Sites in Washington
Key to the plat is here.

A more recent, more comprehensive version of this plat is here. (pdf)

The oldest house in Washington, this
 building once handled the US mail
for three states. It was built prior  to
1800.  This image is c. 1929.
This is a forerunner to Maysville's Bank of Maysville, now the oldest continuously
 operating bank in the state, the Branch Bank of Kentucky opened in 1809


Broderick's Tavern
named for David Broderick, who was
granted the firstMason County tavern
license on May 26, 1789
The Cane Break, thought to have been
 built by John Coburn, c. 1790



Cedar Hill, Home of Col. L. B. Goggin, Washington
A little more information on Cedar Hill is here.



Cedar Hill, Washington, Kentucky. Summer, 1945


General Johnston Home, 1931 Where Gen Albert Sydney Johnston was born, 1906 Another one,
unknown date.
Yet another pic, with some info, on the Johnson birthplace. 


Birthplace of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnson, Washington, 1954 Albert Sydney Johnston Home, c. 1970 Where Gen Albert Sidney Johnston was born, image is circa 1910


There's a brief bio of General Johnston at this site, and a piece
about his most famous Civil War Battle - Shiloh - at this site.
Google will give you hundreds more sites about both.
DO NOT miss a remarkable obituary of Gen. Johnson, here.

The Old Post Office in Washington Post Office, 1955
Washington had the first post office west of the Alleghenies.  The first postmaster here was appointed by George Washington.  You can read that the town of Washington is the very first place in America named after our first president; it's not.

Marshall Key Home Marshall Key Home Marshall Key
home, 1955
Slave Quarters in
back of Key home
More information on the Key Home can be found at more at this site.


Washington Methodist Church
A little background on the church is here.
House where Harriett Beecher
 Stowe stayed in Washington


Main Street, Washington, 1910 
"Showing, on the right, the house where Harriett
Beecher Stowe,  Henry Clay, and Daniel Webster  were
 entertained by Col. Marshall Key in the early 1840's"
Main Street,
 Washington, 1955
Johnson House
 and Main Street


The Thomas Marshall
Home, Federal Hill
The Thomas Marshall
Home, Federal Hill
Thomas Marshall Home, built in 1802
A little background on this house is here (pdf)
picture on the right is 1931


Edna Hunter Best's "Sketches of Washington," from 1936, is here.

This article (pdf) is about Washington celebrating its sesquicentennial.

"The Maysville (Ky.) Eagle reports the escape of seventeen slaves from Washington, Ky., on Sunday night. Only one had been captured.  This one resisted desperately and cut Pose Waldron and --- Dare of Huntington tp., dangerously with large knife."  The Highland (Ohio) Weekly News, October 22, 1857.

Did you know that the responsibility for the development of Cincinnati was based on a horse theft in Washington?  Read it here. (pdf)

The site Historic Washington is here.

"A. Barnes is the contractor for carrying the mail from Owingsville to Washington, Kentucky, seventy miles, twice a week, from 1st January, 1833 to 31st December, 1835, at a compensation of three hundred and ten dollars per annum."
from the Public Documents of the 23rd Congress, December 1, 1834

The History of the Washington Presbyterian Church is here(pdf)





               Court House in Washington,
 "where Harriet Beecher Stowe saw an old colored man sold and whom she named Uncle Tom."
This building was hit by lightning in 1909, and was not rebuilt.

More about Simon Kenton is at Wikipedia, here, or at the Official Simon Kenton Home Page, here.

Simon Kenton Museum
original was c. 1784

Simon Kenton Home, 1929

In September, 1778 Kenton was tortured by the Shawnee Indians. He was tied, his hands bound, on his back, to a wild horse galloping through the trees. He was forced to run the infamous quarter mile "gauntlet" nine times. It killed most men.


Washington School Washington Volunteer Fire
Department, 1955


Washington Street Scene My Father's House in Washington, Kentucky (1886), a painting by Covington artist Mary Bruce Sharon

You can find a remarkable number of Washington Images at the Library of
Congress' American Memory Site.  Start here, and click on the Browse By Place link
on the left.  You can look for Kentucky, and Mason County at that point.

from the 1800 Census









A honest question for the good folks of Washington, here.

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