Knott County

Knott County is in southeastern Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,346. County seat: Hindman, home to the Hindman Settlement School, founded in 1902: America's first settlement school. Principal locations: Pippa Passes, Mousie, Hollybush

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Ritchie, a self-taught craftswoman who "made up" both the dyes and classic shapes she used for her Highland baskets, preferred working with willow, although she also employed oak and hickory splints. Once married to Uncle Solomon Everidge (1822-1903), a founder of the Hindman Settlement School, she was said to have instructed all the weavers of willow baskets then active in Knott County.