Bacon creek Historical Society’s mission is to rediscover the rich heritage that exists throughout Bonnieville and the Bacon Creek area, preserving that heritage and presenting it to residents and travelers alike. Bacon Creek and the Civil War, Bonnieville, Bonnieville Bombers, Camp Jefferson Kentucky, Bonnieville Kentucky Speed Trap.
What too many seemed an almost unachievable goal, now starts to bear fruit.
May 2011, Kimmy Cook, President of the Bacon Creek Historical Society, received Rookie of the Year award from the Kentucky Museum & Heritage Alliance for his work on the lost civil war history of Bacon Creek Station present day Bonnieville. His efforts (recorded on this website) not only found first hand accounts of John Hunt Morgan’s first engagement of the war, but the number of engagements and actions that were fought at Bacon Creek throughout the war.
In addiction, through extensive well document research, Mr. Cook rediscovered a long forgotten Union camp called Jefferson, commanded by O.M. Mitchell that at it height in February 1862, held over 40,000 Federal troops.
Research leads to book.....
Kim Cook's extensive research led him to collaborate with well-known historical writer Bradley Quinlin on a book based upon the information they found about Camp Jefferson. ON THE LINE OF BACON CREEK contains letters from some of the soldiers stationed at Bacon Creek telling their families about their daily lives. Illustrations depict the various types of equipment mention in the letters. Copies of the book are available for purchase from The Bacon Creek Historical Society for $5.00 each.