belleview mcville
a.k.a. Mount Vernon, a.k.a. Grant   /  a.k.a. McVie or Maxville or Mackville

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The Peoples Deposit Bank
The Bank was founded on April 5, 1909.
This building was built in 1927. 
More on the bank is here.

Bank Interior,  1930
The two men are the Cashier,  C. E.
McNeeley, right, and the Assistant 
Cashier, John S. Clore

 

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Grant Christian Church

 

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Belleview Baseball Team,
c. 1930's

The Belleview Store. 
Read about it here.
Belleview Store
The above three views are all from Belleview Baptist's excellent Bicentennial book. 

 

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McVille & Bellevue, 1883, List of Businesses at that time are here.

 

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J. W. Kite's Store,
Waterloo, 1903

W. H. Stamper's Store,
 McVille, 1903

Hensley's Store,
Grant, 1930

south of Belleview   Who was Hensley?   Find out, here.

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Belleview Baptist is on the web here.  You can find a history of their church
there, or find an older, longer version, when the church was called the
 Middle Creek Baptist Church, here  (pdf), or Mrs. John Brady Walton's
 history of Middle Creek, from 1954, here. (pdf)

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McVille Lock and Dam #38

Christian Church, Grant,  1930

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McVille is pronounced as if it were “Mackville.”
It was founded by brothers named McMullen, in 1881.

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These three images are from the construction of Lock & Dam #38 at McVille.
They're likely from the summer of 1922.
More on the earlier series of Ohio River locks and dams is here.

 

  McVille Lock and Dam McVille Lock and Dam McVille Lock and Dam
1922, exact date unknown November 17, 1922 July 27, 1922
       
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1922, exact date unknown November 9, 1922 October 25, 1922 1922, exact date unknown

 

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The first boat thru the old McVille dam and lock was the steamer U. S. Margaret, on
October 15, 1925. She's shown here in Pittsburgh in 1920.

 

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Caroline Williams' Lock and Dam #38, 1953

To make way for the new locks and
dams, #38 was blown to oblivion on
October 8, 1962.  450 pounds of
dynamite took it down in five seconds.

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“Charles Mauer, who recently purchased the Widows Home in Belleview has razed the old building.  It was built during the war of the rebellion.  Two or three times there has lived in the house at the same time, two and three widows, and once there were five - hence the name of 'Widows Home.”
The Boone County Recorder, January 12, 1906
Silas Dinsmoor advertises for help, here. “Three deaths from cholera have occurred at Bellevue [sic], Ky, a village of less than one hundred inhabitants, situated on the river, some thirty-five miles below Cincinnati. Four or five more cases have occurred within the past few days.” Madison Daily Courier, June 8, 1849

Belleview was platted at Mount Vernon in 1815,
changed to Grant in 1869, and to Belleview in 1883.

Fire in Belleview, 1892, here

The Burlington and Bellevue turnpike,
and a little info on Belleview, in 1877, is here

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The Laughry Club, between Aurora and Rising Sun, Indiana

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