County Named, 1842
Ballard County courthouse lawn, Wickliffe, KY
+36.96540, -89.0890836°57'55" N, 89°05'21" W
"For Capt. Bland Ballard, 1759-1853. Born in Va. Came to Ky. in 1779. Devoted life to protecting frontier. Scout for George Rogers Clark's Ohio expedition, 1780, '82; Wabash campaign, 1786. In the battles of Fallen Timbers, 1793; Tippecanoe, 1811; River Raisin, 1813. In Ky. Legis. for five terms. Legis. directed his burial in the Frankfort Cemetery. County from McCracken, Hickman."
- April 20, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger