Kenneth Pidgeon collection on mills in Clark and Fayette Counties, Kentucky

Abstract

The Kenneth Pidgeon collection on mills in Clark and Fayette Counties, Kentucky (dated 1990s-2009; 0.9 cubic feet; 2 boxes, 1 folder; 82.4 MB, 180 digital files) consists of physical and digital research files on mills in Clark and Fayette Counties, Kentucky, compiled by Kenneth G. Pidgeon.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Kenneth Pidgeon collection on mills in Clark and Fayette Counties, Kentucky
Extent
0.9 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Deeds -- Kentucky.
Mills and mill-work -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged in the order it was received.
Finding Aid Author
Ruth E. Bryan
Preferred Citation
2010ms043: [identification of item], Kenneth Pidgeon collection on mills in Clark and Fayette Counties, Ky., 1990s-2009, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Kenneth G. Pidgeon (b. 1961) is a retired employee of the Kentucky State Division of Water.
Scope and Content
The Kenneth Pidgeon collection on mills in Clark and Fayette Counties, Kentucky (dated 1990s-2009; 0.9 cubic feet; 2 boxes, 1 folder; 82.4 MB, 180 digital files) consists of physical and digital research files on mills in Clark and Fayette Counties, Kentucky, compiled by Kenneth G. Pidgeon. Notes are primarily photocopies of deeds, surveys, wills, court cases, and other documents, dating from the early 1780s through 2007, that document the location and history of individual mills. The names of mills and other structures include: Adams/Devore/Poindexter, Armstrong, Boggs Fork, Bowman, Cleveland/Rogers, Francis, Frank/Sharp/Duncan, Grimes, Higbee, McCall, Morgan, Parker, Pettit, Roger, Ryman, Spears/Evans, Tate's Creek, Winn, and Young. Also included are copies of Fayette County maps (1835-1843) and digital files in GPS, GTM, DBF, Shapefile formats, JPEG, Bitmap, and Microsoft Excel formats that plot points taken from deeds and surveys relating to the mills.
The collection began when Pidgeon was looking for springs in Fayette County as part of his work with the Kentucky State Division of Water. As he located the springs, he also noticed roads named for mills, which lead to his burgeoning interest in finding the remains of mills or mill sites (mill houses, dams, mill races, stone fences) and documenting their location using the Global Positioning System (GPS). To accomplish this, Pidgeon had to locate surveys or maps of each mill.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Mill Information

Adams/Devore/Poindexter mill and distillery [1833-1874]

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Armstrong mill [1739-1839]

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Boggs Fork Dam [1940-1948]

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Bowman's mill [1780s-1970s]

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Cleveland/Roger's mill [1793-1833]

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Fayette County mills, lists

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Francis, Evan survey and mill [1786-1827]

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Frank/Sharp/Duncan mill [1791-1817]

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Grimes mill [1782-1980s]

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Higbee [1882-1937]

  • Box 1, folder 10
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McCall, John [1784-1892]

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Morgan's Mill [1784-1803]

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Parker, John mill [1790-1957]

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Pettit's mill (Bluegrass C.C.) [1786-1977]

  • Box 1, folder 14
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Roger's mill [1805]

  • Box 1, folder 15
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Ryman's mill [1807-1908]

  • Box 1, folder 16
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Spears/Evans [1812-1891, 1979]

  • Box 1, folder 17
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Tate's Creek mill/Joshua Brown House/John Wesley Hunt mill [1798-1998]

  • Box 1, folder 18
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Winn's mill [1806-1943]

  • Box 1, folder 19
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Young's mill [1798-1950]

  • Box 1, folder 20
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Court records photocopies

  • Box 1, folder 21
  • Box 2, folder 1-2
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Maps and notes

  • Box 2, folder 3
  • Folder 1
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Mills research guides and articles

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Miscellaneous notes on historic mills

  • Box 2, folder 5
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The Millstone, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2007

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Mill laws

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Plat map software information

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Examples of drawings and handwriting

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Digital research files

  • DigitalFolder 2010ms043
The digital files (82.4 MB, 180 digital files) include GPS, GTM, DBF, Shapefile formats, JPEG, Bitmap, and Microsoft Excel formats that plot points taken from deeds and surveys relating to the mills.
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For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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