Early African American Education in Shelby County Kentucky

Model School at Lincoln Ridge, Simpsonville KY
Model School at Lincoln Ridge, Simpsonville KY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This article was published in the Quarterly Journal of the Shelby County KY Historical Society in relation to Black History Month and the celebration of African American heritage.

Education of African Americans in Shelby County, Kentucky — A New Perspective

By Diane Perrine Coon

The January-February 2013 display in the Shelbyville Public Library highlights the long struggle to gain education for African American children in Shelby County, Kentucky. It features 1) Elijah Preston Marrs, a slave that became one of the earliest educators in Kentucky; 2) Lincoln Institute at Simpsonville, a boarding school providing African American children in the region a competent high school education during the segregated Kentucky decades; and 3) photos of the segregated schools at Bradshaw Street Graded School in Shelbyville, the Christiansburg Rosenwald School, and the faculty at High Street School in Martinsville, representative of the hundreds of dedicated teachers who struggled to teach against large class sizes, hand-me-down textbooks and scarce classroom resources.

In preparing the first countywide celebration of African American heritage in Shelby County, a number of important elements of African American education in this county were uncovered:

  1. A complete list of the Freedmen Bureau (1866-1870) schools and teachers in Shelby County — Simpsonville; Shelbyville (3 schools); Consolation (Stringtown); Christiansburg (Hinesville)
  2. A complete list of the Rosenwald Schools (1919-1924) in Shelby County and a petition for National Register designation for the Bucks Creek Rosenwald School —-     Bucks Creek, Christiansburg (Hinesville); Scotts Station; Chestnut Grove;  Clarks Station
  3. Identification of distinguished teachers and principals – a major element of African-American heritage in Shelby County, Kentucky. This work will continue.
  4. Brenda Jackson and Roland Dale have begun compilation of the Negro School Registers from the early 20th This work includes the complete list per school of the children, parents, teachers and teacher salaries during this period.

Reconstruction and Freedmen Bureau Schools (1866-1870):

Sources: Autobiography of Elijah Preston Marrs, Freedmen Bureau records, Kentucky State Library and Archives.

  1. Elijah Preston Marrs – taught at Simpsonville, Shelbyville, LaGrange, New Castle and Louisville; was a delegate to the 1868 Education Conference in Louisville that drew 1,000 supporters of education for African American citizens and training for Kentucky’s African-American teachers.
  2. Henry Marrs – taught at Lexington, Frankfort, LaGrange and Louisville
  3. Alfred E. Hughes – taught at Simpsonville’s Freedmen Bureau school
  4. William H. Russell, Joseph D. Mumford, Thomas S. Baxter, E. E. Hansborough – taught at Shelbyville’s three Freedmen Bureau schools
  5. Laura Stevens – taught at Christiansburg’s Freedmen Bureau School
  6. Charles Smith and Mrs. R. E. Harris – taught at Consolation’s Freedmen Bureau School

 Early Common School Era (1875-1920):

Sources: Notable Kentucky African Americans, University of Kentucky database; 1880 Federal Manuscript Census for Shelby County, Kentucky, 1882 Atlas of Henry and Shelby County, Kentucky; New History of Shelby County, Shelby County Historical Society; Local history files, Shelbyville Public Library.

  1.  Identification of Lewis Lawson, age 23, Sarah Clark, age 26, Lucy Gwinm, age 23, African American teachers in Shelby County’s few segregated common schools (from the 1880 federal manuscript census).
  2. 1881 Bartlett Taylor, born 1840 a slave in Henderson, Kentucky, gained wealth through meat packing and land speculation in Louisville, built several A.M.E. churches the largest in Bowling Green, came as pastor in 1881 to Bethel A.M.E. in Shelbyville, petitioned to build a school for African-American children that became the Graded School on Bradshaw. Rev. Taylor paid for the school building and its teachers. (From Notable Kentucky African Americans)
  3. 1898 African American School Districts – Uncovered the location of 15 of the 20 “colored” common schools, 6 in churches, 2 log, 7 frame, 1 brick, 1 condemned, (From the 1882 Atlas.)
  4. 1912 – first class at Lincoln Institute, early contracts between Shelbyville, Shelby County, Eminence, Henry County, for high school education; George T. Corderey the superintendent of woodwork, and Seaton Baldwin, superintendent of power, heat, etc., the first African Americans on the Lincoln Institute staff. (From the Public Library local history collections.)
  5. 1911-1915 – first consolidations of historic black schools, Clay Village and Rockbridge, Harrisonville and Waddy, Scotts Station and Todds Point, Evansville and Simpsonville (Model School) (From New History of Shelby County, Kentucky).

Rosenwald Schools (1917-1924) – One Teacher Architecture:

“Rosenwald Schools of Kentucky,” Alicestyne Turley-Brown, 1997, Kentucky African American Heritage Commission, Frankfort, Kentucky

  1.  Buck Creek (next to Allen Chapel south of Finchville)
  2. Christiansburg (at Hinesville near Mount Pleasant Baptist Church)
  3. Chestnut Grove (northwest of Shelbyville)
  4. Olive Branch (between Finchville and Southville, on Zaring Mill Road)
  5. Clarks Station (north of the Fisherville Road on Clarks Station Road near tracks)
  6. Scotts Station (on Antioch Road at junction with Scotts Station Road across from Shiloh Baptist Church)

Segregated School System (1924-1956:

  1. 1930 – J. W. Roberts named superintendent of colored schools in Shelbyville; Hellen Johnson, age 19, Rachel Davis, age 18, and Kerk Smith, age 64, listed as teachers at Lincoln Institute. (From the 1930 federal manuscript census.)
  2. 1935-1936 – replaced the 1918 contract between Shelbyville Independent School District and Lincoln Institute to reflect addition of the management of the Model School serving Simpsonville children, reorganization of the 1-8 and High School; addition of the John Ethington broom factory, contracts let for transportation from Eminence, Shelbyville, Henry County and Shelby County. (From New History of Shelby County, Kentucky.)
  3. 1936 – painted the school at Bagdad, rebuilt the Clarks Station and Todds Point schools, put an addition on the Scotts Station school, designated Harrisonville as an emergency school location. (From New History of Shelby County, Kentucky).; Lucy Jane Payne, teacher at Scotts Station School. (From interview with Maureen Bullitt Ashby.)
  4. 1940 – Robert L. Dowery Sr. born in Shelbyville in 1893, served in 1940s as teacher and principal at Shelbyville’s Graded School, in the 1920s and 1930s he taught in schools in Franklin County, Taylor County, Campbellsville and Elizabethtown. President and organizer of District #4 Teachers Association, Served in U.S. Army in WW1, died 1952 and buried at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery.(From Notable Kentucky African Americans)
  5. 1940 – Shelbyville Colored Graded School (Bradshaw) upgraded using Public Works Administration funds and 90 cent general school tax, (From New History); Mr. R. D. Roman was principal at the Junior High School in Shelbyville and Mrs. Jewell J. Rabb was teacher there (from Shelbyville Sentinnel photo in the Shelbyviile Public Library local history collection); Ada Hedland, Curtis Greenfield and his wife Mary, Lamont Lawson, Joseph and Kathleen Carroll and Whitney Young all listed as teachers at Lincoln Institute; Will Allen, age 28, and Beatrice Boyd, age 34, listed as teachers in Rural District #7. (From 1940 federal manuscript census); Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Turner, teachers at the Model School at Lincoln Ridge and then transferred to the Montclair School. (From interview with Maureen Bullitt Ashby.)
  6. 1945 – Graded School on Bradshaw in Shelbyville burned; 1946-1948 – High Street School built in Martinsville on lots at Eleventh and High Street. 1949 – only three black elementary schools left in Shelby County. (From New History). Faculty included: Mrs. Ruth Ratcliffe, principal, Mrs. W. Mathis, music, Mrs. E. Byrd, Mrs. D. Dale, Mrs. J. Dale, Mrs. V. Purdy, Mrs. H. Taylor, Mr. M. Mooreman, Mrs. M. Brown, Mrs. F. Stone, Mrs. H. Thomas. (From Shelbyville Sentinnel photo in Shelby Public Library local history collection.)
  7. 1954 – Brown vs Board of Education strikes down segregated schools. 1956 first integration of Simpsonville Elementary; 1957 limited number of students integrate Southside Elementary in Shelbyville; 1964 Civil Rights Act; Shelby County dragged its heels toward integration of Junior and Senior High Schools, finally propelled to action by 1966 Kentucky Legislature closing both Lincoln Institute and High Street School. Brenda Jackson and Roland Dale, among first students to integrate Shelby County High School. Students still being bused to Lincoln Institute as late as 1969.
  8. 1980 – NAACP attacks school board’s affirmative action plan to hire and retain African American teachers as insufficient.

