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Early Stations in Boyle County, Kentucky
Stations and Their Former Locations in
Danville/Boyle County, Kentucky
Station Located on Lexington Avenue about 1.1 miles from the
Boyle County Courthouse where the First Christian Church is now located on
Lexington Avenue in Danville. The
Fisher house was built where McDowell Drive enters the
very end of Cecilian Terrace. Cecilian Terrace was once the entrance drive to
the Fisher house.
Fort Located about where the Kentucky Utilities
Building parking lot is today on the corner of Broadway and First Street
Station Located at 471 Stanford Road where Old Crow Inn is
Station Stone house still standing on the South side of
Lebanon Road on the hill behind the homes across from the Central Kentucky
Technical College about 3.5 miles from the Boyle County Courthouse.
Station Located on Irvine Road off Lebanon Road
(Kentucky 34). It is 5.9 miles from the Boyle County
Courthouse where the historic home at the end of Irving Lane is located.
Station Located about where the 127 Bypass and 150 East
Bypass join today where Country Hearth Inn and Reno’s Restaurant are located.
The Reed farm was sold to Jeremiah Fisher in 1840 and the Fisher house is
standing where the fire station is now located on Hustonville Road . That was a
very large piece of property and included land all the way out to the present
by-pass. Fackler, in
Early Days in Danville, states that Reed’s Station was located about 2 miles
SSE of Danville. Danville was just a small area when Reed’s Station was there
so if you measure 2 miles from Constitution Square it puts you right at the
bypass on Hustonville Road.
Station Located in Perryville
Station Fackler has Clark’s station located on the North
bank of Clark’s Run in the fork of Lancaster Road (KY 52) and Stanford Road.
This is about 1.7 miles from the Boyle County Courthouse.
Station Cowan’s Station was northwest of and close by the
present Cambus Kenneth Farm. This farm is now part of the National Trust and is
located on the bypass in Danville across from Lannock Subdivision. If you take
Maple Street North to the bypass and cut back to the entrance of Cambus Kenneth,
it will be about 3.5 miles from the Boyle County Courthouse. Northwest of
Cambus Kenneth probably puts Cowan’s Station somewhere on Gentry Lane or
Bluegrass Pike. It was just south of James Harrod’s Station (Not Fort Harrod/Harrodsburg).
Station According to Fackler in Early Days in Danville,
Dougherty’s Station was located “upon a slight eminence, east bank of Logan’s
Creek, about 200 yards above the confluence of Logan’s Creek and Clark’s Run
which occurs just before the latter crosses the Danville-Lancaster Pike. The
well-known Bull Spring supplies its water.” Clark’s Run crosses Lancaster Pike
just before you get to 1805 (Goggin Lane). The confluence of two creeks,
Clark’s Run and Ball’s Branch, is on the right just a few feet from highway 52.
There is no Logan’s Creek on the map, so I assume it has been renamed Ball’s
Branch. If this is the spot then it is about 3.2 miles from the Boyle County
Station This station was located north of Irvine’s Station on
Caldwell Road between Perryville Road and Lebanon Road. The cemetery for
the Caldwell Farm is located on the Tarter farm near the corner of Caldwell Lane
and Irvine Road. Caldwell’s Chapel is located on the north side of Lebanon Road
just passed Irvine Road where the Salt River crosses the road. Caldwell’s
Chapel is now a private home.
Station According to Fackler’s book, Mrs. Sarah Graham gave her
account of where the forts were located. She said that Lawrence’s Station was
about a mile from Crow’s Station and about a mile from Fisher’s Station in
Danville. She described it as a triangle of the three stations. Lawrence’s
Station was toward Harrodsburg from the other two stations. If you draw a
triangle and pinpoint a place 1 miles from Fisher’s Station and one mile from
Crow’s Station toward Harrodsburg, that point is on Hwy 33 (Burgin/Shakertown
Road) at the entrance of Silvercreek Drive near Candlewood Subdivision.
Station Fackler places this station about 1 and 1/3 miles
west from Danville. That places this station somewhere near Perryville Road
where Beech Street comes in, across from the entrance to Millennium Park.