Oldham 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


This incorporated city is the county-seat of Oldham, in the northern part of the county and at the junction of the two main lines of the L. & C. R.R., 27 miles northeast of Louisville, 8 southeast of Westport, on the Ohio river and 83 southeast of Cincinnati. It has 2 churches, a public school and a select school, a weekly newspaper, The Oldham County Era, a fine brick courthouse and an excellent hotel. It laso has a steam flouring-mill. Exports grain, tobacco, hogs and sheep. Western Union Telegraph. Adams Express. Daily mail. Population 516. H. S. Manby, postmaster.

Business District

Alsop James E., justice

Bainís Hotel, Mrs. E. A. Bain, Prop.

Barry James T., physician

Basye Thomas, livery

Boehmicke George, shoemaker

Callahan John, painter

Callender Kellis, blacksmith

Clark & Buckner, groceries and hardware

Clayton John W., county judge

Clore Joseph C., lawyer

Coons Frederick B., meat market

Craft Frank L., R.R. Express and Telegraph Agent

Daubs Miss Jane, dry goods

Daubs Theodore G., confectionery

DeHaven Samuel E., judge circuit court

DeMoss James T., sheriff

Dinkelspiel Max, general store

Dowden John W., physician

Edersole & Northcutt, general store

Fairfax James W., wagon-maker

French & Hardwood, lawyers

Funk Seminary, James T. McIntyre, Principal

Gordon Rev. Gilbert (Presbyterian)

Hall James M., master bridge builder, L. C. & L. Rít

Holmes Jesse M., blacksmith

Hulett John R., dentist

Johnson Marion F., coroner

Lett H. H., city marshal

McDowell Wm. A., druggist

McIntyre James T., prin. Funk Seminary

McIntyre Rev. J. L., (Methodist)

Manby Wm., general store and police judge

Meredith Archibald, hotel

Oldham County Era, Wm. W. Rowlett, editor

Powell James W., lawyer

Rankin Wm., painter

Risley Isaac C., stoves and tinware

Robbins Benjamin S., lawyer

Rodman John, physician

Rowlett Wm. W., editor Oldham Co. Era

Russell James W., hotel and jailer

Shannon John W., undertaker

Slater Wm. H., school commissioner

Smithers Joseph, saloon and distillery

Soms C. & Son, grocers and exp. Agents

Strouse Carson P., saloon

Taylor Sanford, county and circuit clerk

Waide Edwin F., general store

Watson G. W., saw and grist-mill

Webber Frank, barber

Wellman Wm., carpenter


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