stagecoach line. Ellisville named county seat of Nicholas County
1805. Across road stood county’s first courthouse, 1806-1816. Seat
moved to Carlisle.
Bu 17 Woodson Store, Hwy. 29, North Garden, VA. 06/08/1981 (photo).
The store was started in 1911 by C.C. Woodson and was operated
by him until his death on December 25, 1973 at the age of 86.
After his death the store was closed but Mrs. Woodson still lives in
some rooms on the side of the store. She is 87 years old but is in
good health and is active.
Bu 22 The Shaker Tavern. At intersection of Hwy. 73 and L&N Railroad,
southwest of Bowling Green, KY. 07/18/1981 (photo). Historic
marker. The Shaker Tavern. Built 1869, nine years after the
completion of the L&N Railroad through South Union land.
Members approved tax to build line through here, furnished
material and constructed depot. Visitors increased and trustees
built the hotel, replacing use of frame office building, center of the
village. One outside chimney for three fireplaces a unique feature.
Bu 26 Jack Thomas House. Leitchfield, KY. 10/06/1981. (photo). East Main Street one block from square. Historical marker: Jack Thomas House. First story, east wing of house, was the earliest brick residence in Grayson County. It was built ca. 1810 by Jack Thomas, first County and Circuit Court Clerk. He added two-story brick wing on North, Federal Style. Despite alterations of the 1870s and 80s, original walls remain. A striking feature of construction is uniform log joists supporting first floor.
Bu 27 Walnut Grove School, northwest of Caneyville, KY. 10/06/1981
(photo). Sign on front of school. Walnut Grove School. Preserved
by the Grayson County Historical Society in memory of Mrs. Ora
Alta Stinson French. Donated by her son Rev. Howard French.
Bu 33 Converse College. Spartanburg, SC. 11/29/1981 (photo). Historic
marker. Converse College, S.C. Founded by citizens of
Spartanburg in 1889 for the liberal education of women. Named
for Dexter Edgar Converse, pioneer textile manufacturer. Opened
in 1890 on this site, the grounds of which have been used for
educational purposes since 1849.
Bu 54 Old Hotel. Canton, KY, Hwy. 68. 08/15/1982 (photo). Adam
Boyd laid out Boyd’s Landing on Cumberland River in late 1700s
and this later became Canton. Boyd is said to have built the hotel
and it was standing when Trigg Co. was formed in 1820. Joe and
Lizzie Futrell bought the place in the 1890s and it has remained in
the family since. It is now owned by Willis Jones their grandson. It
has recently been restored and the Joneses plan on living in it, but
Stagecoach Inn, 1804. Tavern operated by Richard Cole, Jr., 1812-
1839. (Marker 1979).
Bu 97 Walnut Grove Plantation. Roebuck, SC. 1765. (slide) On Hwy. I-
26, 9 ¼ mi. South of its intersection with I-85; 1 mi. from I-26 and 221 intersection. There is a rock stile block in front of the house. Hand dug well 30’ deep. (photo)
Bu 99 Summit one-room schoolhouse. Now in Freedom Lake Park,
Elizabethtown, KY.(slide). The school was built in 1892 and it was used until it was closed in 1953. Julia Richardson was the last teacher. It was empty for a time and was moved to Freedom Lake Park in Elizabethtown, KY in 1978. Is being restored in 2001. 07/09/1984 (photo).
Bu 115 Old House, Forkland Community, West of Junction City, KY
Bu 124 Opera House, Springfield, KY
Bu 125 Old Carroll House, White Mills, KY
Bu 135 Granny White House (log), Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell, IN,
Bu 144 Dunagan’s Grocery and Post Office. Mill Springs, KY. 10/23/1985
(photo). This building was originally across Hwy. 1275 near the
old water mill and was probably built about World War I. It was
moved across the road to its present site in 1935 and has been the
Dunagan’s Grocery since that time. The town of Mill Springs was
established in 1824.
Bu 146 Saddlebag Log House (weatherboarded), farm near Crofton, KY.
01/25/1986 (photo). The house has two log pens about 8’ apart and
the roof connects the two. The rooms are about 16’ x 18’ and are
made of hewed oak logs about 6” x 8”, one inch poplar siding put
on vertically and then weatherboarding (poplar) added over this.
One room had vertical poplar with canvas tacked on this and then
papered. The other room originally had narrow, grooved ceiling
board on both walls and ceiling but this had also had canvas and
paper. The dogtrot had been enclosed. There had been a root cellar
back of the house but this had fallen in.
