Toll Gate Houses For Sale
The Grant County Fiscal Court will offer for sale at the Court house door in Williamstown, Ky., on Monday (County Court Day) January 9, 1899, beginning at one o'clock, all of the toll gate houses the Court has acquired with the turnpike roads purchased up tot hat date. The sale of these gate houses will be absolute, for cash in hand when the deed is made, or a cash note bearing interest at a rate of six per cent from the date of the note, with gilt-edge security.
The following is a list and description of the gate houses to be sold and the order in which they will be sold.
Gate House #1
Being a cottage with one-fourth of an acre of ground on the Williamstown & Owen Line Turnpike Road, next to Williamstown, now occupied by Mrs. Eliza Gouge. Title absolute.
Gate House #2
Being a cottage residence with one-fourth of an acre of ground attached, at the fork of the Williamstown & Owen Line Turnpike Road, and the Heekin and Grassy Run Turnpike Road at Heekin; the said cottage is now being occupied by Mrs. Belle White. The title to this property is absolute.
Gate House #3
Being a cottage residence with one acre of ground attached, on the Williamstown & Owen Line Turnpike Road near the residence of George Tool. Prospective purchasers must examine these houses for themselves, as the court will not be bound by errors made in the description.
Gate House #4
Being a cottage residence near Williamstown on the Williamstown & Fork Lick Turnpike Road, with about one-half acre of good land attached. This property is now occupied by the family of J. R. Doer, and is one of the most valued toll gates residences in the county.
Gate House #5
Being a cottage residence with one-fourth of an acre of ground attached, near Dry Ridge, and the Dry Ridge & Knoxville Turnpike Road. This is a nice cottage and near enough to Dry Ridge to be in the Dry Ridge school district. Title to this property is absolute.
Gate House #6
Being a cottage residence with one-fourth of an acre of land attached, on the Dry Ridge & Knoxville Turnpike Road near Knoxville. This is a well-built, desirable cottage and is known as gate house No. 2 on said road. The title is absolute.
Gate House #7
Being a cottage residence with one-fourth of an acre of ground near the residence of P. G. Harrison on the Heekin Turnpike Road and close to the school house. A few little outbuildings, such as chicken house and smoke house, are to be moved off the lot by the present occupant. Title to this property is absolute.
Gate House #8
Being a cottage residence on the Jonesville & Elliston Station Turnpike Road, located on the right of way of said road, and is one-fourth of a mile from the residence of Louis Ford. The title to the ground upon which the house is located is absolute and will go with the house. The building is in no event to encroach upon the shoulder or the ditch of the turnpike road.
Gate House #9
Being a house and lot on the right of way of the Stewartsville Turnpike Road at the junction of the Stewartsville Turnpike Road and the Stewartsville and Chipman Turnpike Road, now occupied by Kelley Guagh. This is a nice cottage residence and is worth good money. The title to this property is absolute and goes with the house. Shoulder and ditch of the road reserved.
Gate House #10
Being a cottage residence at the forks of the Dry Creek & Downingsville and the Stewartsville Turnpike Road, t present occupied by the family of Andy Johnson. A part of this house is on the right of way of the turnpike, but the house will not be disturbed, the county reserving only the shoulder and the ditch of the road. This is a valuable piece of property and ought to bring good money.
Gate House #11
Being a house on the farm of James P. Brown, on the Downingsville & Dry Ridge Turnpike, now occupied by Bailey Childers. The county has no title to the land on which this house is located, and the house must be moved off by the purchaser within reasonable time after the sale of the same. The house is a nice cottage house and ca be moved easily.
Gate House #12
Being a cottage residence on the Crittenden and Boone Line Turnpike Road, on he lands of Mrs. Brown. The county has no title to the land on which this toll gate house is located and the purchaser must move the house off of the lands of Mrs. Brown within a reasonable time after the purchase of same.
Gate House #13
Is a cottage residence about one-fourth mile of an acre of land on the Corinth and Pendleton county line turnpike road, on the lands of T. M. Mozingo. This is a good house and worth good money and the title to the land is absolute.
Gate House #14
Is a cottage residence on the Williamstown and Fairview Turnpike Road on the lands of J. C. Baker. There is no land with this gate and it must be moved by the purchaser. It is a neat two-room cottage.
Gate House #15
Is a cottage residence on the Downingsville & Jonesville Turnpike Road at the top of the hill near Downingsville. The land belongs to John A. McPherson and the house will have to be moved by the purchaser.
Gate House #16
Being a cottage residence on the Crittenden and Gardnersville Turnpike Road near the lands of Mrs. Collins. There is no land with the house and the person buying it will have to move the same.
Gate House #17
Is a cottage residence on the Mr. Zion and Sherman Turnpike Road on the lands of William Vest. Thee is no land with the gate house and the house must be moved by the purchaser. This is one of the very best gate houses in the county and ought to bring good money.
Gate House #18
Being a gate house lot near Hopewell Church on the Stewartsville Turnpike Road. The gate house washed away last spring and nothing will be sold but the lot. It is a good building lot.
Turnpike Warrants will be accepted as cash in the payment for gate houses and accrued interest will be paid.
In the sale of all of the above toll gate houses the adjoining land owner, or the person out of whose lands the lot was taken has a right to buy the same at the highest price bid, but must exercise his option at once after the sale thereof. In all cases where the adjoining land takes the property he must move the house off of the right-of-way of the turnpike road where so required to do so by the Fiscal Court.
The sale will begin promptly at one o'clock.
John H. Westover, County Judge
R. H. Martin, Auctioneer
Done by order of the Grant Fiscal Court.
from the Williamstown Courier, September 22, 1897