New Liberty

A post village in the northern part of Owen county, eight miles north-west of Owenton, the capital of the county, 34 miles north from Frankfort, and by stage route (daily line) 14 miles from Ghent.  Semi-weekly stages also connect with Owenton. It contains one Baptist and one Christian or Reformed church, one female academy and one male seminary, one Masonic Lodge (Liberty No. 126, one Lodge I. O. O. F., (No. 85), one steam flouring and saw mill, two carding machines, three hotels, ten stores of various kinds, eight physicians, four attorneys, two magistrates, one dentist, one engraver, two gunsmiths, one tanner, one jeweler, one milliner, two masons and builders, one surveyor, and numerous diversified mechanical trades.  Population 450.  Post office established about 1820. Henry B. Gale, postmaster

Business Directory

Byrnes, J. D. steamboat agent
Calvert, S. B. probate judge and general merchant
Duvall, A. P. magistrate
Duvall, J. E. physician and surgeon
Greenell, J. B. blacksmith
Harden, G. W. marshal
Hardin & Brother general merchants
Harner, D. blacksmith
Hiten, C. postmaster
Hiten & King carpenter and builders
Hughes, Samuel boot and shoe maker and dealer
Jones, W. H. physician 
Lee, R. M. surveyor and civil engineer
Monterey House Robert Sanford, proprietor
Prentiss, L. S. steam flouring mill proprietor
Sanders, John shingle maker
Sanford, Robert proprietor Monterey House and general merchant
Sparks, A. G. magistrate
Vallandingham, H. C. general merchant



From George W. Hawes’ Kentucky State Gazetteer and Business Directory, for 1859 and 1860