1879 Gazetteer

Kentucky State Gazetteer and Business Directory, for 1879-80,

Published by R. L. Polk & Co., & A. C. Danser, Detriot, Mich. And Louisville, Ky. 1879, Typed by Debbie Gilpin


Page 90


This village, the county seat of Taylor county, will be reached by the Cumberland & Ohio railway about August, 1879. This new road will be owned and operated by the L. & Gt. S.R.R. Until this new road is completed, the shipping point is Lebanon, on the Knoxville branch of the L. & Gt. S.R.R.  Here are 1 carding mill, 2 churches, 2 schools, and a population of 750. Daily stage to Lebanon, Columbia and Greensburg. Fare to the first named, $1.50; to Greensburg, $1. Daily mail. R.H. Martin, postmaster.

Business Directory

Bass, S R, druggist

Bass, J W, Lawyer

Blakey, Isaac, Carding Mill

Bonders, George, stage line (Borders)

Buchanan, J B, Druggist and Physician

Caldwell, J F, lawyer

Carroll, J P, gunsmith

Cave, R D, wagonmaker

Chandler, J H, lawyer (James)

Chandler, S T, physician and druggist

Chandler, S T & W T, physicians

Cheek, E A, lawyer

Chiflett, A J, tinner

Collins, J T, Lawyer

Crouch, T A, Jailer

Douglass, Wood, blacksmith

Ewing, J R, Hotel and Livery

Hazard, J H, painter

Hackley, R D, harness maker

Hubbard, Robert, blacksmith

Isenberg & Bro, general store

Irvine, Thomas, physician

James, C W, police judge

Jeter, R E, carpenter

Leet, I, Hotel

Mitchell, D G, lawyer

Netherland, P L, General Store

Patterson, Charles J, lawyer

Peryear, R E, lawyer (Puryear)

Price, N L, blacksmith

Redman, G W, tanner

Robinson, John R, Lawyer

Samuels, W B, boot and shoemaker

Sanders & Peryear, undertaker (Puryear)

Shively, A H, physician

Smith, H B, blacksmith

Triplett, James, harness maker

Turner, John M, general store

Wood, J M, Lawyer


Page 146

Elk Horn

                On the line of the Cumberland & Ohio Railroad (now building, spring of 1879) is Taylor County, 5 miles from the county seat, 20 from Lebanon, the shipping station until the new road is completed, and 85 from Louisville, is the settlement of 100 people. Churches, methodist and baptist. Schools, district. Mills, steam saw and grist. Shipments, tobacco and wheat. Stage line, Columbia and Lebanon daily via Campbellsville, 40 miles; fare, $4.  Weekly mail. Jason Smith, postmaster.


Business Directory

Burress, E G, boot and shoemaker

Devenport, Rev, (Methodist)  (Davenport)

Fisher, Thomas D, blacksmith

Fisher, Rev Wm, (Baptist)

Johnston, John, constable

May, M B, Justice of the Peace (Mitchell B May)

Prescott, Henry, cooper

Sherrill, Hardin & Co, Saw and Grist Mill

Smith, Jason, physician


Page 371


                In the eastern part of Taylor County, 10 miles east of Campbellsville, the county seat; 20 south of Lebanon, its nearest shipping point, on the Knoxville branch of the L & G. S.R.R., and 87 southeast of Louisville. Semi-weekly mail. Edmond Penn, postmaster.


Page 462


                In the northern part of Taylor county, 6 miles north of Campbellsville, the county seat, 14 miles southeast of Lebanon, its nearest shipping point, on the Knoxville branch of the L. & G. S. R.R. and 81 southeast of Louisville.  Semi-weekly mail. Population, 70. W. W. Durham, postmaster.


Business Directory

Derrett, Joel, physician (Durrett)

Durham, W W, general store

Green, A J, shoemaker

Jones, R H, blacksmith

Shofner, H H, shoemaker

Turner, W L, physician


Page 487


                In the southern part of Taylor county, 10 miles south of Campbellsville, the county seat, 24 southwest of Lebanon, its nearest shipping point, on the Knoxville branch of the L. & G. S. R. R., and 97 ½ south.