Gallatin County Cities & Towns


Some information Transcribed from the 1881-82 Kentucky State Gazetteer and Business Directory

Reynolds Historical Genealogy Collection

Allen County Public Library, 900 Webster Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46801

Published by R. L. Polk & Co. and A. C. Danser

Additional information from 1879 was posted with permission from Kentucky Explorer


This is a settlement of 250 people in Gallatin county, on the L. L.&C. R'y, 68 miles from Louisville and 7 miles from Warsaw, the county seat. It has 1 saw-mill, 2 churches and a private school. Corn, hogs and tobacco are shipped. Adams Express. Daily mail. R. E. Foster, postmaster.

Business Directory, 1881-82

Anderson C., wagon-maker

Brock J. D., general store

Calender Philip, hotel

Crouch H. B., leaf tobacco

Daniel A. D., general store

Denton J. M., general store, ex and R.R. agt.

Dorman A., millinery

Foster R. E., druggist

Horton & Moss, blacksmiths

Kemper A., grocer and leaf tobacco

Lilly David, boots and shoes

Noel A. D., lawyer and teacher

Noel B. S., hotel

Noel & Son, general store

Norman B. W., saw and gristmill

Norton T. H., undertaker

Skirvin Mrs. S., millinery

Spencer Rev T. A., (Baptist) and teacher

Yager O. B., physician



In the northern part of Gallatin county, eight miles northeast of Warsaw, the county seat, and two and one half miles west of Elliston, its nearest shipping point on the L.C. & L. R.R. Semi-weekly mail. Population, 60, J. S. Turley, postmaster.

Business Directory, 1879

Allin, D. B., physician

Brett, W. H., livestock

Craig, T. T., livestock

Jones, M. J., wagonmaker

Jones, W. H., painter

Kortze, Lee, painter

Richards, W. S., physician

Landrom, J. A., carpenter

Lillard, M. H., livestock

Steele, W. A., blacksmith

Tillard, M. H., farmer

Turley, J. S. & Co., general store

Turley, Samuel, surveyor

Turley, S. E., teacher

Turley, T. J. Jr., justice


In 1876, the R. L. Polk Company published The Kentucky State Gazetteer and Business Directory, which listed information about virtually every town in Kentucky.  The listings from Gallatin County are these:

 Glencoe Napoleon
Sparta Sugar Creek
Walnut Lick Warsaw

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