Thursday, March 26, 2009

Machpelah Cemetery

Atop the hill on Locust Street, overlooking downtown, is the largest cemetery in Mt. Sterling, Machpelah. It is the final resting place of many civil war soldiers, the town's founders and contains many interesting markers and beautiful statues. Machpelah was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. The cemetery is divided by Locust Street, over which there is a wooden bridge. The bridge is sturdy, but doesn't sound like it when you are driving over!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Another Car on the Train to Nowhere

This old red caboose is located in Olive Hill, just off US 60. I believe it was part of the C & O rail.

Friday, March 13, 2009

What the Heck is This?

Across from the old brickyard is this mystery: A field of concrete pyramids. No one I have talked to seems to know what they are for or what they are doing there. Right in the middle of the pyramids is an old junk car... Perhaps a sacrifice to please the concrete spirit?

Olive Hill Brickyard

A long time ago, Olive Hill was thriving because of the brickyard that employed many of it's residents. It has been years since anyone worked here. Now, the brickyard is chain-fenced, padlocked, and deserted. The property is on the west end of town, below the bridge on US 60.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Statue of Liberty... In Olive Hill?

This small reproduction of the Statue of Liberty stands on Main Street (US 60) in front of the old Olive Hill Elementary.

Soldier Market

Nothing much goes on anymore at the old Soldier Market. Located in Soldier, Ky off Hwy 174.