In January 2022, the entire 200-year timeline will be made available on this website for everyone to use. The following examples provides an idea of what the timeline will include:
The first land office in the Jackson Purchase was opened in Wadesboro, which was referred to as the "Capital of the Purchase."
Courtesy Kentucky Historical Society
"Seclusaval," home of Peter Stainback and Virginia Ann Michaux Hamlin, was built near New Concord on Blood River (Recollections, Vol. 2).
Murray was named after The Honorable John L. Murray, Congressman.
Willis Bonner built a kiln and started a pottery business using high-quality clay of the vicinity, thereby identifying the location as Pottertown.
Federal soldiers occupied Murray for a brief period.
The Murray Male and Female Institute was the first public school built in Murray, paid for with funds from the sale of the former seminary property.
Local inventor Nathan B. Stubblefield was granted a patent when he created the first wireless communication later known as a radio.
William P. Dulaney opened a mercantile business at Kirksey which he operated for 20 years, also serving as postmaster and president of the Kirksey Bank during this time (1911 Calloway County Gazette - Magazine Edition).
Lucile Grogan, a teacher of the Stone Community became Calloway County's first female elected public officeholder.
The current courthouse was built at a cost of $40,435.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held the first public hearing on the construction of Kentucky Dam.
The Murray Woman's Clubhouse and Ty Holland Stadium were built.
June 8, 1944
The Murray City Park (now Chestnut Park) opened.
Murray State College was racially integrated.
Five county high schools were consolidated into Calloway County High School (photo courtesy Randy & Jeanetta McCallon).
Mel Purcell of Murray finished second in the 14-year-old singles division of the Sugar Bowl Invitational Tournament at New Orleans, Louisiana.
The new four-lane section of U.S. 641 between Murray and Benton was opened to traffic.
September 12, 1998
A 20-year dream was finally realized when the MSU Regional Special Events Center opened.
Voters approved the measure to allow restaurants seating at least 100 and deriving 70 percent of their revenue from food sales to serve alcohol by the drink, with Hazel residents voting down the local measure.
January 26, 2012
The Motor Vessel Delta Mariner slammed into the Eggners Ferry Bridge, which carried U.S. Highway 68 and Kentucky 80 over Kentucky Lake between Marshall and Trigg counties, dislodging a 300-foot-plus span from the Bridge.
A Future Farmers of America chapter was started at Murray High School, a first for the school district.
February 28, 2021
Judge-Executive Kenny Imes, in order to obtain state and federal aid, declared a state of emergency in Calloway County, heavy rain having created a flash-flood event, washing out several county roads and leaving streets, homes and businesses underwater in Murray.