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Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have a rich historical and cultural heritage, as well as a dedicated community -- largely volunteer -- working to preserve and share this history. One demonstration of the extent of this activity is The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky (Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2009), a six-year project co-edited by Paul A. Tenkotte, Ph.D. (Chair of NKU’s Department of History and Geography) and James C. Claypool, Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus of History, NKU). 

Inspired by regional plan Vision 2015, the encyclopedia brought together 350 volunteer authors who wrote 2,112 entries describing the people, places and events of the 11-county region of Northern Kentucky. Businesses, state and municipal governments, foundations and individuals joined together to fund this $1 million project.

You can see the downloadable encyclopedia at: