Effie Waller was born on Chloe Creek in Pike County, Kentucky on January 6, 1879. The daughter of formerly enslaved... read more
The Effie Waller Smith Society began as a group of Pike County natives who sought to honor Miss Effie by gathering... read more
For more information about Mrs. Smith, Pike County, and other areas included in her work, click here.
"I never knew a sweeter look
Of Nature ever wearing"
"O Elkhorn City! In my heart
I hold for you a goodly part"
"I love with true devotion
The people who live here."
"All around us there is beauty
On the leaves of Nature's book"