|Taylorsport Store, 1951||Taylorsport Ferry||Taylorsport, '37 Flood|
|From Facebook posts by Herbert Ginn|
From a Facebook post by G. H. Neville
|Earlier Taylorsport School||Later Taylorsport School|
Taylorsport Baseball Team, 1920
|Taylorsport. We're guessing 1907
because of the high water. It was normally
much lower than this.
Taylorsport was established in 1827 and had a ferry crossing and a warehouse. Over the years, it has lost a street, a row of houses, and a cemetery to the waters of the Ohio.
|“The steamer General Pike with government supplies went down the river yesterday and landed at Troutman's Ohio, Anderson's Ferry, Stringtown and Taylorsport. Ten to fifteen houses were washed away at each place. The destitution is great. Many of the sufferers are barefoot and scantily clad.” from the Jamestown, New York Evening Journal, 1884, obviously reprinting a wire story.|
Kentucky Legislature enlarges Taylorsport city limits, March 4, 1850
Newport's James Taylor, the “proprietor” of
“Taylorsville,” offers it for sale, in an 1847 ad, here.
Taylorsport changes its named from Taylorsville.
|Six pictures of the Hempfling House, near Taylorsport, are at the Library of Congress' site, here.|
|“The Cincinnati Commercial of yesterday says Captain Charles David has concluded his repairs to the Dumont, and she looks like a new boat. He made a trial trip yesterday, and made the run from Taylorsport to the bridge in sixty minutes; a distance of eleven miles. Pretty good time for new cylinders. The Dumont will resume her trips in the Madison trade next Tuesday.” From the Louisville Daily Journal, May 25, 1866|
|Zurelbry rescues Phillips from death in Taylorsport; Phillips murders him.||The Taylorsport - Delhi Ferry.|
|Taylorsport assassin.||The harvest home fair.|
Six pictures of the Hempfling House, near Taylorsport, are at the Library of Congress' site, here.
|Fallout from a drunken Delhi, Ohio card game leads to a shooting affray in Taylorsport, here.|
|Fernbank Construction Scene
The locks were on the Kentucky side
|Rebuilding Fernbank, 1930
This type of lock is known as a beartrap.
|The Ice of 1917-18 at Fernbank, from the Facebook page of the Saylor Park Historical Society|
|Ice at Fernbank Dam in 1917-18, across from Taylorsport. Read about the amazing ice of 1918 from several issues of the Boone County Recorder here. It was “the most phenomenal [ice gorge] ever formed on the Ohio River” The Lawrenceburg Press, February, 1918|
|Thanks to Travis Brown and Karl Lietzenmayer for this one|
Celebrating the Opening of
September 4th and 5th, 1911
|Fernbank Dam was the first of several Cincinnati area dams, and ran roughly between Saylor Park and Taylorsport. More about the earlier series of Ohio River locks and dams is here. The Fernbank Indians were the source of the name.|
|As Markland Dam became virtually ready to officially open, Fernbank became an obstacle, and was blown out of existence on November 8, 1862. Image on the left is from the Kentucky side; on the right from Ohio.|
Shelby Louden gives a presentation for the Saylor Park (Ohio) Historical Society on the history
of the original Ohio River locks and dams, centered mostly on Fernbank, lock and dam 37. It's a film of
a Powerpoint presentation with a voice over, but the info is solid, and there are some nice pictures.
Another Shelby Louden video on Fernbank.