The Harrison Journal Cover is named for Harrison County, home to the co-creators of The Walking Dead. Robert Kirkman, comic book writer, was raised in Cynthiana and Tony Moore, comic book illustrator, was born and raised in Cynthiana, Kentucky.
Harrison County was formed on December 21, 1793 from portions of Bourbon and Scott Counties. It was named after Colonel Benjamin Harrison, an early settler in the area. Harrison was the 17th Kentucky county in order of formation and is located roughly halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington. This North Central Region is also referred to as the “Bluegrass Region” of Kentucky.
Two Civil War battles were fought in Cynthiana, the County Seat. The first on July 17, 1862, was part of a raid into Kentucky by Confederate General John Hunt Morgan; the second on June 11 and 12, 1864, resulted in defeat of Confederate forces on Morgan's last raid into the state.
Until patents expired in the late 1990's, the 3M factory in Cynthiana was the only production site of Post-It Notes worldwide. Today, it still accounts for nearly all of the world's production.
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Walking Dead Day in Cynthiana - This one time, one day event in Cynthiana was held on August 6th, 2016. Check out the FaceBook page for updates on any other events!
Colville Covered Bridge - The bridge was constructed in 1877 and is one of 13 that remain of more than 400 covered bridges in Kentucky.
Griffith Woods Wildlife Management Area - This 746 acre, open woodland site is home to a unique habitat, not readily found in central Kentucky. A portion of this landscape has the best remnant Blue Ash – Oak Savanna plant community known to exist in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky around the time of European settlement. Many of the trees located at Griffith Woods are more than 300 years old, including the world’s largest Chinquapin Oak.