The Worthville Ferry
Cindy Ellis-Hill tells us that “according to family history my grandfather, Cleve Ellis began operating this ferry around 1907. He use to transport the children from English to Worthwhile for school. That is how he met my grandmother, Sallie Cook. I believe they married in 1916.

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Homer John's Barber
Shop, Worthville
Eagle Creek at Worthville,
in the 1937 Flood.


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Aerial View of
Worthville, 1911
Main Street looking East from Harrison
Worthville, Kentucky, 1911
published by the O'Neal Post Card Co of Worthville
L & N Depot,


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Walnut Street,
Worthville, c. 1910
Hick's House, Meals 35¢, R. H. Hicks
“Aunt Lucy - Grandpa's Sister - at Worthville
This was her home in Worthville.”
Cattle Sale in
Worthville, 1908


Coonskin Hotel
Wheeling Daily Register, July 9, 1877

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Spenneburg/Bauer Store, From Facebook posts by Claudia Spenneburg
The two boys are Raymond Spenneburg and George Bauer
John, left, and Lawrence Spenneburg inside the store.

US Mail Clover Farm Store

Worthville mail carrier Jacob “Jake” Bowie,
From a Facebook post by Barbara Godman

Bob and Velma Simmons' Clover Farm Store
From a Facebook post by Anita Wainscott


Residence Flood
Worthville Residence
From a Facebook post by Barbara Godman
  Worthville Flooding, 2018
From a Facebook post by Rad Reynolds


Worthville Bank

Inside the Worthville Bank
From a Facebook post by Claudia Spenneburg

Bernhardt Bauer named to head up liquidation of Worthville Bank.

Worthville Bank robbed in 1932. And 1934.


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Methodist Church, Worthville The History of Worthville
Baptist Church, is here.
Dedication of unnamed Worthville church, here.


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High School Building, Worthville, 1917
left, Published by Julius P. Schenek & Son of Worthville


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The old Worthville bridge, roughly an extension of Jackson Ridge Road/Duke Street, south, across Eagle Creek. That's Maymie Bowie Godman leaving Worthville to attend Teacher's College in Richmond.
From a Facebook post by Barbara Godman.
The Railroad Bridge. From a Facebook post by Barbara Godman Across Eagle Creek at Eagle Station, 1960. From a Facebook post by Bill Davis

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“The American Society of Equity had a barbecue given by union men at Worthville.  About 2,500 people partook of the burgoo, lamb and beef.  A large number of the Equity people were in the parade to the grove.  In this district, about 90 percent of the 1907 [tobacco] crop is in the pool.”   the Warsaw Independent, July 13, 1907

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Heath's Ferry

Heath's Ferry, above Carrollton.
We're guessing that “above Carrollton” means Worthville. Maybe not.


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G. W. Bauer's
Thought to be south of the tracks, and later, Simmon's Grocery
from a Barbara Godman post on Facebook
Dewey & Totsie Brock owned the Brock garage, later selling to their kin the Stewart’s. Whalen's Grocery, c. 1972 Worthville Enco


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The 1949 Worthville School Conservation Club


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This is William Jenkins Worth (Wikipedia), for whom Worthville was named. The name was established when the railroad was built.  Before, the town was known as Coonskin. George C. Hall, Cashier
Worthville Deposit Bank
“Top” Steger, age 85, Worthville cop, “a terror to evil-doers.”
A few word's on Civil War surgeon from Worthville, George S. Whipple, are here.

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“On Thursday some six of the railroad hands attempted to clean out McGuire & Anderson's store at Worthville. They pitched into Dr. McGuire and Mr. McDonald. One of the Irishmen rushed upon Dr. McGuire with a knife, when McDonald seized a weight and struck him in the forehead. The Irish then retreated, but as the Doctor was sewing up the Irishman's head, one of them, returned and again attacked him. He was properly punished." from the Louisville Daily Journal, June 24, 1867
A short view of Worthville, from 1869, here. “Louisville (Ky.), Feb 6 - There is a report here that Worthville, a town on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, fifty-four miles from Louisville, is burning. Six business houses were said to have been destroyed at the time the news was received here, and it is probable that the whole town will go.” San Francisco Call, February 6, 1892
Worthville Masonic Lodge membership  list, c. 1910, here. The I.O.O.F. holds an organizational meeting in 1898 in Worthville, reported here.
A proposal for a bridge at Worthville. “On Thursday last, near Worthville,on the Kentucky river, a man named White caught in a net nine fish, averaging fifty pounds, and other smaller fish weighing forty pounds.” Courier-Journal, May 21, 1869
“The dwelling house and store room at the Worthville ferry landing were burned the night of the fourth of July.  Mr. Wm. Anderson and family had moved out of it the day previous, it having been sold, for debt, in March last, our sheriff, Joseph Myrick becoming the purchaser.  There was no insurance.” clipping from an unnamed newspaper, 1879
A shout out to Worthville's Ellis Hotel is here. “Mrs. Thomas Berry, of Worthville, Ky., was passing through the city [Newport] on Saturday, and being suddenly taken sick, was conveyed to a boarding house on Jefferson street. A physician was summoned and in the course of half an hour she was – well, it weighed twelve pounds.” Courier Journal, September 1, 1874
The train comes to Coonskin. On the river. Details. “There is a report here that Worthville, a town on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, fifty-four miles from Louisville, is burning. Six business houses were said to have been destroyed at the time the news was received here, and it is probable that the whole town will go.” The San Francisco Call, February 2, 1892
“The Ellis House continues to be the most popular hotel in Carroll county, perhaps. There is always good local patronage from railroad officers, mechanics, etc., while it is the delight of traveling men to get there. the table is always bountifully supplied with a variety of well-cooked food, and a cordial spirit inspires the popular proprietress and all connected wit the household. This puts a glow of hospitality about the entertainment that is truly refreshing. Long live Mrs. Kate Ellis.” Carrollton Democrat, February, 1897
Corn crop grown continuously since 1813. Worthville man tries a new method for finding a wife.
The Worthville Deposit Bank was organized in 1897 with $15,000 capital. W. S. Golden, President; George C. Hall, Jr., Cashier. “The store and warehouse of Mr. Wm. Anderson, in Worthville, together with all their contents,were totally destroyed by fire on Friday the 17th, supposed to be the work of an incendiary. Mr. A. was insured for about half.” Courier-Journal, September 28, 1869
Worthville postmaster can't bring himself to charge real money for those little paper stamps.  Read it here. “Albert Costigan loaded his household goods on a ferry boat at Eagle Creek at the mouth of Buffalo Creek to move, but the boat sunk and he lost nearly everything. His loss was about $100.”  from the Carrollton Democrat, March 15, 1879

The Chicago Packer, October 25, 1913


when sober

c. 1890


Coconino (AZ) Sun, September 1, 1922


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History of Worthville brochure

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