Those passing through the small community of Beulah will see a sleepy, residential area. Little white houses with brightly colored flowers line each side of the road that runs through the area.

Beulah hasn't always been the quiet place of today, though. Many years ago the village was known as Pulltite. It got its name from the comminity church. The name of the community was changed when a new church building was constructed.

A school was located near the church and several doctors practiced in the community over the years. A blacksmith's shop was in the heart of the village and local stores offered residents the traditional items.

In the days of the coal mines Beulah was an active mining town. Several mines operated in the area for a great many years. At one time Beulah was a very active place with many general stores, service stations and restaurants.

All that remains of Beulah's hustle and bustle today is a convenience store and restaurant, a few churches and several houses.

This feature story originally appeared in the The Messenger in the small towns section of their "Changing Face of Hopkins County" on September 6, 1996 and was written by Slone Hutchison, a summer intern from Murray State University working with The Messenger to gain practical news papering skills during her summer vacation.

My thanks to The Messenger for granting permission to publish on the Hopkins County, Kentucky KyGenWeb page.

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Nancy Trice
Hopkins County, Ky

© 1997