IMAGES From Nostalgiaville
KENTUCKY-
HOPKINSVILLE
, KY- 2/02/03

NOTE: A Click of your Mouse on most of the pictures will enlarge them for better viewing

COUNTY NAMED, 1797
For Colonel William Christian, native Virginian, soldier, politician, and pioneer.  Served as Colonel in Revolution, member Virginia Legislature.  Moved family to Jefferson County in 1685, where his Virginia land grants totaled 9,000 acres.  Killed 1786, defending frontier against Indians.  Original county taken from Logan included area of 16 present day counties and parts of four others.
BRIDGING HOPKINSVILLE hop78.jpg (12123 bytes)
MEMORIAL TO FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS Dedicated to all peace officers in Christian County who have made the Supreme Sacrifice.
"Blessed are the peace makers: for they shall be called the children of God." (Matthew 5:9)
JAMES O WADDELL
Administrator of Urban Renewal and First Director of Hopkinsville Housing Authority from July 1, 1950 until his death November 2, 1977.  His deep sense of responsibility and outstanding service in these programs serve as an inspiration for the highest standards of future administrations.  This marker erected by his friends and family in his honor.
VIRGINIA PARK 
Bequeathed by John O Latham August 10, 1909.  A memorial to his mother.  Opened August 8, 1913.
BUILDINGS of DOWNTOWN HOPKINSVILLE

COURTHOUSE BURNED
General Hylan B Lyon with 800 men invaded Kentucky on December 1864, to enforce CSA draft law and divert USA from Nashville.  In 23 days he burned seven courthouses used by Union forces.  Courthouse at Hopkinsville burned December 12.  All county records saved.  Commandeered clothing and went on.  Returned on 16th, skirmished with   U S force and moved to Madisonville.
CHRISTIAN COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER
B. P. O. E. ELKS LODGE 545

I. O. O. F. BUILDING
HOTEL LATHAM
Erected on this site, 1894, and named for Hopkinsville native and philanthropist, John C Latham, Jr.  Structure was Italian Renaissance style.  It became a well known tourist stop, social and civic center.  Among famous guests: Vice President Charles Curtis, William J Bryan, John Philip Sousa, Ethel Barrymore and Captain Eddie Rickenbacker.  Hotel burned 1940.
L & N RAILROAD PASSENGER STATION
SAMARITAN ASSOCIATION BUILDING Building Constructed 1907
Building Constructed 1883

Old Fire Hall Building
CHURCHES of HOPKINSVILLE
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Organized in 1813, traditionally by the Reverend Gideon Blackburn, a pioneer minister and missionary to the Cherokee Indians.  Present church building, not including later additions, was built during the period 1848 - 1852.  Used as a hospital during severe epidemic that swept the camp of Confederates under Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest through the winter of 1861 - 62.
FREEMAN CHAPEL CME CHURCH

Organized 1866
Building Erected 1926
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Organized 1831 by local laymen with aid of George P Giddinge, Maryland missionary, who became first rector, and Benjamin B Smith, later first Bishop of Kentucky and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.  First church was built ca. 1850 on Virginia Street.  On October 10, 1875, Jefferson Davis, an Episcopalian and native of Christian County, worshiped there.
TRINIDAD CHAPEL CME CHURCH

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH

Founded 1888
VIRGINIA STREET BAPTIST CHURCH

Established 1861
HISTORIC HOMES of HOPKINSVILLE
Hopkinsville is blessed with many historic homes, and at least two historic districts for the city have been designated.

To follow is a  composite of  pictures of Historic Homes and the Walls. All pictures can be enlarged by clicking your mouse on them.
WALLS of HOPKINSVILLE
Every city has at least one unique feature that sets it apart from sister cities.  Many of the masonry walls of the down town buildings in Hopkinsville have had scenes painted on them.  Some of the walls project an historical prospective of the area, while others advertise products from the past and have faded with time. 

wpe44E.jpg (20114 bytes)

SIGNS of the TIMES from HOPKINSVILLE
BEGINNING PAGE STATES HOME PAGE
Become a Member Add us to Your Favorites E-Mail Us

Travel Site Map