Tag Archives: Old Bowling Green Road

Octagon Cottage

This unusual house is tucked back off the Beckton-Rocky Hill Road, off of Hwy 1297, very near the small hamlet of Beckton, KY. It was built in the year 1847, by William Henry Edmunds, with the help of Reuben Bates, … Continue reading

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Glasgow Times Special – 20 September 1898

Glasgow, KY, Sept,20 (Special) One of the foulest crimes ever committed in Barren Co. was the assassination last night of Mrs. William Bowles by her son-in- law, John Franklin.  Mrs. Bowles lived near Beckton, about 8 miles from Glasgow.  Yesterday … Continue reading

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The Mayfields and the Winlocks

There is a house on Old Bowling Green Road, or Hwy 1297, 4 miles southwest  of Glasgow, that is known to the citizens of Barren county by many different names. Today, most of us youngsters know it as the Dick Steffey … Continue reading

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Occupation of Glasgow During the Civil War

As with the Cholera epidemic, when I set out on this journey, I had no intention of covering the Civil War in Barren County, except for a few odds and ends. Then someone suggested I write of Fort Williams, which sits on the … Continue reading

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One time it did not pay to be Shy – 2 May 1870

The Commonwealth of KY, Barren Circuit Court, Greeting. Whereas information was this day given by RA Turner on oath that John Shy was guilty of Felony on the 24th Inst. in Barren Co, KY, stabbing the said RA Turner with … Continue reading

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