Beaver Lick (Ky.)

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Beaver Lick (Ky.)

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Beaver (Ky.)

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The small community of Beaver Lick in Beaver Precinct, three miles east of Big Bone, was founded in the early 1800's. It may have received its name from the local fur trade, which included plentiful beaver pelts. The town developed around the intersection of the old Louisville Turnpike (now bypassed Dickinson Road) and Beaver Road (KY 1292). It had 25 residents in 1879 and 50 by the end of the century.
The village included the Mud Lick Baptist Church and Public School No. 39, both located on Beaver Road. On the Beaver Lick-Richwood Turnpike stood Hughes Chapel Methodist Church, South. The church cemetery still marks the site.
When the Louisville Turnpike was rebuilt as U.S. 42 in the early 20th century, the new road bypassed Beaver Lick. While its commercial life has long since faded, Beaver Lick's historic houses, commercial buildings, churches and cemeteries still speak of its former importance.

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1800

Identifier

USGS GNIS Feature ID: 486636

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Hughes Chapel Cemetery (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
Beaver Lick Christian Church Cemetery (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
Beaver Lick Baptist Church Cemetery (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
Conley-Hudson Cemetery (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
D.R. Baker Cemetery (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
J.H. Craig Cemetery (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
Jimerson Craig Cemetery (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
Rachel Hudson Cemetery (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
Hughes Chapel Methodist Church (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Geographic location Organization
Mud Lick Baptist Church (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Geographic location Organization
Beaver Lick Baptist Church (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Geographic location Organization
Beaver Lick Baptist Church Building (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
Hughes Chapel Methodist Church Building (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
Mud Lick Baptist Church Building (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
Beaver Lick Christian Church Building (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
Conner-Arnold Grocery Store Building (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
Mercantile Hat Store Building (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
Hopewell Baptist Church (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Geographic location Organization
Beaver Lick Baptist Church Site (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
Beaver Lick Christian Church Site (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
Hughes Chapel Methodist Church Site (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
Hopewell Baptist Church Building (Beaver Lick, Ky.) Political division Location
Place of Birth
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Williams, Robert Place of birth Person
Anderson, Claude Place of birth Person
Death Event
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Frazier, William [2] Death and burial information Person