This informational site was constructed from the research and findings of Dr. Albert Petersen, Jr. Petersen was a geographer and professor at Western Kentucky University who donated this research to the Department of Library Special Collections in 2001. This collection includes data collected between 1970 and 2001 (though some additional information has been added since 2001). The information deals with historic vernacular architecture and structures across about 50 counties in Kentucky. The research conducted by Dr. Petersen and his students is presented in the collection through Historic Resources Inventory Forms, National Register of Historic Places nomination forms, slides and negatives of the structures, and research notes. The Albert Petersen Collection provides a glimpse into local history and architecture, and this site intends to present some of that history for Allen and Monroe counties. This online site was completed by Brookelyn Smith, the 2017 Dr. Delroy & Patricia Hire Special Collections Intern.

Historical Overview of Monroe County, Kentucky

Bibliography - Albert Petersen Collection - Monroe County

Raspberry Celsor Home

Raspberry Celsor Home

Coon Foot School

Coon Foot School

Kate Saddler Home

Kate Saddler Home

Old John Furlong Place

Old John Furlong Place

Maude Dunna Home (Dunna Farm)

Maude Dunna Home (Dunna Farm)

Beau Simpson Place

Beau Simpson Place

Athens Missionary Baptist Church

Athens Missionary Baptist Church

Ebenezer Church of Christ

Ebenezer Church of Christ

George Goad Place

George Goad Place

Log House

Log House

Mrs. Harland Home

Mrs. Harland Home

Highohkie Baptist Church

Highohkie Baptist Church

New Design Church

New Design Church

Maple Grove Missionary Baptist Church

Maple Grove Missionary Baptist Church

John D. Yokley Home

John D. Yokley Home