Carlisle County, created entirely from Ballard County on May 3, 1886, lies in the Jackson Purchase region of far western Kentucky. Bounded by Ballard, Graves, and Hickman counties, and by the Mississippi River to the west, it was originally part of Chickasaw tribal lands acquired by Isaac Shelby and Andrew Jackson in 1818. The land was part of Hickman County from 1821 to 1842, when it was included in the creation of Ballard County. The county was named for John G. CARLISLE, a statesman who served at many levels of government. The county seat is BARDWELL, incorporated in 1879.
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The Ballard-Carlisle Historical-Genealogical Society meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Ballard-Carlisle-Livingston Public Library at 134 North 4th Street. Dues are $10.00 per year. "The Roots Digger," the Society's newsletter is published twice a year. The Society has many publications for sale and also maintains an historical/genealogical collection at the Ballard-Carlisle-Livingston Library.
• Carlisle History Book printed in 1976 by the CARLISLE COUNTY NEWS is back in print now through the Ballard-Carlisle Genealogical Society, Box 279, Wickliffe, KY 42987. The price is $35.00 plus $2.50 s&h