Beckham County
Signs of History SM
For a map directing you to Olive Hill and the former Beckham County click here.

Created from parts of Carter, Lewis and Elliott counties with county seat here (Olive Hill, Carter County) by legislative act signed February 9, 1904, by Governor J. C. W. Beckham, for whom it was named. G. C. Brooks appointed County Judge. On April 29, 1904, the Court of Appeals ruled that it failed to meet constitutional standards of size and population and ordered it dissolved.

Photographs and research information courtesy of the 7th grade Social Studies Class from West Carter Middle School under the direction of Mr. Malcolm Carter.

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