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Petersburg in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lewis Loder (1819-1905) / Petersburg Distillery

 
 
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Photographed By Steve Stoessel, April 30, 2019
1. Lewis Loder Marker
Inscription.  
Lewis Loder (1819-1905). Born in Pennsylvania, he moved to Petersburg in 1858 and lived in a c. 1840 house at Tanner & Front Sts. He served as justice of the peace and operated a tavern in his home for many years. Loder was hired as clerk & bookkeeper at the Petersburg Distillery, 1865. His diaries recorded distillery business as well as daily life In Boone Co. from 1857-1904

Petersburg Distillery. Est. in 1817 as Petersburg Steam Mill Co. at the south end of town, In 1833 William Snyder bought the mill; 3 years later he was distilling whiskey. By 1861, he had lost the business. In 1869, it was sold to Freiburg & Workum and it became the largest distillery in Ky. Closed & dismantled by 1919, the bricks were used in many buildings in town.
 
Erected 2015 by Boone County Historical Society, Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 2459.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
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. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 39° 4.191′ N, 84° 52.152′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker is on Front Street west of Tanner Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg KY 41080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tanner’s Station 1789 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Petersburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Welcome to Petersburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles Clinton Fleek (1947-1969) / Medal of Honor Recipient (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vance-Tousey House (approx. 1.6 miles away in Indiana); a different marker also named Vance-Tousey House (approx. 1.6 miles away in Indiana); Angevine Log Cabin (approx. 1.6 miles away in Indiana); Angevine Cabin (approx. 1.6 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Petersburg Distillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, April 30, 2019
2. Petersburg Distillery Marker
Ohio River At Petersburg image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, April 30, 2019
3. Ohio River At Petersburg
Petersburg image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, April 30, 2019
4. Petersburg
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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