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Early Settlers

J. N. Blakemore, was the propiertor
of Arnold Spring Distillery on the
Lawrenceburg - Frankfort Pike
near the Anderson County line.
He manufactured sour mash, copper
distilled whiskies.  BEN FARMER
and his son, were dealers in dry
goods, groceries, clothing and
housewares.  COLON M. JONES
was a farmer and trader in
horses and mules that he shipped
to the south.  JAMES SAFFELL and
his son James M. Saffell ran the
Cedar Run Distillery adjacent to
their flour mill on Cedar Run
Turnpike south of Frankfort.

Churches

Cedar Chapel
Located on U.S. 127 south on the
corner of Jones Lane.  This was the
only Methodist congregation in the
area.

EVERGREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
Established by former members of
the South Benson Church.

Farmdale Baptist Church
Conflicts in the Evergreen Baptist
Church heightened, which split the
church.  In March of 1981, former
members began the Farmdale
Baptist Church.  Worship was held
in several locations until the
completion of a new church in
July of 1983.  The church is located
on U.S. 127 South close to the
Franklin-Anderson county line.

Burying Grounds and Graveyards

Collins Graveyard located on
Highway 151 near the Franklin
Anderson county line.  About
35 marked graves.
Farmdale Graveyard located on
the left side of Old Lawrenceburg
Road about fives miles from
Frankfort.
Farmer Graveyard located near
Evergreen Baptist Church.  All
stones have been destroyed;
however, there is record of those
buried there.
Fore Burying Ground is the resting
place for members of the Fore and
Major families.  Located on South
Benson Road, three-fourths mile
from the Evergreen Road intersection.
Halmhuber Graveyard is the final
resting place for John Halmhuber
and his wife.  Located  at the
beginning of Evergreen Estates on
Evergreen Road.
Hancock Cemetery is located south
of the intersection of Highway 151
and the east side of South Benson.
Major Graveyard is located at the
intersection of I-64 and the Alton-
Graefenburg Road.  Graves were
moved during the construction of
I-64. Metal markers, no names.
Mayhall Cemetery has only one
marked stone; that of H. S. Mayhall.
Several more graves marked with
fieldstone.  This cemetery is located
on the south side of I-64 about 1
mile east of the Alton-Graefenburg
interchange.
Miner Burying Ground is located at
the intersection of Ninevah and the
Old Lawrenceburg Road.
Payne Burying Ground contains the
graves of the Payne and Vaughan
families.  Located three miles south
of Frankfort on the Old Lawrenceburg
Road.
Thomas Graveyard is located at the
Franklin-Anderson county line between Graefenburg and Alton one mile south of South Benson and Avenstoke
intersection.
Tinsley Graveyard is located 2 miles
south of U.S. 60 at Graefenburg, west
of Highway 151 and south of I-64.
Charles Tinsley 1808-1880 is the
oldest stone.                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                          

Cedar Run

The Cedar Run located in the southwest section of Franklin County is bordered
by Frankfort to its' north, Anderson County to the south, the Kentucky River to
the east and the community of Bridgeport to the west.  Within the area is the
community of Farmdale and the property of Stewart Home School, former

KENTUCKY MILITARY INSTITUTE

 

   Property Owners in Cedar Run Including Farmdale
                                                                Alton & portion of Bridgeport - 1870                                                                                                                                                                                    

Name

Post Office

Place of Birth

Occupation

Settlement Date Acreage
ALLEN, ROBERT D Farmdale

Washington, D.C.

Superintendent K.M.I

1845

125

Averill, M.D.

Farmdale

Franklin Co., KY

Farmer

1839

225

Blakemore, George

Alton

Franklin Co., KY

Farmer

1838

350

Blakemore, J. N. Farmdale Franklin Co., KY Distiller & Farmer

1837

196

Brown, Scott Frankfort Franklin Co., KY Farmer

1818

800

Cole, J. H. Alton Anderson Co., KY Farmer

1882

233

Crockett, D. S. Bridgeport Anderson Co., KY Farmer

1856

44

FARMER, BEN Farmdale Franklin Co., KY Farmer & Merchant

1821

310

Green, George S. Farmdale Owen Co., KY Farmer & Merchant

1872

229

Hughes, B. S. Farmdale Shelby Co., KY Farmer & Teacher

1851

493

Johnson, M. A. Farmdale Franklin Co., KY Farmer

1833

5

JONES, COLON M. Farmdale Mercer Co., KY Dealer in horses

1867

640

McKee, S. D. Farmdale Franklin Co., KY Farmer

1818

212

Malone, William Farmdale Rutherford Co., TN Farmer

1862

3

Miner, Jefferson Frankfort Shelby Co., KY Carpenter

1855

45

Moore, William A. Farmdale Franklin Co., KY Farmer & Miller

1832

260

Parker, J. T. Farmdale Anderson Co., KY Farmer & Distiller

1845

60

Pattie, William Farmdale Franklin Co., KY Farmer

1810

155

Rogers, J. H. Frankfort Bourbon Co., KY Farmer

1849

100

Scofield, William Bridgeport Franklin Co., KY Farmer & Fruit Grower

1829

250

Thomas, J. H. Farmdale Franklin Co., KY Farmer

1855

347

Thomason, D. A. Frankfort Woodford Co., KY Farmer

1869

65

Vaughan, J. C. Frankfort Franklin Co., KY

Carpenter

1847

50

Vaughan, N. A. Frankfort Franklin Co., KY Farmer

1850

85

Wright, J. H.

Farmdale Shelby Co., KY Farmer

1836

1

                                                                                                                                                                             

Sources:
Atlas of Frankfort and Franklin County 1870-1880, by J. L. Drake & Company

Capitol on the Kentucky, by Kramer
Church and Family Graveyards of Franklin County, by KY Genealogical Society
Frankfort 200 Celebration 1786-1986
, by Frankfort's 200 Birthday Committee
History of Franklin County, Kentucky, by L. F. Johnson                                          

                                             


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