Help Needed to Complete African American School Locations:

  • We are trying to determine the specific location of the following schools:
  1. Olive Branch Rosenwald School
  2. “Colored” Common School location for Southville District, for Rockbridge District, for Harrisonville District, for Logans Station District, for Todds Station District, for Clay Village District.
  • Verify the use of the following African American churches as early school locations:
  1. Olive Branch Colored M.E. Church on Zaring Mill Road between Locust Grove Road and current Olive Branch M.E. Church.
  2. Pleasant View Colored Baptist Church at Stringtown on Route 1005
  3. “Colored Church” on Bardstown Trail between Grafensburg (Hardinsburg) and Route 395, Bagdad-Harrisonville Pike.
  4. Back Creek Road Baptist Church on Route 636 north of Mt. Eden; later had a school
  5. Zion Baptist Church at Clay Village and Benson
  6. Shelbyville – use of which church for Freedmen Schools; FB built one large brick school, contributed toward one smaller frame school and used one African American church as a school. Was this Clay Street or Bethel A.M.E.?

If anyone has information about these locations or photos of the schools/churches, please contact Diane Perrine Coon, de2perrine@aol.com or Kerry Magan at kcmcpc@bellsouth.net

 

 

Country Stores Shelby County Kentucky

Carriss Store Southville May 2007 cropped
Carriss Store, Southville, Shelby County, KY

