The History of Fordsville, Ohio county Kentucky

Edith Freer's book is a warm, well-documented history of Fordsville, Kentucky, a rural community in Ohio County.  Her stories take you from Fordsville's earliest settlers in 1790 to 1992 (shortly before Mrs. Freer's death).  Mrs. Freer's journey takes you through  the glory days when the town prospered from oil and coal and how the Louisville & Nashville and the Illinois Central Railroad systems kept Fordsville from feeling the depth of the depression throughout the thirties.  Learn about the three fires that nearly destroyed the town and the proud and determined citizens that continue to love and preserve their beautiful community.

Written by Edith Freer

Learn about the earliest settlers
Years include 1833-1990
Take a 1907 Tour with John Russell Cooper
Enjoy historical photos of citizens and the town
Track Fordsville Ancestry

Published in 1991

Early Days of Fordsville
When Trains Came to Fordsville
Unusual Events - Tragedies
Outstanding Fordsville Residents
Our Heroes in Service

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We are located right off Main Street in Fordsville, Kentucky.

Fordsville L & N Depot Museum
32 Ridge Road, Fordsville, KY 42343
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 18, Fordsville, KY 42343
Contact Phone: Charles Mattingly:  270-929-5792
E-mail Fordsvilleweb@hughes.ent

museum hours

Thursday:  12:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday:  11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:  11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.