Robert M. Rennick Oral History Collection
Robert M. Rennick Oral History Collection consists of interviews conducted by Robert Rennick with local historians and genealogists in the late1970s related to the origin of community names in Kentucky. The interviews were later referenced in books he authored, such as Kentucky Place Names and From Red Hot to Monkey's Eyebrow: Unusual Kentucky Place Names.

To view Rennick's topographical maps of Kentucky see the Robert M. Rennick Topographical Maps Collection website.

To view to Rennick's manuscripts and research notes see the Robert M. Rennick Manuscript Collection website.
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Marie Coleman Interview - Part 3 (Meade County), Meade County, Kentucky; Marie Coleman; and Robert M. Rennick

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Marie Coleman Interview - Part 4 (Meade County) And Sam McDowell Interview - Part 1 (Ohio County), Meade County, Kentucky; Ohio County, Kentucky; Marie Coleman; Sam McDowell; and Robert M. Rennick

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Don Fig Interview (Menifee and Wolfe County), Menifee County, Kentucky; Wolfe County, Kentucky; Don Fig; and Robert M. Rennick

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Rebecca Conover Interview - Part 1 (Mercer County), Mercer County, Kentucky; Rebecca Conover; and Robert M. Rennick

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Rebecca Conover Interview - Part 2 (Mercer County), Mercer County, Kentucky; Rebecca Conover; and Robert M. Rennick

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Rebecca Conover Interview - Part 3 (Mercer County), Mercer County, Kentucky; Rebecca Conover; and Robert M. Rennick

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Rebecca Conover Interview - Part 4 (Mercer County), Mercer County, Kentucky; Rebecca Conover; and Robert M. Rennick

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Leon Kidd and Zach Coleman Interview - Part 2 (Metcalfe County) and Anne Matera Interview - Part 1 (Hart County), Metcalfe County, Kentucky; Hart County, Kentucky; Leon Kidd; Zach Coleman; Anne Matera; and Robert M. Rennick

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Lynn Nickell Interview - Part 1 (Morgan County), Morgan County, Kentucky; Lynn Nickell; and Robert M. Rennick

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Lynn Nickell Interview - Part 2 (Morgan County), Morgan County, Kentucky; Lynn Nickell; and Robert M. Rennick

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Sarah Smith Interview - Part 1 (Nelson County), Nelson County, Kentucky; Sarah Smith; and Robert M. Rennick

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Sarah Smith Interview - Part 2 (Nelson County), Nelson County, Kentucky; Sarah Smith; and Robert M. Rennick

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Sarah Smith Interview - Part 3 (Nelson County), Nelson County, Kentucky; Sarah Smith; and Robert M. Rennick

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Roy Shannon Interview - Part 1 (Nicholas County), Nicholas County, Kentucky; Roy Shannon; and Robert M. Rennick

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Roy Shannon Interview - Part 2 (Nicholas County), Nicholas County, Kentucky; Roy Shannon; and Robert M. Rennick

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Roy Shannon Interview- Part 3 (Nicholas County), Nicholas County, Kentucky; Roy Shannon; and Robert M. Rennick

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Sam McDowell Interview - Part 2 (Ohio County), Ohio County, Kentucky; Sam McDowell; and Robert M. Rennick

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Harry D. Tinsley Interview - Part 1 (Ohio County), Ohio County, Kentucky; Harry D. Tinsley; and Robert M. Rennick

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Harry D. Tinsley Interview - Part 2 (Ohio County), Ohio County, Kentucky; Harry D. Tinsley; and Robert M. Rennick

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Harry D. Tinsley Interview - Part 3 (Ohio County), Ohio County, Kentucky; Harry D. Tinsley; and Robert M. Rennick

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Harry D. Tinsley Interview - Part 4 (Ohio County), Ohio County, Kentucky; Harry D. Tinsley; and Robert M. Rennick

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Harry D. Tinsley Interview - Part 5 (Ohio County), Ohio County, Kentucky; Harry D. Tinsley; and Robert M. Rennick

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Harry D. Tinsley Interview - Part 6 (Ohio County), Ohio County, Kentucky; Harry D. Tinsley; and Robert M. Rennick

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Theodore Klein Interview - Part 1 (Oldham County), Oldham County, Kentucky; Theodore Klein; and Robert M. Rennick

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Theodore Klein Interview - Part 2 (Oldham County) Mattie Griffith Interview - Part 1 (Scott County), Oldham County, Kentucky; Scott County, Kentucky; Mattie Griffith; Theodore Klein; and Robert M. Rennick