Resources & Media

County Historical Resources

View the scans of the Acts of the General Assembly in 1822 naming Calloway County, Kentucky.

Calloway County is blessed to have resources available to those interested in the history of the county and the region. The Pogue Library and the Calloway County Public Library are both remarkable treasures with staff at the ready to assist in your search. Several publications are also available either digitally or in hard copy.

While this certainly not an exhaustive list, the following publications may be of particular interest regarding Calloway County history.

For old newspaper records, the Pogue Library provides an online search engine at

The Calloway County Public Library also offers digital access for patrons researching their family trees. Go to

Media & Items of Interest

Coloring Book

A Coloring Book Contest was open to Fourth Graders at area elementary schools. Teachers choose the Top 10 entries from their grade level. Winning entries were displayed on November 3rd, the day of the Calloway County 200th Bicentennial Celebration. Although the contest is now over, you can download the coloring book for future use.

Murray First Baptist Church Celebrates 175 Years

Murray First Baptist Church celebrated 175 years in 2022. They produced a video interviewing three of their members reflecting on their church. Also, wrote an excellent piece on the celeration and the history of the church.

Animation of Downtown Murray Along Main Street from the mid-1900s

David Dowdy posted on Facebook this video animation showing what Main Street on the Court Square probably looked like 50 to 60 years ago.

Bicentennial Videos

The Calloway County Bicentennial released a video showcasing some of the historical landmarks in Calloway County.

Calloway County History Video - Short Form

Calloway County History Video - Long Form

Murray State's 100th Anniversary Makes Readers Digest

Reader's Digest featured Murray State's Centennial. Read about this in "Things Turning 100 in 2022" on their website.




History Book