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During the Dec. 7, 1907, Night Rider raid on Hopkinsville, gunmen took control of the telephone and telegraph office in this building to prevent anyone from signaling for help.
Flemish Renaissance building on Ninth Street originally housed the city’s telephone and telegraph office
The local markers, which are among 2,400 installed statewide by the Kentucky Historical Society, offer lessons in local history.
Christian County’s 21 historical markers tell stories of the past
One historical tidbit woven into Charles Mayfield Meacham's History of Christian County was an ordinance passed in 1906 prohibiting cows from running at large.
charles meacham newspapers
Mary Bronaugh devoted much of her adult life to civic and political work. A suffragist, she was a founding member and the first chairwoman of the Kentucky League of Women Voters.
Mary Bronaugh newspaper article
When Kentucky was established in 1792, the commonwealth was divided into nine counties. Eight years later, there were 42 counties.
Christian County, formed in 1797, was originally part of Logan County
Many of Hopkinsville's downtown street names were changed following a vote of the city council around 1886.
Hopkinsville’s First Street was previously named Last Street
Charles Meacham, a longtime Hopkinsville journalist and the city’s former mayor, wrote the last comprehensive history of Christian County.
charles meacham newspapers
Following their deaths in the winter of 1838-39, the graves of Whitepath and Fly Smith were marked by field stone and eventually became obscured by overgrowth.
Graves of Cherokee leaders who died on Trail of Tears discovered by Hopkinsville resident in 1954
The manhole cover, which features images of Dorris and two sanitation workers from the early 1900s, can be found at the center of Ninth and Main streets.
Joe Dorris manhole cover pays tribute to ‘privy editor’
Today the building is the Woody Winfree Fire and Transportation Museum. It is operated by the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County.
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