Bu 148 Old House, Winchester, TN
Bu 152 Hiett Store, Frizzleville, OH, Highway 763, 1966
Bu 156 Rush County Courthouse, Rushville, IN
Bu 159 Old House, Bumpus Mills, TN
Bu 167 Combs House, Headquarters Civil War, Camp Nelson, KY
Prestonsburg, KY (slide). The building is three rooms with some
small rooms for other use. It is built with dressed sandstone from
the local area. The WPA did the entire job from sandstone ledge to
finished building. There is an arched door in front, and a stone over this has WPA 1938. The walls are in good condition but the roof had fallen in so the rain had about destroyed the inside part. There are two other schools in this area built by the WPA. They are built like the one described. One is south of Ivyton off Hwy. 7. The block over the arch has WPA 1937. It is Gypsy School and has been made into a home and is attractive. The other is Swampton School, built like the others. 07/18/1989 (photo).
Bu 176 B See Bu 176 A
Bu 180 Old Brick School, E. side of Hwy. 732, S. of Reily, OH (slide).
A stone set into the brick reads: Reily Township District 8 1881.
There was another one that looked the same on the west side of
Hwy. 732 on the north side of Reily, OH. It had a newer house
and storage buildings around it. There are two near the state line on
the Indiana side. One is on the south edge of Drewersburg and the
other is almost North where Drewersburg Road runs into Hwy.
252, NW of Scipio, OH. This one has part of the end taken out and
double doors put on. The floor has probably been removed and
made into a small barn. A metal sign over the door had: School 9
and an 1856 date. These two seem to be built like the two on the
Ohio side. 11/30/1989 (photo).
Bu 199 Courthouse, Troy, OH
Bu 204 Olde Bethlehem Academy Inn, Elizabethtown, KY
Bu 205 Courthouse, Sylva, NC
Bu 208 Courthouse, Springfield, KY, 1816
Bu 233 Courthouse, Ellaville, GA
Bu 257 Josie D. Harkins One-Room School (1924-1987), Jenny Wiley
State Park, Prestonsburg, KY. 05/29/1996 (photo). The last
operating one-room in Kentucky was closed in 1987. It was moved
to the park from its original site, Daniels Creek, in Floyd County.
It is now used for some recreational programs and also for
interdenominational church services on Sundays.
Bu 259 Devasher School, moved to Bazzell Middle School campus,
Scottsville, KY. 11/01/1998 (photo). Devasher one-room school
was built on Devaser Road in Hopewell between 1918-1920. The
school was closed in 1958 and was moved to Scottsville in
November, 1994. The building is in good condition and has many
desks, etc. that would have been in it.
Bu 260 A Octagon Hall, U.S. 31W, N. of Franklin, Simpson Co., KY
03/18/2001 (photo). Historical Marker 503. An antebellum
landmark built by Andrew Jackson Caldwell, an ardent
Confederate of the Southern Cause. Many Confederate soldiers
found shelter here. Bricks were made, wood cut, and finished stone
quarried on the place. The house erected by Caldwell and his men.
Three floors with four large rooms, hall, and stairway. Large
basement provided hiding place. The foundation is made with
limestone blocks about 18” square and 4’ long. There are two and
in some places three layers above ground. The walls are brick with
the inside finished with plaster. The wood is poplar, chestnut, and
Bu 260 B See Bu 260 A.
Bu 260 C See Bu 260 A.
Bu 261 A Old-time Five & Dime Store, Mount Vernon, KY. 04/19/2001
(photo). Hiatt’s 5 & 10 store goes back to the 1930s. Billy Hiatt,
72, a former schoolteacher has owned the store for the past 40
years. It still has many basic 5 & 10 items but these are
overshadowed by many present-day gift items. These are
probably necessary to stay in business but take away from the
historical value of the store.
Bu 261 B See Bu 261 A.
Ch 2 Carrs Methodist Church, Hwy. 8, NW of Vanceburg, Lewis Co.,
KY. 07/1979 (photo). The church had a circle built into the wall
over the door. It read: Peter Taylor Chapel MECS 1878. The small
cemetery had about 25 graves and most of these had monuments.
The earliest date was 1839 and the latest date was 1961. It will be
torn down to build a power plant. The building was not where the
power buildings would be and they agreed to leave it. However,
the members would be moving away and they voted to have it torn
down rather than leave it there to eventually fall down from
Ch 6 Plano Baptist Church, Plano, KY (near Bowling Green, KY).
01/1981 (photo). Built in 1896 and dedicated April 18, 1897.
