Long Gone Lyon County Lives on in Photos

Long Gone Lyon County. The places in this posting no longer exist. Oh, the soil is still there. Sometimes it’s under water, though.  Maybe hidden by overgrown trees now, somewhere in Land Between the Lakes. Or rebuilt, in the case of the Eddyville Court House.

Perhaps you recognize one or two of these old buildings. Maybe you stayed at Benberry Motel between the rivers. Maybe you attended Cross Roads Baptist church? Rode Hillman Ferry? Did you ever go to the Dogwood Lodge? I’ve never even heard of it. Does anyone have a story about these places they would like to share?

Some of you may even be old enough to have splashed about in the Kuttawa Mineral Springs Swimming Pool. Certainly not me. I have no recollection at all of it.

Long Gone Lyon County - Between the rivers - Calhoun Grocery
Long Gone Lyon County – Between the rivers – Calhoun Grocery

Dogwood Lodge Between the Rivers
Dogwood Lodge Between the Rivers
typical road between the rivers - Willow Creek area
typical road between the rivers – Willow Creek area
Sardis Methodist church between the rivers
Sardis Methodist church between the rivers
Paynes Grocery between the rivers
Paynes Grocery between the rivers
Long Gone Lyon County - old Eddyville court house
Long Gone Lyon County – old Eddyville court house
new Eddyville court house
new Eddyville court house
Kuttawa Mineral Springs Swimming Pool
Kuttawa Mineral Springs Swimming Pool
Hillman Ferry
Hillman Ferry
Cross Roads Baptist church between the rivers
Cross Roads Baptist church between the rivers
Benberry Motel between the rivers
Benberry Motel between the rivers
Long Gone Lyon County - another aerial view of old Eddyville
Long Gone Lyon County – another aerial view of old Eddyville

 

If I have mislabeled any of these locations, please let me know. I try to be as accurate as I can.

 

© Wade Kingston

 

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