Businesses of Shelby County Kentucky

Town Location Pop Type Occupation Name Date Notes Source
Alfarata LaMasters Pct. Drug Store Druggist Dr. E. T. Ellison 1882 1882 Atlas
Bagdad General Store Merchant James Baskett 1882 born Shelby Co; Dealer in Fancy Dry Goods, Clothing, Groceries, Drugs, Hardware, Boots, Shoes, Lumber, Grain and Coal. Highest market price paid for country produce. 1882 Atlas
Bagdad General Store Merchant Webber & Baskett 1882 Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Capts, Queensware, Hardware, Drugs, Patent Medicines, etc., and a general stock of goods at lowest prices. Also Undertaker. A full line of Caskets, Cases of the latest style. Shrouding of all kinds kept in Fine Hearses kept ready for all occasions. Orders promptly filled. 1882 Atlas
Bagdad P.M. RR & Express Agent R. J. Eddins 1882 born Indiana, came to Bagdad in 1854 1882 Atlas
Bagdad Grist Mill Flouring Mills Bagdad Roller Mills, Inc. 1884 Sam, Will and Jim Bayne, sold to Charles Bates in 1909; sold to Guest and Morgan Scobee in 1912/1913. Bank forclosed. In 1914 R. L. Harrison bought the mill. Alice Barnett, New History
Bagdad Deposit Bank Bank The Peoples Bank of Bagdad, later acquired by the Deposit Bank of Pleasureville and then Republic Bank; In March 1996 acquired by Citizens Union Bank. 1888 Presidents: J. Baskett, S. H. Bryant, William Connell, B. D. Estes, James Young. Virgil Samples longtime cashier and chief operating officer. William E. Matthews, New History
Bagdad on L&N RR 10 mi SE of Shelbyville 400 General Store Merchant Bailey & Cornell 1895 Hawes
Bagdad Jewelry Store Jeweler S. G. Bryant 1895 Hawes
Bagdad Lumber Store Dealer J. M. Denton & Sons 1895 Hawes
Bagdad General Store Merchant Long & Goodwin 1895 Hawes
Bagdad General Store Merchant A. L. Woods 1895 and Hotel Hawes
Bagdad Drug Store Druggist John W. Hieatt 1920 Census
Bagdad Town General Store Merchant Isaiah Bryant 1920 Census
Bagdad Town General Store Merchant Lee Long 1920 Census
Bagdad Town General Store Merchant Curtis Austin 1920 Census
Bagdad Town General Store Merchant Clarence Austin 1920 Census
Bagdad Town Flour Mill Merchant Miller Robert L. Harrison 1920 Census
Bagdad Town General Store Merchant William Prewitt 1920 Census
Bagdad Hatton General Store Merchant Jackson Perkins 1920 Beech Ridge area Census
Bagdad Hatton General Store Clerk Virgil Perkins 1920 Beech Ridge area Census
Bagdad Town General Store Merchant Leslie Samples 1928 Built a store; prior had run a market truck and rented space in Bagdad. Died in 1941 leaving store to his wife and children Monta, Ruby, Selbert, and Marvin. Store sold to Carl Tindall and then Lewis Young. Ruby Samples Bohannon, New History
Bagdad Town on Rt 395 Petonya – Elmburg Road Steam Grist Mill Flouring Mills Bagdad Roller Mills, Inc.                              R. L. Harrison & Son 1929 See predecessor mill from 1884; Coleman and Miller joined the firm. R. L. Harrison died in 1940; Miller Harrison ran business until 1975; Julian Roberts president, Charles Davis VP; Alice H. Barnett sec, and E. R. Weakley treas. 1970s discontinued flour and corn mean; focused on poultry and livestock feed in bags and local grains, wheat and soybeays. In 1995 a high grade horse feed added. Charles d. Hockensmith, New History
Bagdad Town Christiansburg Pct, District 14 East Hotel Proprietor Abe and Gertrude Bonannon 1930 1930 census
Bagdad Town Civil Servant RFD Carrier Grover Blaydes 1930 1930 census
Bagdad Town Barber Shop Barber Thomas G. Smither 1930 Owns store 1930 census
Bagdad Town Truck Driver Gilbert Riddle 1930 Owns truck 1930 census
Bagdad Town Hardware Store Merchant Robert E. Stratton 1930 1930 census
Bagdad Town Bank Bookkeeper Elizabeth Johnson 1930 Mrs. James L. Johnson 1930 census
Bagdad Town Driver School Bus Andrew Johnson 1930 1930 census
Bagdad Town Flour Mill Laborer John Dubrey 1930 Negro 1930 census
Bagdad Town Laundry Laundress Cora Dubrey 1930 Negro 1930 census
Bagdad Town Flour Mill Bookkeeper Addie Wiley 1930 Mrs. Hebron Wiley 1930 census
Bagdad Bagdad & Christiansburg Road RR Telegraph Operator Earl R. Hume 1930 1930 census
Bagdad Bagdad & Christiansburg Road Truck Driver Robert S. Hudson 1930 1930 census
Bagdad Bagdad & Christiansburg Road L&N Claims Agent Richard R. Mayhall 1930 1930 census
Bagdad Bagdad & Christiansburg Road Flour Mill Millwright James R. Mayhall 1930 1930 census
Bagdad Bagdad & Christiansburg Road Flour Mill Millwright Charles W. Mayhall 1930 1930 census
Bagdad Bagdad & Christiansburg Road Telegraph Operator Lennie P. Wright 1930 1930 census
Bagdad Bagdad & Christiansburg Road General Store Merchant Charlie A. Shields 1930 1930 census
Chestnut Grove General Store Merchant J. W. Green 1880 and Post Office 1882 Atlas
Chestnut Grove 8 mi N of Shelbyville 75 General Store Merchant Rockwell & Wise 1895 Hawes
Chestnut Grove General Store Merchant J. W. Green 1895 and Post Office Hawes
Chestnut Grove Doaks Pct: Smithfield Pike General Store Merchant Henry T. Wise 1920 Census
Christiansburg Tavern Tavern Daniel K. Mitchell and Shannon Reed 1838 14May1838 application for license; Daniel K. Mitchell and John M. Ogden applied in 11May1840 George Ann Carpenter, New History
Christiansburg Tavern Tavern W. H. Wilson and James Sprigg 1838 14May1838 application for license George Ann Carpenter, New History
Christiansburg Tavern Tavern John W. Kyle and John R. Beckely 1840 04Sep1840 application for license George Ann Carpenter, New History
Christiansburg General Store Merchant J. W. Demaree 1882 north of Six Mile Creek 1882 Atlas
Christiansburg General Store Merchant J. F. and A. J. Wilcoxon 1882 Hinesville at Railroad 1882 Atlas
Christiansburg General Store Salesman James L. Rockwell 1920 Census
Christiansburg on L&N RR 8 mi N of Shelbyville 150 General Store Merchant L.W. Demaree 1895 Hawes
Christiansburg General Store Merchant Rainbo & Venable 1895 Hawes
Christiansburg Grocery Grocer Mrs. M. A. Thomas 1895 Hawes
Christiansburg General Store Merchant J. F. Wilcoxen 1895 and Confectionery Hawes
Christiansburg Town General Store Merchant Jesse Baker 1920 Census
Christiansburg Town Grocery Merchant George Shipman 1920 north of Six Mile Creek Census
Christiansburg Town Grocery Clerk Robert Graves 1920 Census
Clay Village Town Tavern Tavern Tyler Elliot and Robert Saunders 1837 20Jul1837 application for license;  12Aug1839 application from Tyler Elliot and C. Saunders George Ann Carpenter, New History
Clay Village Town Tavern Tavern Altert Saunders and Robert Saunders 1838 12Nov1838 application for license; also 11Nov1839 George Ann Carpenter, New History
Clay Village Town Tavern Tavern Peter Minor and Jefferson T. Doss 1942 12Dec1842 application for license; 1844 applied for a license in Shelbyville George Ann Carpenter, New History
Clay Village Saw Mill Saw Mills Robert Carlton 1870 1870 Manufacturing Census
Clay Village Jeptha Creek Steam Saw Mill Saw Mills Clark & Moore 1880 1880 Manufacturing Census
Clay Village Peytona General Store Merchant D. W. Burnett 1882 Dealer in Staple Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, Tinware, Notions, etc., etc. 1882 Atlas
Clay Village Sewing Machine Agent R. T. Baker 1882 1882 Atlas
Clay Village Town General Store Merchant A. Mitchell 1920 Census
Clay Village 6 mi E of Shelbyville 300 Grocery Grocer John Fulton 1895 Hawes
Clay Village Notions Merchant Miss F. C. Malone 1895 Hawes
Clay Village Bagdad-Waddy Pike General Hauling Teamster R.E. Hansbrough 1920 Census
Clay Village State Pike Truck Line Transfer Man Elmo Hankins 1920 Census
Clay Village State Pike Grocery Merchant Morris Clark 1920 Census
Clay Village State Pike Farm Implements Salesman Raymond Sleadd 1920 Census
Clay Village Truck Line Teamster Alexander Ray 1920 Census
Clay Village Hemp Ridge Rd Grocery Merchant William Pigg 1920 Census
Cropper General Store Merchant J. W. Demaree & Bro 1882 Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Hardware, Agricultural Implements, Paints, Oils, Putty, Glass, Coal Oil, Pure Spices, Druggists’ Groceries, Patent Medicines, etc. Our stock of Ladies Dress Goods, Cassimeres, etc., is complete and will be sold very low. Also dealer in live stock. 1882 Atlas
Cropper on L&N RR 10 mi N of Shelbyville 275 Coal Supply Dealer R. T. Burnett 1895 RR Agent and Postmaster Hawes
Cropper Meat Market Butcher R. L. McDade 1895 Hawes
Cropper Meat Market Butcher Stivers & Rinker 1895 Hawes
Cropper General Store Merchant Voiers & Perry 1895 Hawes
Cropper Deposit Bank Bank The Cropper Bank 1905 Ben Allen Thomas II, president; bank failed in 1921 when cashier absconded with much of the bank’s funds. Thomas had to put up twice his investment in indemnity. William E. Matthews, New History
Cropper General Merchandise Salesman John T. Miles 1920 Census
Cropper Railroad Ave Farm Implements Merchant William McCann 1920 Census
Cropper Railroad Ave General Merchandise Merchant Robert Perry 1920 Census
Cropper Railroad Ave General Merchandise Merchant Albert C. Thomas 1920 Census
Cropper Railroad Ave Transfer Line Driver Alonzo D. Mitchell 1920 Census
