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PLACE NAMES IN BOURBON COUNTY

Submitted by Kellie Scott

 

 

This was an article written by Miss Blanch Lilleston of Paris, KY.  I found a copy of the article in the The Falmouth Outlook  March 3, 1939.  I am not transcribing the whole article.  I just picked out pieces of the article that are genealogy related.  

 

Millersburg-named from Major John Miller of PA.

 

North Middletown-Also called “Swinneytown” for an early settler in Boonesborough.

 

Plum-also known as “Pinhook

 

Little Rock-also known as “Flat Rock”.  Little Rock was the home of John Noble, a soldier in the British Army.  Dissatisfied with army life he vowed never to return to England.

 

Stoney Point-early preacher Brother Lewis Corbin..

 

Clintonville-also called “Stipps Cross Roads” for early Stipp family.

 

Escondida was first called Budtown Escondida was the name of the nearby estate of Mr. Sidney Clay.

 

Hutchinson-named for Martin Hutchinson.  Also the birthplace of Thomas Corwin, the Senator and later Governor of Ohio.

 

Early German Settlers in Bourbon-DeJarnette, Jacoby, Leer, Ament, Lyter, Ewalt, and Kleizer

 

Shawhan- drew it’s name from Daniel Shawhan.

 

Kiserton-named for John Kiser

 

Ruddles Mills-named for Isaac Rudell

 

Stoner Creek-named for Michael Stoner

 

Houston Creek-named for three brothers Peter, James, and Robert

 

Hinkston Creek-named for John Hinkston, Revolutionary War Soldier

 

Kennedy’s Creek-named for Thomas, John, and Joseph, who came from Maryland in 1776. 

 

Green Creek-said to be named for the colors it reflects or Green Clay

 

Cooper’s Run-named for John Cooper who came here in Spring of 1775,  Others in this company were John Hinkston, John Martin and John Townsend.

 

Pretty Run- An Indian race course.

 

The first road known through Paris was known as the “Old State Road”.

 

The cross streets in Paris were originally all named for trees.  Only Vine and Cypress Streets have remain unchanged.  The streets are now 2nd through 20th Streets.

 

East Paris was known as “Cottontown.”

 

Mt. Airy Avenue leads unto the grounds of Colonel William Simms. Simms served in the Mexican War and the Confederacy.

 

Fithian Avenue- named for Dr. Frank Fithian, his father Dr. Joe Fithian and his uncle Dr. Wash Fithian

 

Lilleston Ave- named for Squire Selby Lilleston.

 

Lucas Street- Judge T.W. Lucas

 

Higgins St.-named for Mr. C.V. Higgins

 

Williams- Mr. Samuel Williams, a dry goods merchant.

 

Walker Avenue-named Mr. John L. Walker, editor of the Western Citizen.

 

Ferguson St.-named for Mr. J.W. Ferguson

 

Baldwin-named for Boone Baldwin.

 

Brent Street-named for Brent family

 

Parrish Avenue-named for D.C. Parrish

 

January Court-Mr. E.B. January

 

Scott Avenue-Mr. Jos. Scott

 

Massie Ave- named for  Mr. and Mrs. William Massie

 

Duncan Avenue-Mr. Jere Duncan, who built homes for his daughters Mrs. James Ford, Mrs. Billy Chambers, Mrs. George Bell, and Mrs. William Taylor

 

 

 

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