provided by Shirley Woodcock Jackson
in memory of her parents, Henry Frasier and Lacy Lee Turner Woodcock .
Established about 1850 by
Major Albert Anderson, Horse Cave's growth spurted after the arrival
of the L & N Railroad.
The name was changed to
Caverna (Spanish for cave) from 1868-1879 at which time it was
renamed Horse Cave.
Thanks to the building of a
hydroelectric system in the 1890s, Horse Cave was the
Kentucky's to have electric lights,
This photo acquired from a
postcard mailed to a Mrs. Maud Wilson, Green Co., KY in 1910.
Postcard postage at this time was one cent.
Wayne Hatcher note:
The Knob in the horizon is known as Pine Knob. Today, it
is located behind the Jr. Food Market east of Horse Cave overlooking
Hwy. 218. There are several nice homes built on it and
some residents have an address known as Wendy
Hill. The photograph in question was taken
from what is known as Pierce Knob, near a smaller incline known as
Barlow Hill. You can see Main Street running in the middle of
the picture and it is looking East over Horse Cave. If
you look close in the left center of the picture, you will see a
white building. This was the Christian Church
site. Present day 31W runs in the middle of the photo
left to right.