from Ele Bowen's Rambles in the
Path of the Steam Horse, 1855
|Carrollton, from King's
Ridge, June, 1930
|Aerial from Indiana,
|3rd and High Streets,
(Highland used to be High Street)
Carrollton, from Indiana, Summer, 1935
Carrollton Scenes, 1908
“City Buildings, Schools, Etc., Carrollton, Ky”
From a Facebook post by Bill Davis
|Section of Fourth Street||Lower Main Street, 1910
Published by W. L. Gaines
|Fifth Street, looking
|Section of 6th Street||Highland Avenue, c. 1910||Sixth Street Scene|
|Lower Highland Avenue||Upper Highland Avenue||Fifth Street, 1944|
“Croquet has broken out in Carrollton.” Courier-Journal, August 3, 1869
“Roller skating is all the rage.” Carrollton Democrat, January 17, 1885
Carroll County Memorial Hospital
Dedicated August 21, 1955
The Richland Stock Farm is on the National Register of Historic Places. Read the application (pdf) here.
From a Facebook post by Kelly Anderson
|Fifth Street View
Courtesy Kentucky Historical Society. Visit
history.ky.gov regarding rights and reproduction
|Moonshiners arrested in Carrollton,
1942. read more about it here.
|Greyhound on Court
House Square, 1951
|The White Star Lines comes
through Carrollton, 1951
|Greyhound stopped at
the Gypsy Grill, 1951
|Court Street that's Everett Bright in front of the old fire house. From a Facebook post by Barbara Goodman|
|Leonard Hendrix's Carrollton
& Cincinnati Bus Line
|A Driveway near Carrollton
Thanks! to Regina Stewart for this image
|Busses at the Gypsy
Grill, c. 1940's
CCC Camp Butler, at the 11th St. entrance to the park
From a Facebook post by Bill Davis
Wikipedia knows this about the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps)
These may be CCC men at General Butler. Maybe not.
|Section of Carrollton, 1903
How to see the entire
|Carrollton Parade Scene,
|Carrollton Baseball Team
The key to the players
names is here.
Indiana Reveille (Vevay), June 24, 1857
Fire in Carrollton, 1859, here.
November 8, 1884: “Another Fire!”
January, 1885: They're getting a fire engine.
January 2, 1888. Fire.
January, 1891 fire story is here.
Fire of 1895 is here.
This clipping may well be a duplicate account one of the above.
And this account, of the fire's aftermath.
(The four stories above are all undated, but from an 1890's scrapbook full of Carroll newspaper clippings)
The 1937 Flood caused this fire.
|“Mr. Deweese, of Carrollton, estimates that in the last 41 years he has smoked 100,000 cigars.” Courier-Journal, May 17, 1875|
|“The Masons in Carrollton, Ky., will dedicate their new Hall in that place on the 4th of July.” Vevay's Weekly Reveille, June 27, 1855||Port William or Williamsport? Here.|
|Port William was officially established on December 13, 1794, and that act was revised in 1799.|
|Carrollton's H. H. Masterson and Capt. Charles V. Gridley, here.||“The slave Abner, who attempted a rape in Carrollton, Ky., last June, has been convicted in the Criminal Court, and sentenced to be hung on Friday, September 5th.” The Cincinnati Enquirer, August 8, 1851.|
|The William Porter family, here.|
|A Description of Carrollton, from 1808, here.||A Description of Carrollton, from 1817, here.|
|A Description of Carrollton, from 1875, here.||A Description of Carrollton, from 1818, here.|
|“A meeting of Carroll and Owen county capitalists was held [at Carrollton] to-day with a view to building an electric railway from Milton to Owenton, through this city. J. M. Barker, presiding. The prospect for the line is flattering.” Cincinnati Enquirer, May 4, 1901||“Great men sometimes have queer experiences in early life. The late Dr. Norvin Green, president of the Western Union Telegraph Company was indicted in Carroll county, Kentucky, in 1839,for grave-robbing.” Indianapolis Journal, February 16, 1893|
|“Runaway slaves captured. We learn that a free negro that had been preying in and about Carrollton, mouth of the Kentucky river, undertook a day or two since to run off a couple of slaves. He started with them in a skiff, and took his course down stream, when he was overtaken by parties in pursuit and the slaves recaptured, but the free fellow escaped.” Louisville Daily Courier, August 24, 1854|
James Carrico, Sr. is murdered by Lester Gammon in September, 1951. Gammon was finally tracked down in August, 1952. The initial trial in Carrollton ended in a hung jury. The rail was moved to Boone County, where Gammon was convicted. Thanks to Bill Davis for some of these clippings.
|The Crime||Gammon Caught||Hung Jury||To Boone Co.||Convicted|
|Ironically, Carrico was killed very close to the spot where his son-in-law, James Claxton, was killed in 1933. Claxton worked for Department of Fish and Wildlife and had cited a fisherman named Dick Lacey for illegal use of fishing nets. The 1920 and 1930 censuses found Lacey an inmate in the Penitentiary in Frankfort. He died in 1954 and is buried in Carrollton Odd fellows. James Claxton is buried in Warsaw.|
|The 1934 Carrollton phone book.
From a Facebook post by Bob Marlette
|The circus comes to Carrollton|
A young lady of Carrollton takes a dim view of her elders.
from the Carrollton Democrat, April 30, 1898