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Mayslick, Kentucky

 

 

Mayslick, Kentucky

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Bank in May's Lick US Post Office, Mayslick Main Street, Mayslick

 

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Shannon Methodist
History of Shannon Methodist is here. (pdf)

Collins & Collins

 

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WESTERN LIVE STOCK - HIGH PRICES.
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MAYSLICK, Ky., Sep. 14. Mr. Horace Greeley - Dear Sir : At a public sale held in this neighborhood, Sept. 7, two black boys, belonging to Benj. Ball's estate, sold one for $850, and the other for $640 - nineteen and sixteen years old. The one sixteen years old sold for $8 per lb. He weighed eighty pounds net: $80 x $7 - $640. Yours, &c., Didimus Jones” The North Star, October 3, 1850

 

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Mayslick School Activities Mayslick School   Mayslick School
from a Facebook post by Kirby Wright

 

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 Mayslick School, 1914  Mayslick School, 1914  Mayslick School, 1914
Wagon Sheds for School Wagon Horses Children Getting on board the wagons Loaded for delivery home

 

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Mayslick Christian
Church, 1956
Mayslick Christian Church
 Parsonage, 1956
Another picture of
the Wernwag home.
The parsonage was built by, and was earlier the home of, Louis V. Wernwag, 1769-1843,
a noted builder of covered bridges in Kentucky. 

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Night riders burn barns near Mayslick.  Story here. If you're unfamiliar with the background of the night riders and the tobacco wars, we suggest starting here.
A plaque is unveiled noting May's Lick as site of first consolidated school transportation, here. History of the Mays Lick Baptist Church, a short version is here; the longer version is here (pdf).
new“The large, three-story brick residence of John Peed, near Mayslick, this county, was destroyed by fire about one o'clock this morning, together with most of its contents. It was the largest residence in Mason county outside of [Maysville]. Damage about $10,000; insured for $7,000. . . .The fire is considered the work of an incendiary.” Cincinnati Enquirer, June 2, 1888
“The old village of Mayslick, says the Maysville Eagle, is putting on her holiday garments. Many of the old residences are being repainted and repaired. The Reform church is greatly beautified by the papering, painting and varnishing. The Odd Fellows Hall is much improved, new roof, new weatherboarding, newly painted, etc. Neat and tidy, gay and festive, is the Old Lick.” Courier-Journal, July 24, 1869 “One night last week a party of disguised men, supposed to be a detachment of the Ku-klux regulators, visited the town of Mayslick, and tore down the old Cash-house in Flat-iron Square. It has been a notorious resort of thieving negroes for a number of years, who lived by robbing hen roosts, and making raids upon their neighbors wood and coal piles.” Courier-Journal, March 7, 1870
“New Mayslick Paper. Maysville, Ky., July 14 - The Masonian, a six-column, eight-page weekly, published at Mayslick, this county, made its initial appearance here on Saturday.  It is owned and edited by the Rev. Lewis N. Thompson, and son, L. Roemele Thompson.  It is a sprightly sheet.  This gives Mason county six newspapers, three dailies and three weeklies.”  from the Louisville Courier-Journal, July 15, 1912
newPrehistoric mounds of Mayslick, here.  
History of Mays Lick Christian Church is here. Edith Davis' history of Mayslick is here. (pdf)
new“In the local option election to-day in the town of Mayslick, and in Magisterial district No. 6, which included the towns of Mayslick and Sardis, both towns in the district went dry. Mayslick went dry by three votes. The district went dry by three hundred and thirty-seven votes.” Courier-Journal, September 23, 1906
Which US President's uncle lived in Mayslick? Find out here. Mays Lick man moved to avert lynching, here.
“The Maysville Bulletin says: 'We have before us a specimen of lead ore, found near Mayslick in this county. It is equal in richness to that found in Southern Missouri and North Arkansas. It is known as the pocket ore and is said to be very abundant. The sample was furnished us by Mr. A. Meisner, of Mayslick'” Courier-Journal, December 30, 1871 Mays Lick tavern owner finds a loophole in temperance laws? He says yes. Opinions differ. Story here.
newA look at Mayslick in the year 1800.
Rev. Paul Ryan's history of St. Rose is here. Obituary of the Mayslick banker who rode with Morgan, here.
new“Special Dispatch to the Enquirer. Maysville, Ky., August 1. - A remarkable pear tree stands in the yard at the widow Spark's home near Mayslick, this county. It is over 100 years old, having been cut out by Mrs. Spark's grandfather, and it is probably the largest fruit tree in the state, the trunk just above the ground being 7 feet 6 inches in circumference and 3 feet 10 inches in diameter. It still bears almost yearly. A stray swarm of bees recently took up their home in a hollow part of the trunk” Cincinnati Enquirer, August 2, 1897
newThe election of 1880 sparks a race riot in Mayslick. Here. “Rev. A. A. Price is making his home at Mays Lick, Ky.”from The Freeman, A National Illustrated Colored Newspaper, May 24, 1890,

“Five hundred people visited the mineral springs near Mayslick, this county, yesterday, and each one carried away a vessel of the water that is believed to have such healing qualities.  The water has been analyzed, and was found to contain medicinal properties that are claimed beneficial to consumptives.”  - The Cincinnati Commercial Gazette, June 20, 1895

newMore details on the Mayslick mineral springs are here.

Mayslick dot com is here. new1876 fire, here.
Lynn David interviewed 13 older Mayslick residents in 1985 and 1986. They've not been transcribed, but can be heard at the NKU's Steely Library's Archives. “Mayslick, Ky., June 12. - Fire Thursday destroyed the Ryan & Worthington livery stables, the Owsley saloon and several cottages.  The Bank of Mayslick and Presbyterian church were damaged.” 
 - The Owingsville Outlook, June 18, 1903
“TWENTY DOLLARS REWARD.  Ran away from the subscriber on the 9th of November, two miles back of New Albany, Indiana, a likely mulatto boy, copper colored, 21 years of age, 6 feet high; had on when he went away, a wool hat, blue jeans coat and pantaloons, yellow waistcoat, and a very heavy pair of shoes with three soles. The above reward will be given for the said negro, if confined in Louisville jail, so that I can get him, or delivered to the owner, David Small, Mayslick, Mason county, Ky.  Wm. Hickman, New Albany, Ia. Nov. 12.” from the Louisville Public Advertiser, November 12, 1829
new“The Louisville Journal says that while the rebels were in Indiana, in the latter part of June, the meanest thing they did was to break open the jail and release the thief who stole Mr. Brooking's horses, near Mayslick. They told him to steal the horses of Union men whenever he could find them, and the fellow promised faithfully to do it, and as an earnest of his intentions in that respect he joined the party.” Daily Alta California, July 25, 1863

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Mayslick, Kentucky  

Yeah, Yeah, it's Nicholas County . . .  1929.
We thought if you're looking at Mays Lick, you'd like it.

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For the record, we have no idea whether it's “May's Lick” (possessive); “Mays Lick,”
(two words, not possessive); or “Mayslick,” (one word).  It varies on who's writing it,
what the context is, and the year in which they were writing it.  We generally follow the
usage of whatever we're quoting.

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