On Tanner, between
1st and 2nd Streets
Both cards made by Wm. B. Conway, Aurora,
Both cards have the name Mrs. Turney Barlow.
The Methodist Church is “where Lillie's funeral was preached,” and
the Christian Church is “where Josie's funeral was preached.”
Boone County Recorder, May 29, 1907
The Christian Meeting House is on the National Register of Historic Places. It's application is here (pdf).
Methodist Church, Petersburg
|“There is a wonderful religious excitement among the Methodists in Petersburg, Ky. Meetings are held day and night. Several converts, and about 60 persons have joined the church. The interest increases and it is not known when the meeting will close.” Brookville, Indiana's Indiana American, December 2, 1853|
Petersburg School Construction
From a Facebook post by G. H. Neville
Petersburg School, c. 1919
Public School, Petersburg
The Ed Burns All-Stars, said to be at the Petersburg School
From a Facebook post by Margaret Aylor Lovins
The Petersburg Academy advertises its 1830 term opening, here.
|Samuel Youell, an African American man of Petersburg died without a will in 1872. At the time of his death he owned two town lots, numbers 172 and 173. The people of Petersburg petitioned the state legislature to use the lots to build a “colored school.” See Acts of Kentucky, 1882, Chapter 1019. More here.|
For substantial portions of the Northern Kentucky Views
we are indebted to the E. Y. Chapin Library in Petersburg, and to Ms. Bridget
Stiker, at the Hebron Branch of the Boone County Library.