Worthington and Springdale Carol Brenner Tobe

ISBN: 9781467112949

Published: January 12th 2015

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128 pages


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Worthington and Springdale  by  Carol Brenner Tobe

Worthington and Springdale by Carol Brenner Tobe
January 12th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 128 pages | ISBN: 9781467112949 | 4.16 Mb

The Jefferson County communities of Worthington and Springdale are located on Brownsboro Road, 12 miles east of Louisville. The areas abundant water sources and fertile soil attracted the earliest settlers in the late 1700s, and farms, mills, andMoreThe Jefferson County communities of Worthington and Springdale are located on Brownsboro Road, 12 miles east of Louisville. The areas abundant water sources and fertile soil attracted the earliest settlers in the late 1700s, and farms, mills, and blacksmith shops sprang up along the streams. The Brownsboro Road (originally called Brownsboro Turnpike) served farmers selling their produce, as well as the wealthy gentleman farmers who built fine homes in the rural countryside.

The fertile soil was particularly suited to growing potatoes, and the Worthington Potato Growers Cooperative handled thousands of barrels daily. The community came together to construct churches and a fine stone school building, establish a cemetery, and organize a fire department. The historic African American community of Taylortown survives in the Taylortown African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church, established in 1868. Today, suburban sprawl has erased all but a few vestiges of the once-thriving farming communities.



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