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KENTUCKY-
PRINCETON
, KY- 6/16/05

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Princeton, Kentucky

HISTORY of PRINCETON, KENTUCKY

COUNTY NAMED, 1809
For General John Caldwell.  Born Virginia; came Kentucky, 1781.  Major General in militia; Indian campaigns.  With George Rogers Clark, 1786.  Member Danville Conventions, 1787, 1788, which adopted petition "demanding admission into the Union."  State Senator, 1792 - 1796.  Elected Lieutenant Governor with Governor Greenup, 1804; served September 4 to death, November 19, 1804.  Caldwell out of Livingston County.

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CONVERGING OF INDIAN TRAILS
Saline, Eddy, and Varmint traces met at Big Spring (Princeton) and developed into today's roads.  First forged by buffalo, later used by Indians and pioneers.  A fork of Saline crossed Ohio River at Cave-in-Rock;  another at Golconda, Illinois,  Eddy Trace also known as Palmyra-Princeton Trail.  Varmint Trace ran from Princeton to Cumberland River.

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SHANDY HALL (PRINCETON)
Shandy Hall, two-story stone home on bluff above Big Spring, built by William Prince on his 200 acre survey made in 1798.  Prince a Revolutionary War veteran from South Carolina, began town on waters of Eddy Creek.  In 1817, Princetown became county seat of Caldwell County.  Changed to Princeton the next year, it was situated on 50 acre donation of Prince heirs.
DOWN TOWN PRINCETON, KENTUCKY

LOCATIONS OF TWENTY-TWO COURTHOUSES IN KENTUCKY BURNED DURING CIVIL WAR
Route of Brigadier General Hylan B Lyon, December 1864    .  Courthouses burned on Lyon's Raid (Burkesville, Cadiz, Campbellsville, Hartford, Hodgenville, Hopkinsville, Leitchfield, Madisonville, Princeton).  Other courthouses which were burned as an incident to the war (Albany, Harlan, Harrisburg, Lebanon, Marion, Mayfield, Morehead, Mt Sterling, Owensboro, Owingsville, Stanton, Taylorsville, Tompkinsville).
Caldwell County Courthouse
BIG SPRING (In middle of down town Princeton)
DOWNTOWN PRINCETON... Block by Block as seen by the Camera on 6-16-2005


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