Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Cerulean in Trigg County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cerulean Springs / Cerulean Springs Hotel

/ 1817-1925

 
 
Cerulean Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 30, 2021
1. Cerulean Springs Marker
Inscription.  
Cerulean Springs
1792 - First permanent settlement made by Robert Goodwin.
1797 - Jesse Goodwin built first water mill on Muddy Fork.
1803 - Prof. Maxwell taught first school.
1806 - Muddy Fork Primitive Baptist Church org.: closed 1954.
1824 - Cerulean Sprs. Post Ofc. est., “Springs” dropped, 1894.
1858 - Cerulean Missionary Baptist Church organized.
1861 - “Turner Graveyard” est.; Cerulean Cemetery, 1920.
1885 - Railroad service - I.A. & T. & I. C.; 1887-1941.
1888 - March 9, Cerulean Springs Incorporated.
1892 - Cave Spring Baptist Church organized.
1900 - Cerulean Methodist Church organized, burned 1966.
1903 - Cerulean Milling Co. constructed, burned 1952. Bank of Cerulean opened, stock $15,000, closed 1941.
1905 - Rural Free Delivery established out of post office.
1908 - July 21, Night Riders burned I.C.R.R. Depot.
1909 - Cumberland Telephone Co. line run from Cadiz.
1914 - Cerulean Springs Masonic Lodge No. 875, organized.
1918 - Cerulean Springs Telephone Co. org., sold 1956.
1928 - Cerulean Grade
Cerulean Springs Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 30, 2021
2. Cerulean Springs Hotel Marker
& High School built, closed 1963.
1929 - Electric lights powered by Ky.-Tenn. Power & Light. Co.
1945 - Pennyrile REA electrical lines extended to area.
1971 - “Big Fire” 2 stores, Masonic Hall, old bank & Post Ofc.

Cerulean Springs Hotel
1817-1925
1806 - July 7, Springs land surveyed for Jesse Goodwin, (1760 1848).
1811 - New Madrid Earthquake sank black sulfur spring & in its place a spring of blue sulfur water broke through into Muddy Fork Creek.
1817 - Kinchen Killebrew (1757-1839), bought spring & 60 acres: opened health resort of cabins for visitors around the spring.
1835 - Spring & 300 acres sold to Col. Philemon H. Anderson (1787-1866) for $2,250, sold to C.H. Anderson, 1865, for $9,000.
1868 - John W. Hicks bought hotel & 50 acres. $2,000, hotel burned 1869.
1869 - New hotel constructed. 2 story frame, 22 rooms.
1879 - J.T. Harper installed a ram & subterranean pipe to supply spring water to hotel guests. Ten Pin Alley & Ballroom constructed.
1888 - S.W. Gunn & Co. bought hotel for $15.000.
1894 - Hotel sold to John W. Stith for $12,000.
1899 - Hotel sold to Sam Boyd for $7,500, sold to Capt. R.S. "Dick" Pool, 131 acres for $8,000.
1901 - Three story frame hotel annex built, 50 rooms, 760' of porches.
1903 - Cerulean Sprs. Hotel Co., Inc.. bought by
Cerulean Springs / Cerulean Springs Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 30, 2021
3. Cerulean Springs / Cerulean Springs Hotel Marker
T.O. Turner, $10,000.
1904 - Hotel ballroom, bowling alley, barbershop & bathrooms burned.
1905 - Dancing pavilion constructed: skating rink built in 1907.
1918 - Hotel property & 40 acres, sold to Bessie Murchie, $5,000.
1924 - G.A. Hankley bought hotel at public auction for $10,000.
1925 - Aug. 29- Cerulean Springs Hotel burned at sundown.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionDisastersIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 57.936′ N, 87° 42.596′ W. Marker is in Cerulean, Kentucky, in Trigg County. Marker is at the intersection of Cobb Road (Kentucky Route 126) and Cerulean Bainbride Road (Kentucky Route 124), on the right when traveling east on Cobb Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cerulean KY 42215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Night Rider Movement (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ranger Leader Blinded (approx. 7 miles away); Skirmish at Grubb's Crossroads (approx. 7 miles away); Universalist Church (approx. 8.4 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 10 miles away); County Named, 1820 (approx. 10 miles away); Site of Burnett Home (approx. 10.2 miles away); U.K. Research and Education Center (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
Cerulean Springs Hotel postcard image. Click for full size.
By Public domain, circa 1905
4. Cerulean Springs Hotel postcard
Postcard depicts the 1901 annex as viewed from a nearby train station.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Paid Advertisement
Mar. 4, 2021