Coonskin, a.k.a. Worthville

The towboat Valid took a locomotive and twenty-one cars up the Kentucky River, from Louisville, on the 9th inst.,operate the new Louisville and Cincinnati Railroad.  The boat arrived at “Coonskin,” and in a little while after she landed, the locomotive Frankfort was astonishing the natives of “Sweet Owen” going through the country with a train of cars, hauling rail and ties.


Evansville (Ind). Journal, July 13, 1868