ⓘ Nortonville, Kentucky

                                     

ⓘ Nortonville, Kentucky

Nortonville owes its existence to the railroad industry and is named for Eckstein Norton, a Kentucky-born investment banker who started as a clerk in a country store in Russellville, Kentucky, in 1846. Norton participated in the creation of the Elizabethtown and Paducah Railroad in the late 1860s east-west tracks. He then purchased 2.000 acres 8.1 km 2 of land in what would become "Norton Village", later changed to "Nortonville" around 1900. Norton became a shipping agent for the Illinois Central Railroad, which eventually acquired the Elizabethtown & Paducah Railroad. The north-south railroad, named the Evansville, Henderson and Nashville, was completed through Nortonville in 1872. It was purchased in a foreclosure sale in 1879 by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. Norton became president of the L&,N Railroad on October 6, 1886. By 1886, Nortonville was one of only nine towns in the L&,N system to have a steam hoist to unload and transfer freight. By then, the city was concentrated around a junction of the IC and L&,N Railroads. Nortonville saw growth after 1902, when investors purchased land from the Norton heirs and opened a shaft coal mine as the Nortonville Coal Company. They also operated an electric power plant.

Nortonville implemented its first water system in 1936 and paved streets in 1956. Centralized wastewater treatment system, built in the late 1970s, opening the possibility for further growth. The Nortonville city hall occupies a well maintained 1930-ies of the high school building, which was constructed by the WPA.

                                     
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  • south of Madisonville, the county seat, and 3 miles 5 km north of Nortonville Interstate 69 passes east of Mortons Gap, with access from Exit 37