Cropper Railroad Ave General Merchandise Salesman George W. Smith 1920 Census
Cropper Pleasureville Rd General Merchandise Salesman Ollie Brown 1920 Census
Cropper Pleasureville Rd General Merchandise Dealer Gayle B. Thomas 1920 Census
Cropper Elmburg Road General Merchandise Dealer Theodore L. Jackson 1920 Jackson’s store replaced an earlier store from 1914-1919; T. L. Jackson returned from running a store at Lockport. Partner was J. B. Smith. Called the Smith and Jackson General Merchandise store. Smith died and in the mid 1940s became the T. L. Jackson General Merchandise and ran until 1972. Purchased wholesale from the Carter Dry Goods Store in Louisville. Census; Mary Thomas Johnson, New History
Cropper Pleasureville Rd Goodrich’s Store Bookkeeper Warren Banta 1920 Census
Cropper Pleasureville Rd Tab Co Bookkeeper Victor Douthitt 1920 Census
Cropper Grist Mill Meal and Feed O. B. Montford 1929 one white employee Charles d. Hockensmith, New History
Figg Pleasureville Rd Dry Goods Store Salesman Ella Massie 1920 Census
Finchville LaMasters Pct. General Store Merchant S. O Mitchell 1882 born Fayette Co, came to Shelby Co in 1873 1882 Atlas
Finchville 8 mi from Shelbyville General Store Merchant E. C. Figg 1895 Hawes
Finchville on L&N RR 7.5 mi S of Shelbyville 50 General Store Merchant Cain & Co 1895 Hawes
Finchville General Store Merchant W. H. Veech 1895 Hawes
Finchville Brick Bldg adjacent to Robertson’s Country Hams Deposit Bank Bank The Bank of Finchville until 1931 when accounts acquired by The Deposit Bank of Shelbyville 1904 In 1931 bank president was Gustavous T. Duvall, W. C. Winlock the cashier. The Depost Bank of Shelbyville also failed during the Depression when Otho Vardaman embezzled the funds and went to prison but the funds were never recovered. William E. Matthews, New History
Finchville Shelbyville/Taylorsville General Merchandise Merchant Henry Hedden, then Albert Riester 1909 Albert Riester bought store from Henry Hedden in 1923; His daughter Alberta Riester Yancey and her brother Leo Riester helped with the store. Paul Riester ran a milk route but returned to store when Leo retired. Store sold in 1968 to Herbert Travis, then the Slaughter family. 1920 Census; New History
Finchville Shelbyville/Taylorsville General Store Salesman Ethel Hounton 1920 Census
Finchville Shelbyville/Taylorsville Hauling Truck Driver Steve Hounton 1920 Census
Finchville Shelbyville/Taylorsville Hauling Truck Driver Ray Hounton 1920 Census
Finchville Shelbyville/Taylorsville Hauling Truck Driver Warren Hounton 1920 Census
Finchville Shelbyville/Taylorsville Dressmaker Dressmaker Laura Ballard 1920 Census
Finchville Shelbyville/Taylorsville General Merchandise Merchant Lou Hedden 1920 Census
Finchville Shelbyville/Taylorsville Farm Implements Merchant B. W. Whitaker 1920 Census
Finchville Shelbyville/Taylorsville General Merchandise Merchant Fred Robertson 1920 Census
Finchville Shelbyville/Taylorsville Grain Dealer Merchant F. D. Robertson 1920 Census
Flag Fork Jacksonville Pct General Store Merchant A. A. Bailey 1882 born in Franklin Co, to Shelby Co in 1864 1882 Atlas
Graefensburg Hardinsville Tavern Tavern James Hackley and William Bullard 1837 13Nov1837 application for license; Richard Pemberton and William Bullard applied for license 12Nov1838; Richard Pemberton and Calvin Saunders in 09Dec1839 and 10Jan1842. George Ann Carpenter, New History
Graefensburg Hardinsville Pct Combined Saw & Grist Mill Saw and Grist Mill B. M. Campton 1870 1870 Manufacturing Census
Graefensburg Grist Mill Flouring Mills James F. Sorts 1876 1880 Manufacturing Census
Graefensburg Water Grist Mill Flouring Mills R. M. Riggs 1870 1880 Manufacturing Census
Graefensburg General Store Merchant R. H. Wilmot 1882 came into area in 1866: Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Tinware, Queensware, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Notions, etc, and a general stock at lowest prices for cash or produce 1882 Atlas
Graefensburg Grist Mill Flouring Mills R.M. Wiggs 1890s Charles d. Hockensmith, New History
Graefensburg 12 mi from Shelbyville, 8 mi from Frankfort 125 General Store Merchant Leonard Blythe 1895 and Postmaster Hawes
Graefensburg Grocery Grocer A. J. Gibbs 1895 Hawes
Graefensburg Meat Market Butcher H. B. Lowen 1895 Hawes
Graefensburg Goods in County Peddlar Jake Thomas 1920 Census
Graefensburg Hardinsville Pct General Merchandise Merchant Homer W. and James E. Blythe 1920 Census
Graefensburg Hardinsville Pct General Merchandise Merchant Andrew J. and Lucy B. Gibbs 1920 Census
Graefensburg Hardinsville Pct Transfer Line Truck Driver Leonard Gibbs 1920 Owner Census
Graefensburg Hardinsville Pct Transfer Line Truck Driver Della C. Hamilton 1920 Hired hand Census
Graefensburg Hardinsville Pct Transfer Line Truck Driver Sam J. Baugh 1920 Hired hand Census
Harrisonville Connorsville Tavern Tavern Henry B. Landers and Joseph Hackworth 1837 13Nov1837 application for license George Ann Carpenter, New History
Harrisonville Tavern Tavern Robert R. Baker and James Harrison 1843 11Sep1843 application for license George Ann Carpenter, New History
Harrisonville Saw Mill Saw Mills Lewis N. Bellefonte 1880 Also the Carpenter Brothers 1880 Manufacturing Census
Harrisonville Steam Grist Mill Flouring Mills B. A. Sampson, S. N. Bellefonte 1880s skilled workers $2/day, unskilled 75 cents/day 1880 Manufacturing Census
Harrisonville General Store Merchant Stone & Sampson 1882 Dry Goods, Groceries, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes, Queensware, Tinware, Notions and Fancy Goods, and a large variety of articles usually found in a first class country store. And Stock Trader —  J. J. Sampson and William S Stone.Stone was born in Nelson Co and came to Shelby Co in 1845 1882 Atlas
Harrisonville General Store Merchant Burnett & Easley 1882 Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Queensware, Tinware, Notions, Fancy Goods found in a first class country store. 1882 Atlas
Harrisonville Grist Mill Flouring Mills Squire Brown 1890s Charles d. Hockensmith, New History
Harrisonville 13 mi SE of Shelbyville, 5 mi from Waddy 115 Undertaker Undertaker J. W. Catlett 1895 Hawes
Harrisonville Hardinsville Pct Transfer Line Truck Driver Jesse B. Roberts 1920 Census
Harrisonville
Harrisonville Town Grocery Grocer Harvey H. Elder 1920 Census
Harrisonville Town Dry Goods Store Merchant James J. Wyatt 1920 Census
Harrisonville Town Undertaker Undertaker John Catlett 1920 Census
Harrisonville Town Transit Hauling Truck Driver Francis J. Elder 1920 Census
Hatton General Store Merchant Stone & Reddish 1895 Hawes
Hatton on L&N RR 10 mi E of Shelbyville 25 Grocery Grocer A. M. Allen 1895 Hawes
Jacksonville Grist Mill Flouring Mills Gale Mill 1870 1870 Manufacturing Census
Jacksonville Saw Mill Saw Mills 1870 Tilman Johnson and David Shuck 1870 Manufacturing Census
Jacksonville (listed as Bagdad) Jacksonville Pct General Store Merchant T D. Kesler 1882 Merchant, Miller, Trader, Farmer — born in FranklinCo, to Shelby Co in 1864 1882 Atlas
Jacksonville Frankfort-New Castle Rd Grocery Salesman C. R. Fortner 1920 Census
Jacksonville Frankfort-New Castle Rd Grocery Saleswoman Sallie Johnson 1920 Census
Mt. Eden Southville Pct. Undertaker Undertaker C. G. Freeman 1882 Dealer in all kinds of Furniture. Keeps on hand at all times a full supply of burial cases. Office and warerooms at Mt. Eden, Ky 1882 Atlas
Mt. Eden Southville Pct. General Store Merchant Maranda Hedden 1882 1882 Atlas
Mt. Eden General Store Merchant Roberts & Wright 1895 Hawes
Mt. Eden 12 mi S of Shelbyville in SPENCER Co 250 General Store Merchant Ash & Co 1895 Hawes
Mt. Eden Undertaker Undertaker C. J. Freeman 1895 Hawes
Mt. Eden General Store Merchant W. J. Hardesty 1895 Hawes
Mt. Eden Dressmaker Dressmaker Mattie J. Heady 1920 Census
Mt. Eden Mt. Eden Pike Dry Goods Store Merchant M. Morton Thomas 1920 Census
Mt. Eden Shelby Street General Store Merchant Leonard D. Hardisty 1920 also Shebourne Hardisty, L. R. Hardisty Census
Mt. Eden center of Mt. Eden General Store Merchant Hallie Watts 1928 Employees lived in Harrisonville and walked over to Mt. Eden. Watts ran a market truck through the country roads. James Hardesty ran cream and egg testing station in the basement. Later owners were Dove Temple, Gratch Brown, Marvin Hardesty, John and Joann Bain, operators Richard and Jaylayne Watson. Store burned in 2002. Joann Bain, New History
Scott Station General Store Merchant S. R. Hawser 1895 Hawes
Scott Station on L&N RR 4.5 mi W of Shelbyville 50 General Store Merchant J. M. Crary 1895 Hawes
Scott Station General Store Merchant Eugene and Lula Sewell 1923 Small building in front of their house lot, dry goods and grocery staples, kerosene. Help from Lula Moore, Mrs. James Heady, Lillian Wood, Les and Mary Frances Sewell Bailey. Ran until 1974. Mary Frances Sewell Bailey, New History
Shelby County Grist Mill Mill William Helm 1793 Guist Creek just N of 3-mile bridge on US 60. A moth later Robert Tyler constructed a grist mill one mile upstream Geo. Willis and Edward D. Shinnick, Charles D. Hockensmith, New History
