A post office in the southeastern part of Owen County, 18 miles from Owenton, the county seat, 20 from Payne's station, on the Lexington branch of the L. C. & L. R. R., and 103 by rail from Louisville. Its principal product and export is tobacco. Weekly mail. Population of the precinct, 300. John R. Foster, postmaster
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This info is from the Kentucky State Gazetteer and Business Directory, published in 1876-77 by R. L. Polk in Louisville.