Robert M. Rennick Manuscript Collection

Robert M. Rennick Manuscript Collection consists of over 33,000 scanned typescripts and 3x5 index cards defining the origins of community and county names in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Some of the research and information were later published in books Rennick authored, such as Kentucky Place Names and From Red Hot to Monkey's Eyebrow: Unusual Kentucky Place Names. The majority of this collection, however, was not included in either book. The collection represents Professor Rennick's thirty year quest to document the place names of every community in Kentucky.

The alphabetical list of community names represents the initial draft of the manuscript that eventually became the book Kentucky Place Names. The community names by county were the 3x5 research note cards created by Rennick during his thirty years of research on locating place names.

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Community Names - By County

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Robertson County - Place Names

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Rockcastle County - Place Names

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Rowan County - Place Names

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Russell County - Place Names

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Scott County - Place Names

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Shelby County - Place Names

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Simpson County - Place Names

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Spencer County - Place Names

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Taylor County - Place Names

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Todd County - Place Names

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Trigg County - Place Names

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Trimble County - Place Names

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Union County - Place Names

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Warren County - Place Names

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Washington County - Place Names

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Wayne County - Place Names

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Webster County - Place Names

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Whitley County - Place Names

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Wolfe County - Place Names

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Woodford County - Place Names

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X - Kentucky Community Nicknames

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X - Miscellaneous Kentucky Place Names