|The Union, March 18, 1814||Republican Auxiliary, 1807|
|Vendue (Auction) from 1807||Goods||Notice||Travellers' Rest|
Two very old newspaper mastheads, published in Washington, and some items from them.
Do you understand how early 1807 is in our history??? More here.
Sites in Washington
A more recent, more comprehensive version of this plat is here.
|The oldest house in Washington, this building once handled the US mail for three states. It was built prior to 1800. This image is c. 1929.||This is a forerunner to Maysville's Bank of Maysville, now the oldest continuously operating bank in the state, the Branch Bank of Kentucky opened in 1809|
Mail Routes, 1797, here.
named for David Broderick, who
was granted the first Mason
County tavern license on
May 26, 1789
|The Cane Break, thought to
have been built by John
Coburn, c. 1790
Cedar Hill, Home of Col. L. B. Goggin, Washington
A little more information on Cedar Hill is here.
|Where Gen Albert Sidney
Johnston was born, 1906
|Yet another pic, with some
info, on the Johnson birthplace.
|Birthplace of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnson, Washington, 1954||Albert Sidney Johnston Home, c. 1970||Where Gen Albert Sidney Johnston was born, image is circa 1910|
There's a brief bio of General Johnston
this site, (Wikipedia) and a piece
about his most famous Civil War Battle - Shiloh - at this site. (Wikipedia)
Google will give you hundreds more sites about both.
DO NOT miss a remarkable obituary of Gen. Johnson, here.
|The Old Post Office in Washington||Post Office, 1955|
|Washington had the first post office west of the Alleghenies. The first postmaster here was appointed by George Washington. You can read that the town of Washington is the very first place in America named after our first president; it's not. That's Miss Hattie Taylor coming out of the PO.|
|Marshall Key Home||Marshall Key Home|| Marshall Key
| Slave Quarters in
back of Key home
|More information on the Key Home can be found at more at this site.|
| Washington Methodist Church
A little background on the church is here.
| House where Harriett Beecher
Stowe stayed in Washington
|Washington School||Washington School
from a Facebook post by Kirby Wright
|Washington School||Under Construction, c. 1918|
|Main Street, Washington, 1910
"Showing, on the right, the house where Harriett
Beecher Stowe, Henry Clay, and Daniel Webster were
entertained by Col. Marshall Key in the early 1840's"
and Main Street
The magazine In Kentucky ran a feature on the homes of Washington.
|Wm. R. Gill Farm, 1876||C. R. Collins Home, 1876|
| The Thomas Marshall
Home, Federal Hill
| The Thomas Marshall
Home, Federal Hill
|Thomas Marshall Home, built in 1802
A little background on this house is here. (pdf)
picture on the right is 1931
|Edna Hunter Best's Sketches of Washington, from 1936, is here.||This article (pdf) is about Washington celebrating its sesquicentennial.|
|"The Maysville (Ky.) Eagle reports the escape of seventeen slaves from Washington, Ky., on Sunday night. Only one had been captured. This one resisted desperately and cut Pose Waldron and --- Dare of Huntington tp., dangerously with large knife." The Highland (Ohio) Weekly News, October 22, 1857.||“A. Barnes is the contractor for carrying the mail from Owingsville to Washington, Kentucky, seventy miles, twice a week, from 1st January, 1833 to 31st December, 1835, at a compensation of three hundred and ten dollars per annum.”from the Public Documents of the 23rd Congress, December 1, 1834|
“Slave Stampede.-The Maysville (Ky) Eagle reports the escape of seventeen slaves from Washington, Ky. on Sunday night. Only one had been captured. This one resisted desperately and cut Pose Waldron and ---Dare, of Huntington twp. dangerously with a large knife.” The Highland Weekly News (Ohio) October 22, 1857
|This excerpt from Uncle Tom's Cabin is why most people believe the novel's story originated in Washington. There are any number of communities that have taken credit for he book's original setting, but NKY Views votes for Washington.|
|William Henry Harrison is celebrated with poetry in Washington.||An account of Miss Stowe's travels in Washington from 1895, is here.|
|“A resident of Washington, Ky., took a vow that if ever got drunk again he would whip himself all the way home from the tavern. He got drunk and fulfilled his vow with so much vigor that he could not get out of bed for two weeks.” Marin (California) Journal, January 30, 1879|
|Did you know that the responsibility for the development of Cincinnati was based on a horse theft in Washington? Take it with a grain of salt, but, maybe . . . Read it here. (pdf)||The site Historic Washington is here.|
|The History of the Washington Presbyterian Church is here. (pdf)||
Read about an 1870 assault, here.
Court House in Washington,
“where Harriet Beecher Stowe saw an old colored man sold and whom she named Uncle Tom.”
This building was hit by lightning on August 13, 1909, and was not rebuilt.
A history of this building, by Ms. Lula Reed Boss is here. (pdf)
Old Court house from the back
|More about Simon Kenton is at Wikipedia, here, or at the Official Simon Kenton Home Page, here.||
Simon Kenton Museum
Simon Kenton Home, 1929
|Left, in September, 1778 Kenton was tortured by the Shawnee Indians. He was tied, his hands bound, on his back, to a wild horse galloping through the trees. He was forced to run the infamous quarter mile “gauntlet” nine times. It killed most men.|
|Washington Street Scene||My Father's House in Washington, Kentucky (1886), a painting by Covington artist Mary Bruce Sharon (external pdf)|
You can find a remarkable number of Washington Images at the Library of
Congress' American Memory Site. Start here, and click on the Browse By Place link
on the left. You can look for Kentucky, and Mason County at that point.
from the 1800 Census