Mt. Zion

As this village has never been described in your paper, it may be of interest to the many readers to give them an outline of it and the surrounding neighborhood. It is situated on the road leading from Stuartsville to Crittenden, about midway between the two places; also on the road leading from Sherman Station to Zion Station, and is about three miles distant from each of the above named places, of course, it is a center point.  The people of this little town are an industrious, religious, and hospitable class.  Like all other villages, it has some loafing characters..  It has one church, one school, one Good Templar’s Hall, one Masonic and Odd Fellows Hall, one blacksmith shop, wagon factory, tombstone factory, warehouse, and several stores. Unlike many county villages, we have no whiskey saloons to catalogue, as the Good Templars are yet in vogue here, and is becoming so well established I good principles that we think will have one of these destructive house to report.  As to doctors and lawyers and professional men of all kinds, with the exception of ministers, we have plenty.  The wagon factory here is carried on by John Globe [sp? Illeg] of New York.  The tombstone factory is under the supervision of John Dunn, of your city, and Napoleon Lale of this place.  They are doing fine work for the people.  Dr. W. H. McClure, who has been residing at B. S. Franks near Zion Station, has located in this village and is residing in the house formerly occupied by Mr. Glaub.  The doctor has a large practice and is keep busy all the time.  We welcome the doctor and his estimable wife in our midst.  The warehouse here is occupied by Lale & Agge, of Owen county, who are buying tobacco, and will soon be pressing and shipping.  They are experienced tobacconists and handle only the good grades for which they pay liberal prices. The surrounding neighborhood consists of an industrious class of farmers, a few of whom I will mention J. C. Tomlin, J. T. Points, A. Tomlin, Joseph Foree, Vard Franks, Americus Vanlandigham, J. R. Franks, J. T. McClure, Addison Beach, F. G. Alexander and W. T. Baker.  For hospitality, the above mention persons and families cannot be surpasses.  The soil is rich and productive, and is adapted to raising tobacco, wheat and corn; it produces blue grass equal to that of the bluegrass counties.  Fine cattle and sheep are raised in an abundance. 


From the Daily Commonwealth, February 5, 1879