History of  Gallatin County, Part 1


Robert Johnson Is Named Outstanding County Pioneer

Robert Johnson has been named as Gallatin County's outstanding pioneer.

The Commonwealth of Kentucky is planning to place a stone from each county in the state along a walk in Harrodsburg State Park.   Engraved upon the stones will be the name of the outstanding pioneer of each county.

Mrs. R. B. Brown and Mrs. C. M. Gullion were selected by the State Park Commission to decide who should receive the honor.  Their choice - Robert Johnson - laid out the town of Fredericksburg in 1800, built a brick house in 1809, surveyed the road leading from from the Dean Richard Farm to the Oakland Baptist Church in 1805.  Johnson died in the autumn of 1815 and was buried in the family burying ground at Great Crossing, Scott County.

A boy and a girl between the ages of 16 and 22 will represent the county at the unveiling of this stone.  They have not been selected, and the date of the unveiling is not yet set.


April 4, 1940 Gallatin County News