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Drive slow and on the eastern side of KY 388 in Madison Co., opposite the railroad tracks, you’ll see the actual red house the town of Red House was named for.
There’s a community there, all right, and it was raining, dogs if not cats, but nobody within a good mile or so had ever, ever heard of the town called by that name.
How do you exactly overlook something like Jumbo? Little towns, no matter how jumbo, sometimes get swallowed whole.
When it came time to name the Perry County town, it was apparently being overrun by the colorful insects.
The guy who ran the town’s first post office saw no reason not to be happy on a regular basis.
On the day before Easter Sunday 1810, a few people with a desire to bind themselves together in service to God and one another established a church at what is now the intersection of Ky. 112 and 36.
An historic black community in Kentucky built by U.S. Steel in 1917
It’s so much more, they know, than the rundown fringe of the used-to-be community you think you see.