Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Dixie Highway

The Dixie Highway near Berea, originally ran from Kingston over what is now called Old Old US 25, past the Silver Creek Elementary School, up Cemetery Hill to Main Street in Berea, and into Rockcastle County on what is now Scaffold Cane Road. In 1925 a national motorcade stopped in Berea to celebrate the opening of the highway from Michigan to Florida.

The building of this road sparked a real estate development just north of town called the "Dixie Highway Park" or "Dixie Park" as it is called today.

The Scaffold Cane section of the road was a problem for years. In 1927 a new portion of the road was buildt from Berea to Roundstone in Rockcastle County to replace the hilly Scaffold Cane section. This new section of road was known around Berea as "the concrete" becuase of its composition.

The Dixie Highway was renamed U.S. Highway 25 in 1926.

A portion of the road north of Berea on the section between Highway 1016 and Kingston became known as "deadman's curve" because of the frequency of accidents. Later, Highway 1016 was constructed to eliminate this part of the roadway.

See Berea Citizen, 11 May 1916; 29 Jun 1916; 22 Feb 1917; 26 Apr 1917; 24 May 1917; 16 Aug 1917; 18 Apr 1918; 27 Jun 1918; 21 May 1919; 19 May 1921; 20 Apr 1922; 25 May 1922, p3; 19 Oct 1922; 1 Jan 1925; 3 Sep 1925; 10 Sep 1925; 8 Oct 1925; 20 May 1926; 1 Jul 1926; 1 Sep 1927, p1 and 4.

6 Comments:

Blogger your said...

phentermine nice :)

6:39 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

earn money - tramadol cool blog :)

8:11 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

earn money - tramadol cool blog :)

2:24 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

earn money - health insurance - debt consolidation - tramadol cool blog :)

9:50 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

Buy Phentermine and Valium online. Lowest Price. Phentermine - Valium

3:36 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

Buy Phentermine and Valium online. Lowest Price. Phentermine - Valium

1:13 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home