Local author shares latest book at McConnell House

By Portia Williams

February 28, 2014

By Portia Williams


WURTLAND, Ky. — Local author, Colonel Charles Dahnmon Whitt made a guest appearance Friday at The McConnell House 1-5 p.m. “Crockett’s Long Trip To Kentucky,” Whitt’s latest book is being made into a film.

Members of the local community gathered at the McConnell House to the book signing, and guest appearance. Bud Matheny, of the McConnell House, said they were glad to have Whitt as featured guest.

A resident of Greenup for more than 40 years, Whitt was raised in Tazewell County, Va. Whitt’s latest book, “Crockett’s Long Trip to Kentucky” marks number 12 of his publications. According to Whitt, his latest book has been chosen by movie producer Harvey Rochman to be made into a movie in the near future.

The book, “Crockett’s Long Trip to Kentucky,” takes place in the mid 1800s before the Civil War, and is full of details and drama and will hold your attention to the very end. Crockett Whitt, the main character, is a young man in a young, developing country. Crockett’s adventure as he travels through life includes love, hate, hardships and good times. It also deals with fear and Christian Witness. Crockett will start his adventure at age 10.

Whitt is a Kentucky Colonel and a Civil War Re-enactor who dresses as a Confederate Colonel for book signings and speaking engagements. He is an avid student of history and Genealogy, and is a veteran himself and has chosen this way to honor his military ancestors.

Whitt has been recognized twice by the Kentucky Senate and once by Biltmore Who’s Who for being a historian and writer.

Portia Williams can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 286, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.