Tag Archives: Hwy 63

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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The Specter of Siloam Road

Back in the early 1990s, a group of my friends and I visited alot of places in rural Barren that were reportedly haunted. The main purpose of this was to really see if there was some sort of activity. Anything … Continue reading

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The Misplaced Lady – The Deceptive Legend of Hammer House

Juliann Page, daughter of William Page of the Bristletown area, was born in 1802. She married first to Melkijah Gillock, and after his death, she married John T. Barlow. John lived on Boyd’s Creek, in the area where the Quarry … Continue reading

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Oren Groce (25 August 1925- 30 September 1940)

From a 1940 Glasgow Times newspaper: “The tragic death of Oren Groce, 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Ray Groce, of rural Glasgow, came as a shock to the many friends of the Groce family in Barren … Continue reading

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Little Girl Lost

The following is an obituary taken from the Glasgow Times, dated Thursday 2 February 1928. Lera was my mother’s aunt, and the sadness of this story remains with the family today. Back in the late 1980s, I visited the Morton-Pritchard … Continue reading

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A Strange Affair

William Page was born 24 November 1766 in Albemarle Co., VA. He married 2 November 1790 in Albemarle Co., VA to Elizabeth Smith, and they had 4 known daughters. I wish to speak of two – Elizabeth Ann and Juliann. … Continue reading

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A Lonely Grave

This article is taken in its entirety from The Daily News, the first daily paper at Glasgow, KY, and the article is dated Friday, December 24, 1886. “Out on the hill near Captain Carr’s is a lonely grave, which deserves better … Continue reading

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