1889: A mess house is built between the rows of tents that serve as homes for the new residents of the city Alexander Arthur plans to build in the Yellow Creek Valley.
1894: The Kentucky Golf Club is organized at the home of Mr. M. Woodbury. Mr. P. N. Cunnigham was elected president.
1899: Men in the Tannery beam house go on strike demanding a raise from $1.35 a day to $1.50.
1916: Cumberland Avenue in Middlesboro is blacktopped for the first time.
1926: Cornerstone is laid for Coal House in Middlesboro.
1930: Jack Zuta, who lived in Bell County for several years and had family here, is assassinated in Chicago gang warfare.
1933: Blue Bell Overall Company in Middlesboro has 500 employees.
1948: Hill Top Speedway on the Pineville Pike has midget auto racing.
1955: Bell County officials destroy 91 slot machines that had been seized in the city of Middlesboro.