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Boone County

  • 1803 - Middle Creek Baptist Church is organized.
  • 1805 - Aaron Burr passes through Florence on his way west to escape imprisonment for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Many in Kentucky disliked Hamilton, and regard Burr as a hero.
  • 1805 - Hopeful Lutheran Church is organized.
  • 1808 - The Boone County Court hears a murder charge against Ziba or Zedick Campfield for the beating death of a slave boy named Ned.


  • 1800 - Governor Garrard is elected to a second term. Garrard is the first Kentucky governor directly elected by the people.
  • 1802 - District and General Courts are abolished and Circuit Courts are established statewide.
  • 1804 - U.S. President Thomas Jefferson dispatches pioneers Lewis and Clark to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory. They begin their famous journey in Kentucky. The success of their expedition helps open the Trans-Mississippi West to settlement.
  • 1806 - The Bank of Kentucky is organized. Forty-six new banks are chartered and are authorized to issue paper money.

U.S. & World

  • 1801 - Napoleon gains control of Louisiana in a treaty with Spain, and Spanish officials in New Orleans withdraw the right of deposit at New Orleans. In need of money to fund his wars, Napoleon offers the land to the U.S. for $15,000,000.
  • 1803 - Ohio enters the Union as a free state.
  • 1807 - Robert Fulton navigates the first successful steamboat journey, chugging up the Hudson River from New York to Albany in 32 hours.
  • 1808 - In accordance with the timetable allowed by the U.S. Constitution, Congress outlaws the importation of slaves.
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