberries
NKAA Source: In old Kentucky; a story of the Bluegrass and the mountains founded on Charles T. Dazey's play
NKAA Source: Appalachian heritage (periodical)
NKAA Source: Appalachian quarterly: people, places, history, heritage (periodical)
NKAA Source: Appalachian life magazine: history, humor and culture (periodical)
NKAA Source: Black diamonds (periodical)
NKAA Source: Pluck! : the journal of Affrilachian arts & culture (periodical)

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“Appalachian Counties in Kentucky,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 15, 2018, http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/300003702.

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