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The Trimbles: The Family and the County

The formation of Trimble County in 1836 out of sections of Oldham, Henry, and Gallatin counties is a chapter of much interest and historical importance to our people here at home.  Nearly all the early counties of Kentucky history were named for some hero of Revolutionary times; but in the case of our neighbor county we come upon the story of a family so worthy and distinguished in state annuals that we shall make it typical of the sort of ancestral stock that constituted the brawn and brain and moral fiber of the Old Time Kentuckian.  The original Trimble family were not residents of that county, but a number of their descendants settled there and in Oldham and were always among the very best people of the community.  We are indebted to the work of Mrs. Lavins Gross, of St. Louis, Missouri for the initial sketch of the Trimbles, compiled from old family archives:

(For a PDF of this article from the Trimble Banner Bicentennial dated April 1974, please contact us.)

Judge Robert Trimble
Trimble Banner Bicentennial Edition, April 1974

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