Shelby County Grist Mill Mill Benjamin Logan etc. 1793 to 1796 Benjamin Logan on Bullskin Creek, Col. Whitaker s of Shelbyville; Elijah Carr on Mulberry Creek; Samuel Shannon near Shelbyville Water works; Moses Hall who transferred his ownership to his son David Stevenson Hall. Geo. Willis and Edward D. Shinnick, Charles D. Hockensmith, New History
Shelby County Head of Clear Creek on road going to Henry Co Tavern and Inn Tavern Abraham Reece 1798 in March 1806 Jack Davitt received permission to continue the tavern in the place Reece had kept. George Ann Carpenter, New History
Shelby County Grist Mill Mill Richard Taylor 1799 Brashears Creek Geo. Willis and Edward D. Shinnick, Charles D. Hockensmith, New History
Shelby County n of Jeptha Knob, 5 mi east of Shelbyville Tavern and Inn Tavern Adam Middleton 1800 Cross Keys Inn: Between 1800 and 1823 served 10,000 customers; in 1830 sons of Adam Middleton – Adam and Robert –  added an L extensionto Cross Keys Inn; It was in the family until 1919 when it was sold to Joe “Buck Headen”; the banks took over in 1930; a consortium bought land packets in August 1930; Virginia and Estes Snider got the inn and water rights and 16 acres near the inn; they restored the inn and served fine restaurant food; on 12May1934 a raging fire took the inn. Only the slave quarters remained. Calvin T. Schmidt, New History
Shelby County Tavern Tavern George Smith 1806 Application in April 1806 for his house George Ann Carpenter, New History
Shelby County on Road leading to mouth of the KY River Tavern Tavern Benjamin Roberts 1806 Application in May 1806 George Ann Carpenter, New History
Shelby County Tavern Tavern George Smith 1806 Applied for license in his house  July 1806.
Shelby County 12 miles from Shelbyville on the main road from Shelbyville to Bardstown Tavern Tavern William Jewel 1807 Applied for license in May 1807 George Ann Carpenter, New History
Shelby County Tavern Tavern John Shannon 1809 Applied for license in August 1809 George Ann Carpenter, New History
Shelby County Zaring Mill Road near Clear Creek Bridge Water Grist Mill Flouring Mills Alfred Zaring 1820 Operated until 1874 when Alfred Zaring built a steam mill on North Seventh Street in Shelbyville, then sold it to J. D. Guthrie who operated it as Guthrie Bros. then sold at public auction in 1904 to Samuel Monroe Long. Betty Matthews and Charles B. Long Sr., New History
Shelby County Clay Street Steam Grist Mill Flouring Mills Alfred Zaring and T. B. Caldwell 1840-1904 Charles d. Hockensmith, New History
Shelby County Branch Bank Deposit Bank William Bullock, pres. 1850 1,000 shares of stock to Shelby Co. citizens, directors: Mark Hardin, B. F. Dupuy (160 share), John Newland +50 shares, Jacob Castleman, George Waller, Isaac Watkins +50 shares, John Willett, James Moore. John Gwathney +50 shares, Steele & Luckett +50 shares. Geo. Willis and William E. Matthews
Shelby County Mt. Eden Pike Grist Mill Flouring Mills Backbone Mill 1850 R. D. Waters 1850 Manufacturing Census
Shelby County Jeptha Creek Grist Mill Flouring Mills 1850 John Carson, Robert Baird, Logan Brown 1850 Manufacturing Census
Shelby County Clay Street, Shelbyville Grist Mill Flouring Mills 1850 T. B. Caldwell 1850 Manufacturing Census
Shelby County Miscellaneous Creeks Grist Mill Flouring Mills 1850 L. Seamon, J. W. Bung, T. Cardin, A. R. Johnson, A. R. Zaring 1850 Manufacturing Census
Shelby County Miscellaneous Creeks Saw Mill Saw and Grist Mill 1850 R. D. Waters,  J. Stone Charles d. Hockensmith, New History
Shelby County Miscellaneous Creeks Steam Saw Mill Saw Mills 1850 John Hopkins, Richard Gormy Charles d. Hockensmith, New History
Shelby County Miscellaneous Creeks Saw Mill Saw Mills 1850 C. Clankers, A. Shannon, G. Williams, J. Wilson, D. C. Hagerman, T. Gamsat, T. Moore, A. R. Johnson Charles d. Hockensmith, New History
Shelby County Miscellaneous Creeks Grist Mill Flouring Mills 1860 J. W. and William Sloan, and Alfred Harrington Charles d. Hockensmith, New History
Shelby County Miscellaneous Creeks Steam Combined Mills Saw and Grist Mill 1860 L. J. Matthews, J. W. & W. Logan, L. Beatty 1860 Manufacturing Census
Shelby County Harrington Mill Road Steam Combined Mills Saw and Grist Mill Alfred Harrington & Barringer 1870 New $3,200 investment Charles d. Hockensmith, New History
Shelby County Miscellaneous Creeks Steam Combined Mills Saw and Grist Mill 1870 Johnson & Shannon, W. F. Maddox, Thomas and Garland Wittering, Ruben F. Fields, William Sloan 1870 Manufacturing Census
Shelby County Miscellaneous Creeks Grist Mill Flouring Mills 1870 J. W. Zaring, Thomas B. Tacker, Alfred Harrington, Bell and Company, Logan and Company, Henry R. Johnson, Johnson and Shauman, W. F. Maddle, John D. McDaniel, C. M. Sampson Charles d. Hockensmith, New History
Shelby County Miscellaneous Creeks Steam Saw Mill Saw Mills 1880 William & Beckmill, S. L. Sanders 1880 Manufacturing Census
Shelby County Bullskin Creek Steam Saw Mill Saw Mills Benjamin Logan 1880 1880 Manufacturing Census
Shelby County Fox Run Creek Steam Saw Mill Saw Mills Joseph Sansly 1880 1880 Manufacturing Census
Shelby County Guist Creek Water Grist Mill Flouring Mills N. D. Scearce, Rogers & Russell 1880s Scearce paid $100 in wages, Rogers & Russell earned income of $25,000 a year. Charles d. Hockensmith, New History
Shelby County Roller Grist Mill Flouring Mills Climax Roller Mills 1929 One of only 3 mills still operating in Shelby County; Climax employed 10 white and 2 colored employees. Charles d. Hockensmith, New History
Shelby County Fox Run Rd to 1946 then Second & Main in Shelbyville Dairy Dairy Clarence Green & Sons 1940 Opened milk-processing plant in Shelbyville in 1946 at Main & Second Streets. Made cheese until 1965 when Cudahay Inc. moved to Harrodsburg. Roger Green, New History
Shelbyville Main Street, Lot 26, next to and west of courthouse, known as McGrath Block, J. H. Hartofrd and A. Hollenback’s lots. Tavern and Inn Tavern John Felty 1793 deed 21May1793 from William Shannon, established a tavern there; in July 1794 William Shannon and John Felty argued and threw a stone and a dirk respectively. Both died of their wounds. George Ann Carpenter, New History
Shelbyville Tavern and Inn Tavern Isaac Watkins 1800 Watkins Inn from 1800-1820 J. Winston Coleman State Coach Days in the Bluegrass
Shelbyville Newspaper Newspaper The Republican Register 1804 Mentioned in “Littell’s Laws” Sally B. Roach Nicol, New History
Shelbyville Tavern Tavern Daniel McClelland 1805 Applied for license in October 1805, May 1808, and with G. Leonard George in McClelland’s house in July 1809 and with Abraham Smith in December 1809..
Shelbyville Road from Frankfort to Middletown Tavern Tavern John Booth 1806 August 1806 application for tavern license. George Ann Carpenter, New History
Shelbyville Tavern Tavern Henry Atherton 1807 Applied for license in 1807 and again in 1809 George Ann Carpenter, New History
Shelbyville Tavern Tavern Michael Speck 1807 Applied for license 12Oct1807 George Ann Carpenter, New History
Shelbyville Newspaper Newspaper The Daily Union 1809 Also listed in KY Newspapers in 1880 Sally B. Roach Nicol, New History
Shelbyville Newspaper Newspaper The Shelbyville Kentuckian 1814 Printed full text of treaties with Indian nations Sally B. Roach Nicol, New History
Shelbyville Tavern Tavern William Hardin 1820 Eagle Tavern from 1820 to 1823 J. Winston Coleman State Coach Days in the Bluegrass
Shelbyville Tavern Tavern S. Buckner 1822 Golden Beehive Tavern J. Winston Coleman State Coach Days in the Bluegrass
Shelbyville Tavern and Inn Tavern John S. Robson 1824 Sign of Bee Hive Inn 1824-1826 J. Winston Coleman State Coach Days in the Bluegrass
Shelbyville Tavern Tavern Robert Brenham 1825 Brenham’s Tavern J. Winston Coleman State Coach Days in the Bluegrass
Shelbyville Newspaper Newspaper The Kentucky Advocate 1827 Sally B. Roach Nicol, New History
Shelbyvile Newspaper Newspaper Public Ledger 1830 Sally B. Roach Nicol, New History
Shelbyville Newspaper Newspaper Political Examiner & General Recorder 1832 Sally B. Roach Nicol, New History
Shelbyville Newspaper Newspaper The Baptist Banner 1835 Sally B. Roach Nicol, New History
Shelbyville Newspaper Newspaper The Shelby News 1840 Editors: Morgan Torr and Henri F. Middleton ardent supporters of Henry Clay and the Whig Party; Torr died in 1842 and Middleton continued until 1865 when John T. Hearn purchase it and renamed it The Shelby Sentinel. Sally B. Roach Nicol, New History
Shelbyville Steam Grist Mill Mill Samuel Brittian and John Carver 1840s Gen Superintendent Benjamin Jackman, could grind 30 to 40 bushels of wheat per hour and 50 to 60 bushels of corn per hour. Closed in 1909. Edward D. Shinnick, Charles D. Hockensmith, New History
Shelbyville Tavern Tavern H. S. Hastings 1847 Farmer’s House J. Winston Coleman State Coach Days in the Bluegrass
Shelbyville Tavern Tavern J. S. Murphey 1849 Washington Hall J. Winston Coleman State Coach Days in the Bluegrass
Shelbyville Tavern Tavern Merritt Redding 1852 Redding House J. Winston Coleman State Coach Days in the Bluegrass
