Williamsburg, Kentucky
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A Town of Many Names
 

A town of many names, Williamsburg was referred to by Indians as Spring Ford due to the nearby Ford that crossed the Cumberland River and three nearby fresh water springs. The city was formed in 1818 due to the efforts of Samuel Cox who donated the land for the courthouse and sold lots for the town's formation. Williamsburg was also known as Whitley Courthouse and Cox's Crossing. the present name was given to honor the famous Indian fighter and pioneer, William Whitley, who the county is also named after..

  

Williamsburg Depot

"Over A 100 Years of History"

 

Depot for web

Williamsburg Depot

Turn of the Century

Depot new

Williamsburg 

Depot 2008

 

Williamsburg began to flourish when the Lebanon-Knoxville branch of the Louisville and Nashville railroad was completed to Jellico, Tennessee, and the Southern Railway had completed its branch from Knoxville to Jellico in 1883. The completion of the railway lines saw an abundance of growth in the local businesses causing and influx of people. Williamsburg entered into a period of rapid growth. During this period of time, the main part of town was near the Depot which was located on Fifth Street, near where First Baptist Church now stands. In 1905, the Depot was moved to its present location on Main Street.

 

Downtown Williamsburg

"Through the Years"

 

Downtown

 

Downtown Williamsburg

Early 1900's

 

West Main

 

West On Main

East Main

  

East On Main

 

Downtown s

  

East on Main

1940's

  

downtown s

East on Main

1950's

downtown 

East on Main 2008

 

Whitley County Court House

 

Old Whitley County Courthouse
Court House

 

WC County

  

Historic Homes of Williamsburg

 

Old Home

Dr. Moss House

Cumberland Avenue

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A. T. Siler House

Ridge Avenue

Perkins House

Perkins House

Main Street

 

Gatliff House

Gatliff House

Main Street

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N. A. Archer's House

Main Street

Dr Finleys

Dr. Finley's House

Sycamore Street

 

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