Mary Brooks: Portrait of a Kentucky Pioneer, Granny Woman, Family Matriarch

 Mary Brooks Portrait of a Kentucky Pioneer, Granny Woman & Family Matriarch

A fascinating history of La Rue County, Kentucky centering on its most central female pioneer, Mary Brooks, wife of John La Rue (for whom La Rue County is named) and matriarch of the La Rue & Enlow families of Central Kentucky.

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If you live out-of-state and are planning to visit Hodgenville, let us Locals know as there’s lots to do and lots of La Rues to help you have a great trip. Start your day at Paula’s Hot Biscuit for a home-cooked country breakfast of Biscuits & Gravy, then head on over to The Lincoln Museum and pick up a Guidebook to the National Park and the Boyhood Home on Knob Creek.