Shelbyville Newspaper Newspaper The Shelby Sentinel 1865 John T. Hearn purchased the first The Shelby News Sally B. Roach Nicol, New History
Shelbyville SE Corner of Sixth and Main Sts until 2001. Bank One continued a branch on Boone Station Road. Deposit Bank Bank Josephus H. Wilson, president, then Gordon Logan, J. C. Beckham, Matthews Hall, Richard Randolph, Jack Frazier, Ruby Stivers Conn, Bob Rigney, Bob Taylor. 1869 Chartered as Bank of Ashland in 1856; Bank of Shelbyville in 1869, Liberty National Bank of Louisville ion 1988, Bank One of Indianapolis in 1994; Bank One acquired by J.P. Chase Morgan. William E. Matthews, New History
Shelbyville Newspaper Newspaper The Shelby Courant 1870 Emmett Logan editor until 1877; Logan then went on to become editor of The Louisville Times. Sally B. Roach Nicol, New History
Shelbyville NW Corner of Sixth and Main for 115 years. Deposit Bank Bank Farmers & Traders Bank, remodeled 1943, new vault 1949; purchased The Cleveland Barber Shop and Mose Ruben Dry Goods Store in 1956 and Alice Hollenbach home the former Maidie’s Dress Shop, merged with Citizens Union Bank in August 1986. 1871 Incorporated 20Mar1871; presidents – J. L.Caldwell, John A. Middleton, W. T. Beckham, R. A. Campbell, Charles F. Beard, William A. Scearce, Coleman Wright, Elmo Head, J. L. Coots, Charles F. Clifton. Original Directors-J. D. Beard, George Smith, William Waddy, J. T. Ballard, J. W. Downs, J. P. Foree, W.A. Jones, Thomas Hansbrough, George A. and J. M. McGrath; directors in 1901 – John A. Middleton, W. S. Thomas, John Boswell, John A. Thomas, W. T. Wallace, Charles S. Weakley, W. T. Beckham, Emmett Harbison. William E. Matthews, New History
Shelbyville Clear Creek Steam Grist Mill Flouring Mills W. A.R. Logan 1880s largest mill in Shelby Co; 18 hr days May to Nov, 12 hr days Nov to May; skilled workers $1.80/day, others 86 cents/day. 10,000 pds wheat flour and 540,000 pds corn meal, and 730,000 pds of feed Charles d. Hockensmith, New History
Shelbyville Water Saw Mill Saw Mills Nathaniel Scearce 1880 1880 Manufacturing Census
Shelbyville Steam Grist Mill Flouring Mills James Zaring 1880s 7 male employees, 12 hrs a day, 6 days/wk. Skilled workers $2.53 a day, others 60 cents per day. 1880 Manufacturing Census
Shelbyville Newspaper Newspaper The Shelby Sentinel 1886 Alf E. Ellis  editor sold to M.T. Carpenter and John C. Cooper, Mr. Kinkle replaced Carpenter and owned the newspaper in 1886. John Corzine was foreman and associate editor until 1886 he started The Shelby News. Sally B. Roach Nicol, New History
Shelbyville Newspaper Newspaper The Shelby Times 1886 Fletcher Poynter and Charlie Harwood Sally B. Roach Nicol, New History
Shelbyville Newspaper Newspaper The Republican 1886 John P. Cozine shut it down after little support; then started The Shelby News in 1886 Sally B. Roach Nicol, New History
Shelbyville Newspaper Newspaper The Shelby News 1886 John P. Cozine quit The Shelby Sentinel to start The Shelby News and they competed for the next 100 years. Sally B. Roach Nicol, New History
Shelbyville Main Street Trust Company then in 1911 opened Savings and Commercial business Bank Shelby County Trust Company to 1911 when changed to Shelby County Trust & Banking Company. Acquired Citizens Bank of Waddy in 1955. Opened several branches. Merged into Commonwealth Bank & Trust in 2002 but retained its charter. 1887 President – J. A. Weakley, P. J. Foree, J. C. Beckham, C. S. Weakley. Founding directors – G. W. Logan, R. A. Smith, J. A. Weakley, Charles Kinkel, W. J. Thomas, J. C. Beckham, Shelby Vannata, John A. Middleton. Cashiers – A. C. Long, J. E. Hoodenpyle, Lloyd Pollard (1930-1961 when became president). Presidents from 1918 to 1981 – W. J. Thomas, E. B. Beard, A. C. Long, Dr. W. P. Hughes, Robert E. Matthews, Lloyd Pollard, Ben G. Matthews. Darrell Wells purchased majority interest in 1981, then Jack Raglan, Payton Wells, John Brenzel as directors, CEO Perry Day, president Bobby Hudson then Pat Sullivan. William E. Matthews, New History
Shelbyville 527 Main Street until 1973 when moved to 827  Street until 1996. Citizens Bank became Citizens Union Bank; merged with Bank of Simpsonville in 1970. Bank Charles E. Kinkle, president, J. C. Burnett first clerk. 1888 Successive presidents: James Guthrie, P. J. Foree, W. H. Tipton, Charles A. Randolph, Stewart McBrayer, Middleton Phillips, John S. Mathis, and Billie Wade.
Shelbyville Main Street betw. 5th and 6th Clothing Store Merchant Caldwell Bros 1882 Dealers in Fine Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Gent’s Furnishing Goods, Trunks, Valises, etc. Fine Carpets a specialty. Fine Clothing to order. 1882 Atlas
Shelbyville Clothing Store Merchant Cowerd, Griffith & Co 1882 Clothiers. Dealers in Clothing, Shoirts, Collars, Cuffs, Underwear, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes and Overshoes, etc. A splendid stock of Gent’s Furnishing Goods and Jewelry. 1882 Atlas
Shelbyville Coal Supply Dealer John P. Allen Jr. 1882 Coal dealer, Pittsburgh, Kentucky, Lump, Nut and Black coal for sale. Newly erected sheds and Coal kept Dry and Clean. 1882 Atlas
Shelbyville Coal Supply Dealer George W. Head 1882 Dealer in Coal of all kinds at lowest market prices. Orders solicited and will receive prompt attention. 1882 Atlas
Shelbyville Grocery Grocer Caldwell & Burnett 1882 Wholesale and retail Dealers in Staple and Fancy Groceries, Crockery, Glass and Queensware, Wood and willoware, Nails and Hardware, Farm Wagons, Implements and Machinery. The best prices paid for farm produce. 1882 Atlas
Shelbyville General Store Merchant Schooler & Frederick 1882 J. E. Schooler, LI. S. Frederick – Dealers in Groceries, Hardware, Agricultural Implements, etc. Agents for Studebaker Wagons, Champion Machines, Columbus Buggies and Oliver Chilled Plows. All bills due January and July 1st. Implements and Seeds cash. 1882 Atlas
Shelbyville Main Street near Bank General Store Merchant J. V. Boyd & Son 1882 Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, hardware, Produce etc. Highest market price paid for Country Produce and Hides. Field seeds a specialty. 1882 Atlas
Shelbyville Main Street General Store Merchant Peter Crapster & Co 1882 Dealers in Staple and Fancy Groceries, Bookseller, Stationery and News Agents. Dealer in Blank and Miscellaneous Books, Sheet Music, fine stationery. Cigars, Tobacco, etc. 1882 Atlas
Shelbyville Flour Mill Merchant G. W. Logan 1882 Merchant Miller 1882 Atlas
Shelbyville Drug Store Druggist J. M. Owen & Son 1882 1882 Atlas
Shelbyville Stationery Merchant H. F. Sayles 1882 and Job Printer 1882 Atlas
Shelbyville Grist Mill Flouring Mills J. D. Guthrie’s Sons Charles d. Hockensmith, New History
Shelbyville South side of Main Street just East of Clear Creek across from the Gas Plant Ice Supply Glacier Ice Company 1891 Later became The Shelbyville Ice Company Cleveland-Matthews; 1892 Sanborn
Shelbyville 7th Street north of College and L&N Tracks just NW of the L&N Depot Grist Mill Climax Mills & Gain Elevators J.D. Guthrie’s Sons 1892 Charles d. Hockensmith; Cleveland-Matthews; 1892 Sanborn
Shelbyville Main Street betw. 4th and 5th going through to Washington Livery Stables Commercial Horses and Buggies Brown & Beard Livery Stables 1886 Still shows on the 1916 Sanborn Fire Map 1886 Sanborn
Shelbyville East Main Street on the South East side of Clear Creek Bridge across the creek from Glacier Ice Co and the Gas Plant Grist Mill Flouring Mills 1890s Banner Roller Mills Charles d. Hockensmith, New History; Cleveland-Matthews; 1892 Sanborn
Shelbyville General Store Merchant J. H. Morris 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville on L&N and So Ry 31 mi from Louisville 3,500 Meat Market Butcher Jacob Abraham 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Grocery Grocer Washington Adams 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Coal Supply Dealer John P. Allen 1895 also Lime, etc Hawes
Shelbyville Agricultural Implements Merchant Leslie Arnett 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Clothing Store Merchant Ash & Hedden 1895 William C. Ash, Samuel C. Hedden Hawes
Shelbyville Millinery Milliner Mrs. Margaret Ballou 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Fish, Oysters Merchant Jacob Becker & Son 1895 Fish, Oysters and Vegetables, Cash Paid for Hides, etc — Jacob and Jacob L. Becker Hawes
Shelbyville Liquor Store Merchant Bemiss & Thompson 1895 Fine Wines, Liquor, & Cigars — John Bemiss, James W. Thompson Hawes
Shelbyville Dry Goods Store Merchant E. Bennheim 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Meat Market Butcher E. C. & J. B. Blumer 1895 Edward C. and J. Baker Blumer Hawes
Shelbyville Dressmaker Dressmaker Mrs. Katie A. Blumer 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Stoves Merchant Bowland & Heaton 1895 Theodore R. Bowland, John s. Heaton Hawes
Shelbyville Jewelry Store Jeweler James W. Brown 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Sewing Machines Merchant Robert M. Brown 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Grocery Grocer John Bruce 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Transportation City Transfer Bryants Baggage & City Transfer 1895 John H. Bryant Agent So Ry Hawes
