Hazard, Kentucky

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Hazard is a city of Kentucky in the United States. It is built on the North Fork of the Kentucky River.[1]

History[change | edit source]

The first European settler was Elijah Combs who built a house near the river in 1795.[2] In 1821, the village became the seat of the local government area called Perry County. The village was first called Perry County Court House.[2] The town was called Hazard in early records, and the post office, built in 1854 was called Hazard. The name became official in 1884.[2] The name Hazard came from Oliver Hazard Perry, a naval hero from the Revolutionary War of 1812.[2]

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  1. "Hazard, Kentucky" (in English). Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer. http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/ky-hazard.html. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "History - City of Hazard KY" (in English). City of Hazard, Kentucky. http://www.cityofhazard.com/history.html. Retrieved 2010-05-08.