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Subject: [WAROF1812] 9 Stars on the 1812 KY Battle Flag?
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 08:08:23 -0400
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I certainly am =not= the authority on this flag issue you raised below, Rich; but I would wager (a very small amount, that is) that those 9 stars represent the 9 counties originally in existence when KY became a state on 1 Jun 1792. I believe they were:
* 1780 -- Fayette, Jefferson, & Lincoln
* 1785 -- Nelson
* 1786 -- Bourbon, Madison, & Mercer
* 1789 -- Mason & Woodford
[ 1792 -- Washington, Scott, Shelby, & Logan formed ~after~ KY statehood ]
[ 1812 -- some 56 total counties formed by then ]

Regards....Morris Fletcher
ggg-grs of "Old George" Fletcher (1796-1860), KY Militia in War of 1812
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Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:22:12 -0400
From: "Rich Green" <>
Subject: [WAROF1812] 9 stars on the 1812 Kentucky Battle Flag?

Several folks have written in and requested more information regarding the origin of the motif of the 1812 Kentucky battle flag. All we know about it is explained here: http://www.1812kentuckybattleflag.com/

Several folks have written more specifically asking about the significance of the 9 stars on the 1812 Kentucky militia flag?

Any ideas?

Rich Green


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