Interview with Joe Estes


  • Identifier2005 OH 027
  • Date1/20/2005
  • InterviewerDenton, Beckie
  • IntervieweeEstes, Joe
  • DescriptionJoe Estes discusses his experiences while growing up and living in both Estill and Madison County. Interview topics include farming and farm life, local oil, timber, and coal booms, and an extended conversation over living and working near the Kentucky River. Other topics include his education, changes in healthcare, and a 627 page monograph he wrote about the Estill County areas schools between 1802 and 1972.
  • LocationEstill County, KY
  • Duration1:20
  • Restrictionsno
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • Funding SourceThe Community Change in the Kentucky Foothills of Appalachia Project was funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


“Interview with Joe Estes,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed May 25, 2024,