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Staffordsville, Kentucky
Staffordsville, Kentucky

Staffordsville was a Casey county community about 19 miles east of Liberty at Poplar Spring. It was established as a lumber mill town circa 1877 and an ox and mule-powered tram with wooden rails was built to haul lumber to Kings Mountain. The tram was replaced by a narrow gauge railroad and eventually a standard gauge railroad operated by the Cincinnati and Green River Railway. The line was eventually extended to Grove and finally Yosemite about 1886. The Staffordsville mill was moved closer to the remaining timber near Grove in the 1880s. The town at Staffordsville numbered several hundred people at its peak, but it was largely abandoned in the 1890s when the timber was exhausted. Staffordsville was named for the local manager for the timber company. A Staffordsville post office may have operated from 1885 for several years.

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