Union, Kentucky
part 2


Hearses of the Jesse Hamilton Funeral Home, Verona, 1930


New Bethel Baptist,  founded in 1840 at the home of Zadok Stephenson

"Old" and "New" Baptist Churches in Verona, 1930


Patrick Ferrell Residence



St. Patrick's Catholic Church
A few words on the history of St. Patrick are here.


The 1888 Lake Atlas of Boone County shows a "Catholic Church" and a "M. E. Church" in Verona, but no Baptist Church.  The Methodist (M.E.) is located about where the Baptist Church now stands. The Boone County Banner notes in an item from 1897 that "A union Sabbath school is being conducted at the Methodist Church."  It also notes that "The Baptist school holds its winter sessions in the League Hall."  A month later, the Banner says that "The people of Verona are endeavoring to raise enough money to erect a new M. E. church building. . .  . The present building was erected fifty years ago, and is in a very bad condition."  So does anybody know anything about the Verona Methodist Church???


A brief history of the
Verona Bank is here.

Verona Bank Logo
Thanks! to Robbie Ratliff for
 this one, and the one below.


Caroline Williams' Sketch of Verona


Old Verona Jail


Pony Riding at
Verona Lake Ranch
Musician Billy Thomas and Mimi at Verona Lake Ranch One of the three fishing lakes at Verona Lake Ranch

Country and Western Jamboree Magazine, the source of most of these pictures, featured an article on Verona Lake Ranch in 1957.  You can read it here. (pdf)

Rain or Shine, there were three shows every Sunday at Verona Lake Ranch

Verona Lake Ranch, was begun in the 1950's by Bill and Edna Scroggins, later owned by Thurston and Georgiana Moore.  Performers who have appeared there include Johnny Cash, Ernest Tubb, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Eddie Arnold, Homer and Jethro, Jimmy Dickens, Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, and Porter Wagoner.



More great pictures from Verona Lake Ranch.  The entrance was between what was the school and
 what was  the Verona Bank.  Thanks to Buddy Rouse and Scott Risner for reproducing these, from the 1957 Hillbilly & Western Scrapbook


Modernizing the Old Railroad Signals at Verona, 1952


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