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Kentucky's Frontier HighwayHistorical Landscapes along the Maysville Road$
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Karl Raitz and Robert Roland-Holst

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813136646

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.001.0001

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Old Washington

Old Washington

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(p.277) 29 Old Washington
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Kentucky's Frontier Highway
Author(s):

Karl Raitz

Nancy O’Malley

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.003.0029

Washington, now called “Old Washington,” was four miles inland from the Ohio's Limestone landing and became a stopover for early settlers. Established in 1785 on land purchased from Simon Kenton, the village had over 400 inhabitants by 1790, the second largest settlement on the Maysville Road. The town had a substantial slave population and in the 1830s Irish immigrants arrived. Traffic along the road enabled Washington to become a mercantile center for the surrounding area. A major fire in 1825 destroyed several buildings. The town has an active historic preservation program and many of its original log buildings still stand beside the road.

Keywords:   Simon Kenton, Traveller, Log building, Fire, Slaves, Irish, Historic preservation, Antiques

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