Henry County Cities & Towns

Transcribed from the 1881-82 Kentucky State Gazetteer and Business Directory, Vol. III

Reynolds Historical Genealogy Collection

Allen County Public Library, 900 Webster Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46801

Published by R. L. Polk & Co. and A. C. Danser


New information from the 1879 Kentucky Gazetteer has been added and can be seen in red.


 A station on the Lexington branch of the L. C. & L. R.R., is located in the southern part of Henry county, 4 miles south of New Castle, the seat of justice, 40 from Louisville, 54 from Lexington and 25 from Frankfort and is in the midst of one of the finest agriculture regions in the State. A Baptist seminary and the Eminence College are located here, and 5 churches are sustained; a flour mill, a bank, a weekly newspaper, a distillery, a carriage factory, a good race-track and fair ground, a first-class brick hotel,  and a fine opera hall are also here. A large wholesale liquor business is transacted here by Messrs. Hudson & Gould. Messrs. Eddy & Berry are a well-known firm, who make collections a specialty; and Messrs. Miles Bros. Blacksmithing and agricultural implement works are also worthy of mention. A good opening is presented here for a tobacco factory, as this neighborhood is said to raise the finest tobacco in the State. Daily stage communication with Newcastle; fare $.50 Population 1,500. Express Adams. Telegraph W. U. Daily  mail. Mrs. H. [Hattie] A. McRoberts, postmaster.

Business Directory

Allen, Rev. Moses, Col'd, Baptist

Bradley Richard, tailor

Brewer Misses V. & R., milliners

Bright, Edward, physician

Brown L.E., dentist

Caseldine J. W. & Co., furniture

Caseldine, Crabb & Maddox, livery and sale stable

Caseldine & Morris, livery stable

Castleman C. W., insurance agent

Clifford B. F., carriages

Cohen Phillip M., general store

Courtney P. R., veterinary surgeon

Crabb Wm. B., stock dealer

Crutcher Rev. S. W. (Christian)

Deposit Bank of Eminence; cap. $86,100, surplus $13,700. James S. Bassett, pres; Wm. B. Wilson, cashier

Dix Dr. Dandy L., Prin. Baptist Seminary

Drane & Co., flour mill

Dreiss N. & Son, general store

Duval E. D., dentist

Eddy Marselus S., saloon

Eddy Marselus S., town marshal

Eddy & Berry, (M. S. Eddy, John M. Berry), general collecting agents. All collections placed in our hands will receive prompt attention. (See adv.)

Edwards Wm. O., boots and shoes

Ervin Rev. Wm., (Presbyterian)

Fible & Crabb, distillers

Fitman Christopher, carriage-trimmer

Foree, Francis M., blacksmith

Frend & Moody, grocers

Frend John, groceries

Frend & Gering, carriage & wagonmakers

Frend John & Co., carriage-makers

Gering Max & Co., wagon-makers

Giltner W. S., pres. Eminence College

Gossom, Thomas A., wagonmaker

Griffin Isaac, saddles and harness

Guthrie John S., lumber, shingles and coal

Harding John, lawyer

Harris James A., saloon

Haymaker John W., general store

Helburn Mrs. R [K]., dry goods

Helm Wm. S., Proprietor Helm Hall (See adv.) [Helm Hall was an Opera House]

Hobb, David J., Jeweler

Holland, G. Allison, local editor The Constitutionalist

Holland Wm. A., prop. Constitutionalist

Holmes & Thomas, stoves and tinware

Hudson & Gould, successors to Fible & Crabb and Williams & Hudson) wholesale Liquor Dealers. Fible & Crabb Whiskey a Specialty.

Jemison Wm. A., physician

Jones E. D., Justice of the Peace

Jones E. D. & W. N., Proprietors of Moody House (See adv.)


King Gideon, insurance

McCarty, Jerry, billiard saloon

McDonald, John H., lawyer

McMann G. & A., carpenters

McRoberts Mrs. Hattie, postmaster

McRoberts John, druggist

Maddox Wm. K., saloon, Maddox House

Miles C. W. & Bro. (Charles W. and John M.), wagon-makers and blacksmiths and dealers in Vernon Chilled Plows, Climax Steel Plows, Road and Spring Wagons, Harrows, Cultivators and Farming Implements. Blacksmithing thoroughly and cheaply done at short notice. Horse-shoeing promptly executed and satisfaction guaranteed.

Miller Lilburn, groceries

Moody Edward R., druggist

Moody House, E. D. & W. N. Jones, Proprietors (See adv.)

Moody R. [Richard] W., confectionery and hardware

Moody & Fisner, druggists

Morris John A., Station Agt. And Manager Western Union Telegraph Co. and Telephone Exchange

Morrison, William M., confectioner

Morrison Mrs. Ellen, confectioner

Obannon, James, barber

Ossman Louis, shoemaker

Patterson, James H., city marshal

Petty, Rev. Albert S., Principal Baptist Seminary

Pinkerton, Lewis L., physician

Porter Chilton S., druggist

Porter N., physician

Pointer Rev. W. T. (Methodist)

Ransdell Wm. [William] T., saddles and harness

Rapp Peter, butcher

Rees John N., groceries and hardware

Rees, J. T. & Bro., groceries & hardware

Rees Joseph T., general store

Rees Wm. T., physician

Rice Thomas W., police judge

Segler, Mrs. Z., millinery

Salen Rev. L. H., (Baptist)

Selby Benjamin, lawyer

Sigel John, bakery

Smith Wm. A., Jeweler and Silversmith and dealer in watches, clocks and jewelry (See adv.)

Spradling and Bentley, barbers

Sprenger George, shoemaker

Stark Wm. E., builder and coal

Stewart Wm. T., photographer

Tandy & Homes, stoves, tinware, grates & mantles, guttering & roofing mnfrd. to order

Thomson John B., blacksmith

Thorn Wm. P., lawyer

Thornton John M., sale-stable

Tinsley, John E., groceries

Todd Orrin D., physician

Turner, Prof. B. P., principal Turner's Academy

Tutt, Mrs. M. J., undertaker

Tutt Mrs. M. J., boarding house

VanMetter, Rev., Methodist

Walsh, Edwin P., dry goods

White, Mrs. W. J., boarding house

Williams Wm. T., saloon

Wilson James H., insurance

Wood, Rev. William, Presbyterian

Woodard, Thornton & Giltner, livery and sale stables