Tag Archives: CC Simmons

The Road to Ritter’s Mill

An excerpt from CC Simmons’ “Historical Trip Through Eastern Barren Co., KY.” “The road leading down from Hwy 63 to Ritter’s Mill is very rough, and steep. The original mill stood some 300 or 400 feet down the stream from … Continue reading

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Clyde Clayton Simmons (21 September 1890- 5 May 1949)

Obituary from the Glasgow Times – dated 12 May 1949: Clayton Simmons, 58, assistant postmaster of the Glasgow Post Office for more than 30 years and one of the city’s most highly respected citizens, died early Thursday morning (5 May … Continue reading

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In Search of the Bryan Cemetery

In Clayton C. Simmons’ 1943 articles “Historical Trip Through East Barren,” is an excerpt which follows on Solomon Quessenberry: “Zacheus and Page Quessenberry were the first Quessenberrys to locate in Barren county, and it is assumed they were brothers as … Continue reading

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Under the Water – Chaplineton’s Demise

I’m attracted to areas that are pervasive with mystery and a kind of melancholy that comes with the sense of abandonment when areas pass their importance as a main artery of travel. Blame it on my Montana roots, where there … Continue reading

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A Clarification – Re: Fountain Run

From the late CC Simmons: “The little village of Fountain Run is only a short 2 miles from the Barren-Monroe county line. As this community was originally in Barren county I can not forego the urge to include what little … Continue reading

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