The History & Heartbreak of Between The Rivers
Containing information on Lyon County, KY; Trigg County, KY, and Stewart County, TN.

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be forever known as Between The Rivers.

What is Between The Rivers?

Between the Rivers is an area of land comprised of 170,000 acres located in parts of Lyon & Trigg Counties
of Western Kentucky and  Stewart County, Tennessee between the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers.
The area, now known as Land Between the Lakes (LBL), was once home to more than 800 families which
were forcibly removed by the power of eminent domain.

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Cemeteries of Between The Rivers

Communities of Between The Rivers

Schools & Churches from
Lyon County,KY
Trigg County,KY
Stewart County,TN

Between The Rivers Families
Send us your family genealogy!

Obituaries of BTR Families

A story of TVA's removal of Families

from Between The Rivers
(Article by David Nickell)

Gov. Keen Johnson

42nd Governor of Kentucky

Ballads of The Greenwood
Between The Rivers Remembered By Lynn M. Hodges
A Collection of ballads written about life between the Rivers

Mary Elizabeth Pinegar Letter
A description of growing up in the area

Are you interested in the stories of people and places from Between The Rivers?
Take a look at
Between The Rivers Magazine
NOTE: I have NO Affiliation with BTR Magazine.  This is provided to you
for Informational purposes only

For further information and Genealogical resource on any of the counties represented here, see these County pages

Lyon County, KY 
(USGENWEB Project)
  Trigg County, KY
(USGENWEB Project)
Stewart County, TN
(USGENWEB Project)

Want More Information on Between The Rivers ~Past & Present?
Visit Explore Kentucky
Be sure to check the section entitled Explore Yesterday for information on
the formation of Kentucky Dam & Barkley Dam as well as other areas of interest.

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