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Preserving the Past for the Future.

Kathleen Area Historical Society

Speaker's Bureau

The Kathleen Area comprises 8 communities, established generally between 1850 and 1900, with what we believe to be full of fascinating people, history, culture, and tradition.

  • How and why were these communities populated?

      • Who were some of the pioneers of these areas? Maybe these pioneers were your ancestors?

          • What area pioneer was known as the "King of the Crackers?"

              • What area pioneer was murdered in 1858? Who done it?

                  • Did you know that the community of Socrum is one of the oldest communities in Polk County? Where did the name "Socrum" come from?"

                      • How did "Gibsonia" come by its name?

                          • Which area was named after a city in South Carolina from where settlers migrated?

                              • What were the major "industries" of the day?
                                • If your club, group, or school is interested in learning the answers to these questions and MORE, we would be delighted to offer a presentation. Contact us via e-mail at kathleenahs@gmail.com or via telephone at (863) 858-6583 with the "particulars" of your meeting date and location, and we will be there!

                                  Thank you for your interest in the Kathleen Area Historical Society!

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