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William J. Sanford is Sheriff, followed by Benjamin W. White.


Boone County

  • An election precinct is established in the home of James Carleton.


  • One of the largest coordinated escapes in U.S. history is attempted by 55-75 armed slaves from several counties. They are captured by the state militia following a shootout.

U.S. & World

  • The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican War. Mexico gives up California and all land north of the Rio Grande, which makes up 35% of Mexico's total territory.
  • The Whig Party nominates Mexican War hero (and Kentucky native) Zachary Taylor for President, bypassing the more controversial Henry Clay. On the heels of military victory, Taylor wins easily.
  • The first Women's Rights Convention in the U.S. opens at Seneca Falls.

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