Fayette County, Kentucky Historic photos, documents, and people

1917

A view of the weekly "Court Days" that were held downtown Lexington, Kentucky - this photo from 1917. The Court Days would ultimately be ended in the early 20s as they became a huge point of congestio

ca. 1870

Overton Farm in Lexington, Kentucky was the childhood home of Lucretia Hart Clay, wife of Henry Clay. They were married in 1799 in this house which was demolished in the late 1800s. The land is now par

September, 1940

Burley tobacco is placed on sticks to wilt after cutting,before it is taken into the barn for drying and curing, on the Russell Spears' farm, vicinity of Lexington, Ky.

September, 1940

Burley tobacco is placed on sticks to wilt after cutting, before it is taken into the brn for drying and curing, on the Russell Spears' farm, vicinity of Lexington, Ky.

September, 1940

Burley tobacco is placed on sticks to wilt after cutting, before it is taken into the barn for drying and curing on the Russell Spears' farm, vicinity of Lexington, Ky.

September, 1940

Taking burley tobacco in from the fields, after it has been cut to dry and cure in the barn, on the Russell Spears' farm, vicinity of Lexington, Ky.

September, 1940

Taking Burley tobacco in from the fields after it had been cut, to dry and cure in the barn, on the Russell Spears' farm, vicinity of Lexington, Ky.

September, 1940

Field of Burley tobacco on farm of Russell Spears, drying and curing barn in the background, vicinity of Lexington, Ky.

August, 1940

Rounding up the staked tobacco to head to the barn. Photo taken August, 1940 on a farm outside Lexington, Ky.