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Mackville City


Looking east along Mackville Road, Mackville, Washington County, KY.

Photo: Looking east along Mackville Road, Mackville, Washington County, KY. The Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. Photograph by Jennifer Ryall, 2011/2012, for nomination document, Mackville Historic District, Washington County, KY, NR# 12001203, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places.

Beginnings [1]

Mackville, originally Maxville or Macksville, was established in December 1818 on the lands of John McKittrick and Matthew Flournoy. It was named for early settlers John McKittrick, a Revolutionary War soldier from Virginia, and twins Alexander and Richard McDonald. John McKittrick initially settled on the outskirts of Mackville and owned 2,000 acres of land; he eventually moved to what is now the center of Mackville. The McKittrick Cemetery, a family cemetery, was the first in Mackville and was historically located at the rear of the 100 Mackville-Willisburg Road parcel. Another early family cemetery is the Sweeney Cemetery, located back far from the road near the Yancey Farm.

  1. Jennifer Ryall, University of Kentucky Archaeological Survey, Mackville Historic District, Washington County, KY, nomination document, 2012, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.
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