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Quilt Mural in Barbourville

Quilt Mural in Barbourville – a mural on the side of a building in Barbourville, Kentucky. It features a painted quilt on it. #BarbourvilleKY

Quilt Mural in Barbourville

If you look closely you can see the painted quilt on this mural. This mural is located on the Mountain Advocate Media building at the corner of College and Knox Street.

Quilt Mural in Barbourville - a mural on the side of a building in Barbourville, Kentucky. It features a painted quilt on it. #BarbourvilleKY

The previous artwork, known as the “quilt mural” was commissioned by Barbourville Tourism in the mid-2000s and had faded over the years. Near the center of the new mural is a portion of the original artwork. (Mountain Advocate)


The current design, shown above, was started in the Fall of 2021. Took the photo March 4, 2023.

If anyone has an image of the original quilt mural, please let me know, I’d love to share it for others to see that bit of history.

I am glad to find looking into this that they did at least keep part of the original.

It also has other features of Barbourville.

  • Union College
  • Battle of Barbourville
  • So in love with Barbourville Kentucky
  • Daniel Boone Festival
  • Warriors Path
  • Boone Trace
  • Wilderness Trail
  • Cumberland River
  • Dr. Thomas Walker State Park

Kellene Turner Art

See the TikTok video

Prior to this mural, it use to have nothing but quilting on it. I never got to get a picture of that.

About Barbourville, KY

Barbourville is a city in Knox County, Kentucky, United States. It is the county seat of Knox County and has a population of around 3,100 people.

Barbourville was established in 1800 and was named after James Barbour, the Governor of Virginia at the time. The city played a significant role in the Civil War, as it was the site of several battles and skirmishes. Today, visitors can learn about the area’s rich history at the Knox Historical Museum, which features exhibits and artifacts related to the city’s past.

Barbourville is also home to Union College, a small liberal arts college founded in 1879. The college is known for its academic programs in education, business, and the arts, as well as its successful athletics programs. The college campus is located in the heart of downtown Barbourville and is a major contributor to the local economy.

In addition to its historical and cultural attractions, Barbourville is known for its beautiful natural scenery. The city is surrounded by rolling hills, lush forests, and clear streams, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can hike in the nearby Daniel Boone National Forest, fish in the Cumberland River, or explore the scenic countryside by car or bike.

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