Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park
Backstory and Context
In the early 1940s, leaders of the county recognized the need for a public recreational area. A committee was formed and local members donated a total of $14,5000 to purchase the farm of Paul McCoy. For their part, the McCoy family agreed to sell their land at a significant discount. They and other supporters were willing to make financial sacrifices so that the park would provide a space for the children of the county. They dedicated the park in 1947 in honor of the county's veterans of World War Two.