Dedication service by Rev. J.S. Coleman. Text: Mark 15:38.
Ch 9 Indian Creek Baptist Church, established 1790, Hwy. 32, East of
Cynthiana, KY. 04/1981 (photo). Historic Marker. This is the
original building erected on this site by pioneer families of Indian
Creek settlement. Church constituted in 1790, in continuous use
until 1965. Buried in church cemetery are Rev. Charles Webb, an
early minister; Revolutionary soldiers Moses Endicott, Edward
McShane, Henry Talbert, and Hugh Wilson, and many of first
Ch 12 Trinity Methodist Church, off Hwy. 29, North Garden, VA.
06/07/1981 (photo). The church is in a wooded area. The land was
given by Mr. & Mrs. George M. Kidd, October 30, 1890. Church
dedicated November 11, 1892 by Dr. George W. Carter. It is not
sealed inside under the roof so the bracing can be seen. The
structure is pine and the braces are mortised into the rafters and the
tie beams. They are also mortised where they cross in the center.
Ch 16 Episcopal Church, Cynthiana,KY
Ch 17 St. Catherine Catholic Church, New Haven, KY, windows
Ch 22 First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC
Ch 23 St. Francis Catholic Church, Hwy. 460, 8 mi. W. of Georgetown,
KY. 04/05/1982 (photo). It is one of the oldest Catholic churches
in Kentucky. Stephen T. Badin, a pioneer priest, came to the area
in 1808. In 1815 a farm was purchased and the present church was
built in 1820. The church cost $3,600.00 and the floor, altar railing,
choir stairs, and choir loft are made of ash lumber. (Coleman,
Ch 24 Old Mulkey Meeting House, Tompkinsville, KY
Ch 26 St. Catherine Catholic Church, New Haven, KY
Ch 42 First Presbyterian Church, Flemingsburg, KY, 1819, slave balcony
Ch 43 Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Hwy. 62, Bardwell, KY (1858)
Ch 51 Drakesboro Methodist Church, KY, 1919
Ch 55 Nolynn Baptist Church, Hwy. 222, E of Glendale, KY; organized
late 1700’s; rebuilt 1895
Ch 58 A St. Thomas Catholic Church, off Hwy. 31E, So. of Bardstown,
KY. 04/10/1983 (photo). The church. Historic Marker on Hwy. 31E. St. Thomas Farm. The cradle of the Catholic Church in KY ½ mile east. In 1811 became residence of Bishop Flaget and Father David when pioneering St. Joseph’s Cathedral, St. Joseph College and Old Bethlehem Academy in Bardstown. First home, 1812, of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Founding site of Saint Thomas
Seminary and Saint Thomas Orphanage, Louisville.
Ch 58 B St. Thomas Catholic Church, off Hwy. 31E, So. of Bardstown,
KY. 04/10/1983 (photo). A log house at the side of the church. See rest of Ch 58 A.
Ch 62 Elizaville Presbyterian Church, Highway 32, west of
Ch 66 Bethel Baptist Church, Hwy. 70 west of Morgantown, KY
Ch 79 Hardinsburg Methodist Church, KY
Ch 82 Primitive Baptist Church, Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountain
Park, TN (slide). Church was organized in 1827 and a log church
was built. The present church was built in 1887. There was
considerable division in the church during and after the Civil War.
Many of the Olivers, Gregorys, Shields, and Anthonys are buried
in the cemetery. 04/13/1984 (photo).
Ch 83 Methodist Church, Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountain Park, TN.
04/13/1984 (photo). Church was organized in the 1820s with
services held in a log building until 1902 when the present church
was built. The church has two doors: the women and children
entered through the left door and the men used the right door. A
divider separated the two groups on the inside.
Ch 84 Missionary Baptist Church, Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountain
Park, TN. 04/13/1984 (photo). Church was formed in 1839 by members of the Primitive Baptist Church who were dismissed because they favored missionary work. During the Civil War the church ceased to meet but reopened after the war with some new members. The present building was built in 1894 when there were
40 members. Membership later rose to 115 members.
Ch 89 Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, KY, 1907
Ch 90 First Presbyterian Church, Goldsboro, NC
Ch 91 Ann Street Methodist Church and Old Burying Ground, brick
boxed graves, Beaufort, NC 05/13/1984 (slide) The Old Burying
Ground is next to the Ann Street Methodist Church. A sign says it
was deeded to the town in 1731 by Nathanael Taylor. Capt. Otway
Burus of the War of 1812, Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers
are buried here. Some of the graves are mounded over with brick,