Shelbyville Clothing Store Tailor William Buckstruck 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Clothing Store Merchant Caldwell & Long 1895 Benjamin B. Caldwell, Campbell Long Hawes
Shelbyville Stoves Merchant John M. Casey 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Shoe Store Merchant L. Chowning & Con 1895 and Gents Furnishings — Louis and Alfred E. Chowning Hawes
Shelbyville Jewelry Store Jeweler Richard H. Clark 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Florist Merchant Maijoire L. Diebourg 1895 and Grocer Hawes
Shelbyville Poultry Supplier Mrs. Milton Elliston 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Dry Goods Store Merchant Bernard Engle 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Grocery Grocer Robert L. Ethington 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Wall Paper Store Merchant Finnell & Mathews 1895 Howard T. Finnell, Charles Mathews Hawes
Shelbyville Transportation Baggage & Transfer John L. Floyd 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville General Store Merchant Fullenwider & Glass 1895 Chalmers E. Fullenwider, James V. Glass Hawes
Shelbyville Poultry Supplier Mrs. M. M. Gibson 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Ice Supply Dealer Glacier Ice Co 1895 R. A. Smith, pres, John I. Logan, sec-treas Hawes
Shelbyville Jewelry Store Jeweler Max Greener 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Drug Store Druggist Charles C. Hall 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Florist Merchant Edward P. Hall 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Undertaker Funeral Director Henry Hall & Co 1895 also Furniture Dealers — Henry Hall, Esther Temple Society Hawes
Shelbyville Coal Supply Dealer Hall & Stewart 1895 Coal, Lumber, etc. — William H. Hall, James S. Stewart Hawes
Shelbyville Coal Supply Dealer Marion H. Harbison 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Dressmaker Dressmaker Miss Mary Harris 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Confectionery Merchant John T. Hastings 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Dressmaker Dressmaker Misses M. F. and M.E. Hedges 1895 Maria F. and Mary E. Hedges Hawes
Shelbyville Millinery Milliner Mrs. Bertha Hilbroner 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Bakery Baker Albert Hellenbach 1895 Baker, Restaurant, Confectionery, Fine Cigars and Tobacco Hawes
Shelbyville Dressmaker Dressmaker Mrs. Ella Howerton 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Dressmaker Dressmaker Miss Sue C. Jenkins 1895 Perfect fit guaranteed Hawes
Shelbyville Confectionery Merchant Mrs. W. H. Jesse 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Books Merchant Sidney S. Kirk 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Dressmaker Dressmaker Mrs. Emma Long 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Shoe Store Shoemaker Ferdinand Luthin 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Liquor Store Merchant McGrath & Bottom 1895 Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars — Thomas A. McGrath, william A. Bottom Hawes
Shelbyville Dressmaker Dressmaker Mrs. Elizabeth Mead 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Drug Store Merchant George N. Middleton 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Dry Goods Store Merchant J. A. Middleton & Son 1895 John A. and James F. Middleton Hawes
Shelbyville Grocery Grocer Lilburn Miller 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Millinery Milliner Mrs. Mary O. Moore 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville General Store Huckster William S. Morgan 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Dressmaker Dressmaker Misses S. J. and K. J. Morris 1895 S. Janie and Kate J. Morris Hawes
Shelbyville Dressmaker Dressmaker Miss Mollie O’Brien 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Shoe Store Shoemaker Patrick O’Connor 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Grocery Grocer Morris Oestricher 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Clothing Store Tailor Daniel O’Sullivan 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Clothing Store Merchant Tailor Michael O’Sullivan 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Drug Store Druggist J. M. Owen & Son 1895 William M. Owen, Lemuel G. Smith, Mrs. Mary G. Moore, Miss Emmas M. Owen Hawes
Shelbyville Grocery Grocer Benjamin Payne 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville General Store Merchant Pemberton & Campbell 1895 John H. Pemberton, Robert A. Campbell Hawes
Shelbyville General Store Merchant Perry & Sleadd 1895 Millard F. Perry, Edgar Sleadd Hawes
Shelbyville Clothing Store Merchant Tailor William H. Priestley 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Dressmaker Dressmaker Misses A. and M. G. Pulliam 1895 America and Mary C. Pulliam — Fitting Guaranteed by Correct Measurements Hawes
Shelbyville General Store Merchant J. J. Ramey & Bro 1895 Jacob J. and Thomas J. Ramey Hawes
Shelbyville Dressmaker Dressmaker Mrs. N. A. Rose & Daughter 1895 Nancy A. and Daisy Rose Hawes
Shelbyville Clothing Store Merchant A. Rothchild & Son 1895 Clothing, shoes, etc., — Abraham and Edwin Rothchild Hawes
Shelbyville Dry Goods Store Merchant Leopold Samuel 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Dry Goods Store Merchant Charles Schradski 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Undertaker Funeral Director Shannon & Reid 1895 and Furniture Dealers — John S. Shannon, Shannon Reid Hawes
Shelbyville Lumber Store Dealer David N. Sharp 1895 Lumber, Sash, Doors & Blinds Hawes
Shelbyville Farm Implements Merchant Joseph Shipman 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Poultry Supplier Wesley Shipman 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Confectionery Merchant Shipman & Stone 1895 Squire Shipman, thomas E. Stone Hawes
Shelbyville Poultry Supplier L. G. Smith & Co 1895 L. Grant Smith, William H. Owen Hawes
Shelbyville Grocery Grocer J. Henry Sparks 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Grocery Grocer John W. Staples 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Grocery Grocer Richard Steele 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Dry Goods Store Merchant Henry Stern 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Grocery Grocer Mrs. Catherine Sullivan 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Grocery Grocer Louis Talbert 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Grocery Grocer Taylor & Harbison 1895 Dr. John W. Taylor, Samuel B. Harbison Hawes
Shelbyville Coal Supply Dealer Frank M. Utterback 1895 Coal, lime, etc. Hawes
Shelbyville Transportation Transfer Samuel Vance 1895 Hawes
Shelbyville Stoves Merchant D. Wayne & Son 1895 David and Carl R. Wayne Hawes
Shelbyville Laundry Merchant Willson & Davis 1895 Edward R. Willson, William E. Davis Hawes
Shelbyville Southeast Corner of 7th and Main Streets Entertainment Hall Community Entertainment Layson Hall early 1900s William E. Matthews, New History
Shelbyville Grist Mill Flouring Mills Banner Roller Mills 19-Apr-04 George W. A. R. and John I. Logan, Harry M. Logan from 1908. Sold in 1909 to R. L. Prewitt of Perryville burned later the same year.
Shelbyville Shelbyville Road Savings & Loan Bank First Federal Savings & Loan 1905 Chartered in state of Illinois December 1905, name changed to Peoples Mutual Loan Association in January 1906; became First Federal Savings & Loan of Shelbyville in September 1936 with federal charter # 1277. website: History of First Federal Savings & Loan, Shelbyville
Shelbyville Shelbyville Road Savings & Loan Bank Great Financial Federal Savings & Loan 1915 Incorporated in Louisville in 1915, opened branch S&L in Shelbyville, acquired by First Star Bank and then U.S. Bank. The Shelbyville branch manager in 2002 was Ray Weeks. William E. Matthews, New History
Shelbyville Corner 10th and Washington Streets Laundry Laundry Logan’s Laundry 1916 Sanford Fire Maps
Shelbyville Kentucky Street between 10th and 11th Tobacco Warehouse Loose Leaf Tobacco Warehouse Farmer’s Loose Leaf Tobacco Warehouse 1916 Sanford Fire Maps
Shelbyville Kentucky Street between 10th and 11th Tobacco Warehouse Loose Leaf Tobacco Warehouse Globe Loose Leaf Tobacco Warehouse 1916 Sanford Fire Maps
Shelbyville 7th Street north of College and L&N Tracks just NW of the L&N Depot Coal Supply Merchant Hall & Chrowning Coal Yards 1916 Sanford Fire Maps
Shelbyville 7th Street north of College and L&N Tracks just NW of the L&N Depot Wholesale Oil Oil Suppy Standard Oil Company 1916 Sanford Fire Maps
Shelbyville 7th Street north of College and L&N Tracks just NW of the L&N Depot Tobacco Warehouse Loose Leaf Tobacco Warehouse American Tobacco Loose Leaf Warehouse 1916 Sanford Fire Maps
Shelbyville 7th and College Streets Lumber, Paint, & Roofing Merchant Hall & Crume 1916 Sanford Fire Maps
Shelbyville South Side of Main Street & Washington Streets U.S. Government Post Office U.S. Post Office 1916 Sanford Fire Maps
