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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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John Fox Jr.

John Fox Jr.


(p.118) John Fox Jr.
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

John Fox Jr. was born in the central Kentucky Bluegrass county of Bourbon, where his father ran a well-respected co-educational school. At the age of sixteen, Fox entered Harvard on a scholarship funded by Bourbon County’s Garth Fund for Poor Boys. After graduating, he lived in New York, where he wrote for various newspapers and magazines. In 1885 he returned to eastern Kentucky to work in the office of a coal mine in which one of his nine brothers had interests....

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