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Carrollton, Kentucky

from Ele Bowen's Rambles in the
Path of the Steam Horse
, 1855
 

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Carrollton, from King's
Ridge, June, 1930
Aerial from Indiana,
August, 1931
3rd and High Streets,
(Highland used to be High Street)

 

Carrollton, Kentucky

Carrollton, from Indiana, Summer, 1935

 

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Carrollton Scenes, 1908
“City Buildings, Schools, Etc., Carrollton, Ky”

 

Court Street

Court Street
From a Facebook post by Bill Davis


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Section of Fourth Street Lower Main Street, 1910
 Published by W. L. Gaines
Fifth Street, looking
 South, 1920's
     
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Section of 6th Street Highland Avenue, c. 1910 Sixth Street Scene
     
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Lower Highland Avenue Upper Highland Avenue Fifth Street, 1944

 

“Croquet has broken out in Carrollton.” Courier-Journal, August 3, 1869

“Roller skating is all the rage.” Carrollton Democrat, January 17, 1885

 

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c. 1960 Court Street Farmers Convention Fifth Street Landing,
 c. 1910

 

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Carroll County Memorial Hospital
Dedicated August 21, 1955

 

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Richlawn Stock Farm Herefords on R. M.
Barker's Farm, 1937

  The Richland Stock Farm is on the National Register of Historic Places. Read the application (pdf) here.

 

Fifth Street

Fifth Street
From a Facebook post by Kelly Anderson

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Fifth Street View
Courtesy Kentucky Historical Society. Visit
history.ky.gov regarding rights and reproduction
Moonshiners arrested in Carrollton,
1942. read more about it here.


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A rare older color image
From a Facebook post by Pat Hill

 

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Greyhound on Court 
 House Square, 1951
The White Star Lines comes
  through Carrollton, 1951
Greyhound stopped at
the Gypsy Grill, 1951
Court Street that's Everett Bright in front of the old fire house. From a Facebook post by Barbara Goodman

  

The ads from the Kentucky Gazette from 1789 to 1795 advertising lots for sale in Port William. Just how old is 1789-1795? Very.

 

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Leonard Hendrix's Carrollton
 & Cincinnati Bus Line
A Driveway near Carrollton
 Thanks! to Regina Stewart for this image
Busses at the Gypsy
 Grill, c. 1940's

CCC Camp

CCC Camp Butler, at the 11th St. entrance to the park
From a Facebook post by Bill Davis

Wikipedia knows this about the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps)

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These may be CCC men at General Butler. Maybe not.

 

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Section of Carrollton, 1903
How to see the entire
map, here.
Carrollton Parade Scene,
c. 1950
Carrollton Baseball Team
The key to the players
names is here.

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Fire in Carrollton, 1859, here.

The Great Fire of 1874 burns out a block in Carrollton. The detailed story is here, and the follow-up story is here.

October 15, 1884 fire: The Enquirer's coverage is here; the Carrollton Democrat's is here.

November 8, 1884: “Another Fire!”

January, 1885: They're getting a fire engine.

January, 1891 fire story is here.

Fire of 1895 is here.

Two other large Carrollton fires, likely in the 1890's, are here, and here.

This clipping may well be a duplicate account one of the above.

And this account, of the fire's aftermath.
(The four stories above are all undated, but from an 1890's scrapbook full of Carroll newspaper clippings)

The 1937 Flood caused this fire.

“Mr. Deweese, of Carrollton, estimates that in the last 41 years he has smoked 100,000 cigars.” Courier-Journal, May 17, 1875
“The Masons in Carrollton, Ky., will dedicate their new Hall in that place on the 4th of July.” Vevay's Weekly Reveille, June 27, 1855 Port William or Williamsport? Here.
Port William was officially established on December 13, 1794, and that act was revised in 1799.
 Carrollton's H. H. Masterson and Capt. Charles V. Gridley, here. “The slave Abner, who attempted a rape in Carrollton, Ky., last June, has been convicted in the Criminal  Court, and sentenced to be hung on Friday, September 5th.”  The Cincinnati Enquirer,  August 8, 1851.
The William Porter family, here.
A Description of Carrollton, from 1808, here. A Description of Carrollton, from 1817, here.
A Description of Carrollton, from 1875, here. A Description of Carrollton, from 1818, here.
“A meeting of Carroll and Owen county capitalists was held [at Carrollton] to-day with a view to building an electric railway from Milton to Owenton, through this city.  J. M. Barker, presiding.  The prospect for the line is flattering.”  Cincinnati Enquirer, May 4, 1901 “Great men sometimes have queer experiences in early life. The late Dr. Norvin Green, president of the Western Union Telegraph Company was indicted in Carroll county, Kentucky, in 1839,for grave-robbing.” Indianapolis Journal, February 16, 1893
Runaway slaves captured.  We learn that a free negro that had been preying in and about Carrollton, mouth of the Kentucky river, undertook a day or two since to run off a couple of slaves.  He started with them in a skiff, and took his course down stream, when he was overtaken by parties in pursuit and the slaves recaptured, but the free fellow escaped.” Louisville Daily Courier, August 24, 1854

 

Circus Circus
  The circus comes to Carrollton

 

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Spit

A young lady of Carrollton takes a dim view of her elders.
from the Carrollton Democrat, April 30, 1898

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