Oldham County 

Cities & Towns

 

From the 1879 Kentucky State Gazetteer and Business Directory

Posted with permission by Kentucky Explorer

 

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

 

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

 

Ballardsville

Four miles southeast of LaGrange, the county seat, its nearest shipping point on the L.C. & L. R.R., is in the southeastern part of Oldham county and is 31 miles northeast of Louisville. It has a Baptist church and a district school. Exports grain and stock. Population, 100. Daily mail. John Swain, postmaster.


Business District

Barnhill James, livestock

Caplinger W. H., justice of the peace

Caplinger J. T., wagonmaker

Ellis Henry, livestock

Kiddoo Prof. James, schoolteacher

Knight George, shoemaker

Mack Amos, cabinetmaker

Prewitt Cole, physician

Ray E. G., hotel prop.

Roney Daniel E., constable

Swain John, general store and physician

Tyler A. D., blacksmith

Williams Fleming, flour mill

Williams James W., blacksmith

Ballardsville

A village in Oldham county, first settled as early as 1800. LaGrange, 4 miles north-west, is the county seat and nearest railroad approach. Eminence, 9 miles east, is its bank location. Corn and wheat are raised and form the chief shipments. Population about 100. Mail by special supple. John Swain, postmaster.


Business District

Barnhill James, live stock

Caplinger W. H., justice of the peace

Caplinger W. T., wagon maker

Ellis Henry, live stock (4 miles out)

Knight George, shoemaker

Mack Amos, cabinet-maker

Prewit Coleman, physician

Ray E. G., hotel

Raney Daniel E., constable

Swain John, physician

Sullivan Wm., carpenter

Tyler A. D., blacksmith

Williams Fleming, flour-mill

Williams James W., blacksmith

 
 

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