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Carroll County, Kentucky

1866 Carroll County Railroad Proposals
You'll want a key to all those red lines on the map. It's here.

 

Carroll County, Kentucky

The Kentucky Explorer ran this picture and identified it as
“somewhere in Carroll County.”  If you can come up with a more definitive
 location, please let me know.  You can email us by clicking here.

 

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Carroll County, Kentucky

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, circa 1910, Hunter's Bottom
The above two images are from Trimble County Heritage, 1989.

A few words on the history of this church are here.

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newA citizen of White's Run extols his
community's virtues in 1874, here.
new“David Wilson, formerly of Mill Creek district, then Gallatin, now Carroll county,
served through the Revolutionary and Indian wars, was married five times, raised forty-nine
children, and lived to be ninety-six years old. His sides were a solid plate of bone, without
anything like a rib, hence he was called “Ironsides.” The strongest man in the community
might strike him in the side with all his might without inducing injury.”
Courier-Journal, April 18, 1868, reprinting from the Carrollton Democrat
Edmund Prince arrested for aiding slaves escape
from Hunter's Bottom.  Here
new“Moses T. Hoagland, aged 90 years, 7 months and 6 days died at his residence
in Hunter's Bottom, Carroll county, Wednesday last. He had been a resident of that
vicinity since 1800; was an officer in the War of 1812, and an intimate friend of Gen. Jackson.”
Courier-Journal, May 18, 1869
newThe Hunters Bottom Historic
District's description, which has details of
many of its antebellum homes, is here. (pdf)
new“A correspondent of the Carrollton Democrat thinks that ‘perhaps no place on
God's green earth has more beauty than Hunter's Bottom: a land flowing with milk and
honey, and the inhabitants celebrated for their hospitality and kindness of heart’”
Courier-Journal, March 27, 1871
The 50 or so men from Hunters Bottom that joined
Civil War forces called themselves the Invincibles.
  Their story is here. (pdf)
"Gold has been found in paying quantities on the farm of John Obertata, in Hunters
Bottom, a few miles below Carrollton.  Eastern parties have been assaying specimens
and their report is so favorable that work in mining the product will begin at once." 
 The Owenton News-Herald, April 20, 1905

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A. T(J?). Walters Feed and Grist Mill 
Carson, Kentucky
M. H. Coleman, c. 1910
Carson, Kentucky

The town of Carson, which existed before I-71 construction eliminated it, was originally named Bramblett, but when they tried to establish a post office, they found there was already a Kentucky town named Bramblett, in Nicholas County. Hence the name Carson.

 

Carroll County, Kentucky

Rural Carroll County

 

Carroll County, Kentucky 

The Lewis Sanders Home
at the southeast corner of I-71 and the Ghent-Eagle Station Road


Read more about Lewis Sanders here.

 

Carroll County, Kentucky

McCool's Creek Park, 1944

 

Carroll County, Kentucky

The Best Show of Fat Cattle at the 1931 Bourbon Stock Yards
were shown by these Carroll Countians.

 

Locust Schoolnew newLocust BBall Team
Mary Nell Jenkins, Locust School
Locust Basketball Team
both from Facebook posts by Amy Sevigny

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History of the Bramblett Baptist Church is here. A correspondent describes Locust, in a two part article from 1885. 
Part 1 is here and part 2 is here. (pdf's)
“Last Saturday night the store at Eagle Station belonging to Joseph Sams was entirely consumed by fire.  We understand there was about $2,600 worth of goods on which there is about $1,400 insurance.”  the Maysville Republican, March 4, 1876, quoting the Carrollton Independent
new“The Lower White's Run Baptist church, in lower Carroll county, was destroyed by fire on Sunday evening, the 13th.” Courier-Journal, March 21, 1870  
About Eagle Station before  it declined, here. A 1905 fire in Eagle Station is reported here.
“One of the most interesting of Kentucky meteorites and the one which has the reputation of being the finest and most beautiful pallasite (Wikipedia), was found near Eagle Station, Carroll County.  The main mass is now in Natur Historishe Museum in Vienna and efforts to obtain a piece of it were fruitless after the Nazis took over Vienna.” Louisville Courier-Journal, September 1, 1940

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