1866 Carroll County Railroad Proposals
You'll want a key to all those red lines on the map. It's here.
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 me by clicking here.
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.
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
Edmund Prince arrested for aiding slaves escape from Hunter's Bottom. Here.
A. T(J?). Walters Feed and Grist Mill
M. H. Coleman, c. 1910
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.
Rural Carroll County
The Lewis Sanders Home
at the southeast corner of I-71 and the Ghent-Eagle Station Road
Read more about Lewis Sanders here.
McCool's Creek Park, 1944
The Best Show of Fat Cattle at the 1931 Bourbon Stock Yards
were shown by these Carroll Countians.
History of the Bramblett
|"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|
About Eagle Station before
it declined, here.
|A 1934 fire in Eagle Station is reported here, and a 1905 fire 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, 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."
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