The man with the blue dot is Walter Clark, longtime Demossville Station Agent. The man with the red dot is L & N Conductor C. C. Regan. These folks are waiting on Train 38, a local to Cincinnati, in the summer of 1909.
The Demossville L & N Depot
On Straight Shoot Road over Grassy Creek
The Kentucky Highway Department published these pictures of Grassy Creek in its 1927 Report.
|A Pair of descriptions of Demossville from 1897 are here.||Sharon Rice's History of Demossville is here. (pdf)||
Carter's Chapel United Methodist has a web site with a history of the church and some nice old pictures, here.
Dangerous Women in Demossville? More here.
Civil War comes to Demossville - read it here.
Demossville Fire, in 1876.
“Chas. Paine, who announced himself an
abolitionist of the blackest character, was driven away at
twenty minutes’ notice from Demossville, Pendleton county, Ky.,
on Saturday. Kentucky is a very unhealthy State for
Abolitionists of the ‘blackest character.’”
past week our town [Demossville] has been live with amusements.
We are agreeably surprised by the arrival of N. Teets European
Combination Troupe, with his numerous clowns, varying in age
from five to twenty-five. They performed two nights, giving as
interesting entertaining, of that kind, as we have ever
witnessed. They will give an extensive “show” at Pond Creek, on
the 17th of April."
Newport Local, March 21, 1878
|“We learn that a locality on Grassy Creek, in Pendleton county, has been severely afflicted. About two weeks ago the cholera and flux broke out simultaneously in a malignant form. In a short time from forty to fifty deaths, or about one-third of the entire population of the neighborhood, had died of one or the other of these diseases. At last account the sickness still prevailed, but with some abatement of its virulence.” From the Covington Journal, August 23, 1851.|
took place June 11 near Demossville, Pendleton County, Ky. It
appears that two brothers, by the name of RYAN, got into a
quarrel over their whiskey, when TIM (one of the them) took down
his gun and attempted to shoot the other, but fortunately the
gun was prematurely discharged, the load passing through the
roof of the house instead of taking effect as was intended. A
scuffle then ensued, when the gun was broken in two at the
breach, Tim, holding the barrel in his hand, with which he
struck his brother in the head two or three times, fracturing
his skull and resulting in his death. Tim was subsequently
arrested, and taken to Falmouth and lodged in jail. He
confessed to the deed, and said it should have been done a long
"At Falmouth, Hansford Yates, Peter McClanahan, Joe Stites,
and G. Williams, of Grassy Creek,
were arrested as coiners of counterfeit money. Williams escaped from his captors."
from the Maysville Republican, July 7, 1877
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