Petersburg in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Lewis Loder (1819-1905) / Petersburg Distillery
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
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, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 2459.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. 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); Medal of Honor Citations (approx. 1.8 miles away in Indiana); Dearborn County American Revolution War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away in Indiana); Dearborn County World War II War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away in Indiana); Dearborn County Korean War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away in Indiana); Dearborn County World War I War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away in Indiana); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away in Indiana); Dearborn County (approx. 1.8 miles away in Indiana).
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