Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Dr. Katie Algeo (Director),Dr. Stuart Foster,Dr. Joshua Durkee,Dr. Kevin Cary
Department of Geography and Geology
Master of Science
Before the creation of Mammoth Cave National Park, this area was home to numerous communities, each with a sense of identity. To prepare for the creation of the National Park, all residents living within these communities were relocated, and many of these communities were lost to the passage of time. Today, public memory of these lost communities is being fostered by the descendents of the pre-park area.
Through the use of a Historical Geographic Information System, 1920 Edmonson County manuscript census data, and statistical analysis, the demographic composition of these lost communities was explored. This project not only brought to light a past that is not well known, but also built interest in sustaining public memory of the Mammoth Cave pre-park area through the use of historical GIS and public participation.
Demography, Population, and Ecology | Environmental Sciences | Geographic Information Sciences | Geography | Human Geography | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Nature and Society Relations | Place and Environment | Quantitative, Qualitative, Comparative, and Historical Methodologies | Rural Sociology | Tourism | Work, Economy and Organizations
Brunt, Matthew, "Analysis of Mammoth Cave Pre-Park Communities" (2009). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 132.
Demography, Population, and Ecology Commons, Geographic Information Sciences Commons, Human Geography Commons, Natural Resources Management and Policy Commons, Nature and Society Relations Commons, Place and Environment Commons, Quantitative, Qualitative, Comparative, and Historical Methodologies Commons, Rural Sociology Commons, Tourism Commons, Work, Economy and Organizations Commons