Shannon Methodist, Mayslick
History of Shannon Methodist is here. (pdf)
|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|
|Mayslick Christian Church
|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.
|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).
|“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
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
|History of Mays Lick Christian Church is here.||Edith Davis' history of Mayslick is here. (pdf)|
|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|
|Rev. Paul Ryan's history of St. Rose is here.||Obituary of the Mayslick banker who rode with Morgan, here.|
|Mayslick dot com is 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
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
|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
|“Mayslick, Ky., June 12. - Fire Thursday destroyed
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,
Yeah, Yeah, it's Nicholas County . . . 1929.
We thought if you're looking at Mays Lick, you'd like it.
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.