Early days in Marshall County, Kentucky, are recalled in this new 29-page booklet titled: Marshall County, Kentucky, USA . The spiral-bound booklet is a compilation of excerpts from two hard to find sources: the 1885 book, Kentucky: A History of the State by J.H. Battle, W.H. Perrin and G.C. Kniffin, and Kentucky, a Guide to the Bluegrass State, a 1939 product of the WPA Writer's Program. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Benton (county seat), Birmingham, Briensburg, Calvert City, and Gilbertsville. Among the many subjects included are: separation from Calloway County; Geographic description of the area; Names of many early settlers and where they settled; Brief bios on Absolom and Isaac Johnston, Jack Dooms, James Baker, the Staton brothers, James Brien, Col. Alfred Johnston, William Owen, Rev. Henry Darnall, Robert Rose, Peter Washam, General Arthur H. Davis, John Free, Daniel Pace, Hix Ray, and Mrs. Matilda Woodall; County and Circuit clerks; School commissioners; County attorneys, judges, sheriffs, jailers, assessors, state senate, house of representatives, and surveyors; Capital crimes, including the killing of one slave by another, and the murder of B.F. McNabb; early teachers physicians, and preachers; early government buildings; Lt. Col. Thomas B. Waller and the 20th Kentucky Infantry, Major Wilia Waller and the 16th Kentucky Cavalry, and other Civil War soldiers from the county; Fraternal organizations, churches, the Marshall County Seminary; Where names came from, antiquities and Curiosities, and other interesting bits of history and trivia. This area was part of the Jackson Purchase. An excerpt from the 1885 book concerning this purchase is included. Individual Biographies are included for: Thomas E. Barnes, Augustus Barry, Thomas H. Blewett, George Cooper, Dr. Elijah C. Dycus, John W. Dycus, Dr. John C. Ellis, James H. Flowers, Dr. Benjamin T. Frank, John M. Green, Turner H. Hall, Reuben J. Hill, Wesley A. Holland, John Jenkins, James. H. Johnston, William P. Lee, James R. Lemon, Joseph H. Little, James C. McGee, John Minter Jr., William R. Owens, T.F. Palmer, Campbell Parker, William M. Reed, Dr. Andrew Smith, Dr. R.H. Starks, George E. Walker, Major Wilia Waller, Isaac Washam, Dr. John B. Wilson, Dr. Joseph M. Wilson, and James K. Wilson. The brief WPA excerpt concerns the town of Benton.