Sherburne Country Store and Historic Covered Bridge Site
The link below will display photos I took in August of 2007 of the Sherburne, Fleming Co., Ky. area. This area is of personal interest to me because my 2nd great grandfather, John Nelson Ross, lived in the area of Bath County a short distance from the old Sherburne Covered Bridge. He was married to Nancy Jane Kinnamon in Owingsville, Bath Co., in 1839, and moved his family to Carter County in 1845. The country store in these photos was opened in 1839, so there's a good chance that young John Nelson Ross used this store in his day. Sherburne is located in western Fleming County (near northeastern Bath County). It is located on the Licking River, which is the border between the two counties. Sherburne itself has seen better days, but the area is quite pretty and the store is worth a visit. There aren't many authentic country stores left, and this one is the real deal. Sherburne is just off Route 11, about 10 miles southwest of Flemingsburg. I will consider posting other photos of interesting or historic areas outside of Carter county, if a close Carter County connection can be made.
Once you open the above link in a separate window, you can then open the current day photo display, and click between past and presnt views.
Notice that they added two windows to the first floor side of the house, and greatly reduced the porch size.
The little store has changed less. It looks like two small openings just below the roof were covered with new siding.
The entrance to the bridge (in the photo with all the trash) is to the left, just beyond the little building (which is to the right of the store front).
The little building with the peaked roof and the blue barrel beside it (to the left of the house) was constructed some time after 1900, and is apparently not in the old photo.
In the 1900 photo, that area is obscured by a building that is on the camera side of the roadway, in front of where the little building is now located.
Trees have grown up to block the view, so we can't get a photo that replicates the perspective of the 1900 photo.
The 1900 photo was obviously taken in the winter. Perhaps I'll do the same this winter.
Submitted by John W. Grace