Samuel Curtwright's Station

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Samuel Curtwright's Station () - Samuel Curtwright (also spelled Cartwright or Cutwright) reportedly settled on the Clintonville Road near the Clark County line. A precise location was not determined for this site although it is mentioned in several primary sources. George Yocum (Draper mss. 12CC147-151) reported to John Dabney Shane that the "Cutwrights" had a station on Stoner Creek, near where Hornback's Mill was. George Trumbo, another pioneer interviewed by Shane, lived at the station and offered more specific information concerning it (Draper mss. 12CC113-116). He came to Kentucky in 1787 from the South Branch of the Potomac River area. After a brief return east, he settled permanently in Kentucky in 1788 at "Cutwright's" Station.

Trumbo placed the site three-quarters of a mile from Clintonville on the Holder Road (now Clintonville Road). At the time of the interview, Elizabeth Curtwright (wife of Henry, the youngest son) lived about 100 yards from the station site. Other families associated with the station were those of Thomas Longworth, Abraham Coffman, Samuel Hornbeck, Peter Curtwright and Richard Curtwright and George Trumbo's father. Simon Hornbeck also settled a station one-half mile to the southwest on Johnson's Fork about the same time and later built a mill on the same tributary. It is unlikely that either of these stations was fortified. Trumbo mentioned that they were never troubled by Indians.


  • O'Malley, Nancy, Stockading Up: A Study of Pioneer Stations in the Inner Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, Kentucky Heritage Council, University of Kentucky Program for Cultural Resource Assessment, 1987, rev 1994, 347 pages

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