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Glasgow in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

F. M. Jones and Bro. General Store

 
 
F. M. Jones and Bro. General Store Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
1. F. M. Jones and Bro. General Store Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.  In 1855, John and Francis Marion Jones formed a partnership for selling goods at Myers Steam Mill on Beaver Creek in Barren County. A petition for a post office was granted in 1856 & name changed from Myers Mill to Coral Hill. Store was catalyst leading to a village that included homes, churches, a school, blacksmith, cobbler, & mill.

The Cumberland Trace Stage Line passed through Coral Hill twice daily, traveling northbound to Lexington and southbound to Nashville. The trip from Nashville to Lexington was approximately 214 miles, requiring seven days travel. Stage line was discontinued after the Civil War.
 
Erected 2015 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2474.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCommunicationsEducationIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location.
F. M. Jones and Bro. General Store Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
2. F. M. Jones and Bro. General Store Marker (Side 2)
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37° 2.893′ N, 85° 51.364′ W. Marker is in Glasgow, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker is at the intersection of Coral Hill-Lecta Road and Coral Hill Road (Kentucky Route 740), on the right when traveling east on Coral Hill-Lecta Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2990 Coral Hill Road, Glasgow KY 42141, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Farmers Rural Electric Co-Op Substation (approx. 2.6 miles away); Long Hunters' Camp (approx. 4 miles away); Home of Arthur Krock / Historic Home (approx. 4.7 miles away); Home of Gov. Leslie (approx. 4.7 miles away); Barren County, 1798 (approx. 4.8 miles away); Barren County Korean Conflict Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Barren County Viet Nam Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glasgow.
 
F. M. Jones and Bro. General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
3. F. M. Jones and Bro. General Store Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 16, 2022