Shelbyville South 6th Street Dry Cleaners Dry Cleaners Rubens Dry Cleaning 1916 Louis Rubens Sanford Fire Maps
Shelbyville South 6th Street Appliance Store Merchant Howser’s Appliance Store 1916 Sanford Fire Maps
Shelbyville 5th Street Hardware Store Merchant Owen & Moore Hardware early 1920s Skating rink on 2nd floor William E. Matthews, New History
Shelbyville 529 Main Street between 5th & 6th Streets Savings & Loan Bank Shelby County Federal Savings & Loan, acquired by The Cumberland Savings & Loan c. 1982 and then by Fifth Third Bank of Western Kentucky c 1998. 1923 D. I  Cooper longtime chief operating officer; Manager under Fifth Third Bank in 2002 was Greg Jackobs and the office manager was Mary Maynard. William E. Matthews, New History
Shelbyville Tenth Street, later Tenth and High Street Grocery Grocer John Martin, Otis Ellis c. 1928 First African-American grocery serving Martinville area of Shelbyville. Alice Edwards and her sister Helen Wheatly and son Otis Ellis who also operated an ice truck. Popular in 1940s had a radio where community gathered to listen to Joe Louis’ fights. Stella K. Lee, New History
Shelbyville North Side of Main in 500 block Chain Grocery Grocer Kroger’s Early 1950s moved to East Main Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets, now St. James Episcopal Church fellowship hall William E. Matthews, New History
Simpsonville Tavern and Inn Tavern Fleming P. Rogers 1792 Old Stone Inn, sold to Isaac Greathouse in 1827, to Philip Johnstone in 1833, to Lindsey W. George and son Capt. Richard George in 1835. George Ann Carpenter, New History
Simpsonville Tavern and Inn Tavern Daniel Johnson and Geroge W. Johnstone 1838 Applied in 1838 and 1843. George Ann Carpenter, New History
Simpsonville Steam Grist Mill Saw and Grist Mill T. B. Caldwell 1852 Advertisement Charles d. Hockensmith, New History
Simpsonville Steam Grist Mill Saw and Grist Mill R. T. Marshall 1860 Settler from Maryland 1860 Manufacturing Census
Simpsonville Steam Grist Mill Saw and Grist Mill L. Beatty 1870 1870 Manufacturing Census
Simpsonville Steam Grist Mill Flouring Mills J.W. Horner 1879 1880 Manufacturing Census
Simpsonville Water Grist Mill Flouring Mills William Hunt 1879 1880 Manufacturing Census
Simpsonville Steam Grist Mill Flouring Mills J. Rogers 1879 1880 Manufacturing Census
Simpsonville Steam Saw Mill Saw Mills John and Charles McDowell 1880 Also Everly Webb, Bohannon & Copper,
Simpsonville General Store Merchant W. B. Montgall 1882 Dealer in Confectioneries, Notions, Staple and Fancy Groceries. Prices reasonable. Give me a call. 1882 Atlas
Simpsonville Dressmaker Dressmaker Mrs. Sallie Zilhart 1895 Hawes
Simpsonville on the L&N RR 8 mi W of Shelbyville 300 General Store Merchant T. M. Burge 1895 Hawes
Simpsonville Drug Store Merchant T. M. Elston 1895 Drugs and Groceries Hawes
Simpsonville Railroad & Express Agent J. A. Hall 1895 Hawes
Simpsonville Coal Supply Dealer Lyons 1895 Hawes
Simpsonville General Store Merchant T. M. Lyons 1895 Hawes
Simpsonville Todd’s Point Rd until 1960 when moved to U.S. 60 and Todd’s Point Road. Bank of Simpsonville, merged with Citizens Bank in 1970 forming Citizens Union Bank. Acquired Farmers & Traders Bank in 1986. Bank Presidents: T. M. Lyons, Leonidas Webb, Middleton Phillips. 1902 Directors: Roy C. Smith, Claud Buckley, L. H. Cooms, T. M. Lyons, C.R. Crosby, S. H. McMakin, Miller Wilhoite. During Civil War guerillas badly damaged building; robbery in 1932 made off with $2,945. William E. Matthews, New History
Simpsonville State Pike General Store Merchant Robert A. McDowell 1908 Groceries, hardware, feed, seed, bottled gas, and post office. Original building burned in 1928, rebuilt the same year on the same site. Herbert S. McDowell joined his father. R. A. died in 1957. Masie Walters McDowell joined her husband until they sold it to Chester and Frances Bemiss who retired in 1985. Now a restaurant. 1920 Census; Bob McDowell, New History
Simpsonville State Pike Grocery Clerk William L. Green 1920 Census
Simpsonville State Pike Dressmaker Dressmaker Viola B. Hatter 1920 Census
Simpsonville State Pike Teamster Driver Vernell Elzy 1920 Black Census
Simpsonville State Pike General Store Merchant Wade C. Lyon 1920 Census
Simpsonville Main Street Drug Store Druggist M. H. Webb 1920 Census
Simpsonville Main Street Railroad & Express Agent Francis L. Webb 1920 brother of M.H. Webb Census
Simpsonville Main Street General Store Salesman James J. Morlan 1920 Census
Simpsonville Main Street Dressmaker Dressmaker Martha A. Morlan 1920 Census
Simpsonville Main Street Hauling Truck Driver Gordon C. Mullins 1920 Census
Simpsonville Main Street Hauling Truck Driver James T. J. McMurry 1920 Census
Simpsonville State Pike Clothing Store Dressmaker Fannie Elston 1920 Census
Simpsonville State Pike Hauling Teamster Henry C. Jones 1920 Census
Simpsonville State Pike Music Store Salesman Cola Smith 1920 Census
Simpsonville Antioch Pike General Merchandise Salesman Susie Herrick 1920 Herrick Store built across from Simpsonville Christian Church burned in 1930s. W. A. Herrick rebuilt where Abbott Realty Co building is now (2002). Census; Ermin McKay Herrick, New History
Simpsonville Simpsonville-Finchville Road General Merchandise Merchant Roger D. Sleadd 1920 Census
Simpsonville Simpsonville-Finchville Road General Merchandise Merchant Eliavander Roberts 1920 Census
Simpsonville Todd’s Point Rd General Merchandise Merchant Walton and Edith Buckman 1933 Purchased wholesale from Louisville. Mike Morgan long time employee. Morgan and Buck Buckman served in WWII while Edith kept the store going until moved to Utah where husband stationed. Store reopened in 1945. Buckman was postmaster at Simpsonville from 1953-1961. Finally the Post Office took over the entire store. Sarah Ann Buckman Carpenter in New History
Southville Flour, Feed, Lumber Merchant J. M. Carriss 1882 Proprietor of Flour and Feed Mill, hews all kinds of Lumber. Will grind corn at all time to accommodate his customers. Mill at Southville. 1882 Atlas
Southville 8 mi from Shelbyville General Store Merchant Burnett & McGaughey 1895 Hawes
Southville General Store Merchant J. W. Snider 1895 Hawes
Southville Taylorsville Road General Store Merchant James T. Ratcliff 1920 Census
Southville Taylorsville Road General Store Truck Driver Royce T. Ratcliff 1920 Census
Southville Taylorsville Road General Store Clerk Roy D. Ratcliff 1920 Census
Todd’s Point Steam Grist Mill Flouring Mills J. S. Beatty 1879 1880 Manufacturing Census
Todd’s Point Drug Store Merchant M. H. Webb & Co 1895 Drugs and Groceries Hawes
Todd’s Point General Store Merchant M. P. Cinnamon 1882 and Post Office 1882 Atlas
Todd’s Point 11 mi NW Shelbyville, 6 N of Simpsonville 35 General Store Merchant J. H. Waugh 1895 Hawes
Veechdale General Store Merchant J. R. Cooper 1920 Census
Veechdale on So Ry 8 mi from Shelbyville 25 General Store Merchant Walter Hughes 1895 Hawes
Waddy Railroad & Express Agent C. L. Watson 1895 Hawes
Waddy on L&N RR 10 mi from Shelbyville 250 Railroad & Express Agent C. P. Clark 1895 Hawes
Waddy Lime & Cement Dealer C. E. Gibbs 1895 Hawes
Waddy General Store Merchant J. M. Hammonds 1895 Hawes
Waddy Millinery Milliner Mrs. Nannie Jones 1895 Hawes
Waddy Drug Store Merchant Morgan & McClain 1895 Drugs and Groceries Hawes
Waddy Grocery Grocer A. J. Rodgers 1895 Hawes
Waddy Shoe Store Shoemaker J. Sears 1895 Hawes
Waddy Meat Market Butcher Shouse & Gowens 1895 Hawes
Waddy Coal Supply Dealer T. M. Waddy 1895 Hawes
Waddy Deposit Bank Bank Bank of Waddy, then in 09Aug1909 became The Citizens Bank of Waddy 1899 Presidents: E. W. McCormack, E..J. Cline; directors – E. B. Beard, E. W. McCormack, Estill J. Cline, G. T. Mahuron, Charles A. McCormack,k W. H. Tipton, H. S. Samples, T. J. Doss, J. J. Paxton. William E. Matthews, New History
Waddy Waddy-Peytona Pk General Store Merchant Gavin Miles 1920 Census
Waddy Hempridge-Waddy Pk General Store Salesman Charlie E. Green 1920 Census
Waddy Waddy Main Pike General Store Merchant Thomas J. Snider 1920 Census
Waddy Waddy Main Pike General Store Merchant Eugene Williams 1920 Census
Waddy Waddy Main Pike General Store Merchant James E. Tinsley 1920 Census
Waddy Waddy Main Pike General Store Merchant John E. Cain 1920 Census
Waddy Waddy Main Pike General Store Saleslady Amanda E. Snider 1920 Census
Waddy Waddy Main Pike Grocery Merchant John T. Kent 1920 Census
Waddy Waddy Main Pike Grocery Saleslady Helen Cline 1920 Census
Waddy Waddy Main Pike Grocery Merchant Albert T. Saunders 1920 Census
Waddy Waddy College St Wholesale Grocery Traveling Salesman Artie S. Hedden 1920 Census
Waddy Waddy College St Dry Goods Store Saleslady Lula J. Hedden 1920 Census
Waddy Waddy Harrisonville Pk Dressmaker Dressmaker Edith B. Miller 1920 Census
Waddy Ditto Pike Dressmaker Dressmaker Mary C. Martin 1920 Census
Waddy Stringtown Branch Dressmaker Dressmaker Margarette E. Hall 1920 Census
Waddy Bardstown Road Dressmaker Dressmaker Fannie Callie 1920 Census
Waddy Bardstown Road Dressmaker Dressmaker Hallie A. Coulter 1920 Census