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Since the Richmond Area Arts Council's very successful event at Elmwood last fall, a number of persons continue to ask about the history of that old estate and its mistress. Miss Emma Watts, an only child who never married, lived her life as a…

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One popular Madison County myth claims that the village of Red House was so named when the Kentucky Central railroad was built through there. A large red brick house is said to have been directly in the path of the railroad, and the owner refused to…

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There is one institution that is rarely mentioned when old Madison County private schools are discussed. It was the Kingston School Joint Stock Co. In the last decades of the 19th century, free public education was not yet available everywhere.…

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At the turn of the century, just about every Madison County neighborhood had its own little one-room schoolhouse. By 1925 there were some 80 public schools in the county. About 15 separate schools were for black pupils, and the remainder were for the…

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An old 1934 Madison County Bureau of County Health Work map shows the location of about 75 county public schools. Most of those schools were one-room wood buildings set upon fieldstone pillar foundations. Nearly all of them had no electric lights, no…

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Do you know where Pumpkin Run, Log Cabin and Bearwallow Schools were half a century ago? We can find the locations of these and some 70 other public schools on an old Madison County Bureau of County Health Work map, which was drawn in 1934. Most of…

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