Metcalfe County, KY



The community of Rockland Mills, a prosperous village was located on the South Fork of the Little Barren River about four miles east of Knob Lick and two miles north of Beechville.  Sampson Jones was the first postmaster of the Post Office established there in 1853.  There was a general store, blacksmith shop, and drugstore along with  a vineyard and winery and a water grist mill.  Before the Civil War Rockland Mills had a slave market.


<View from the cliff looking down on the creek

"The Cut" >






Several years before the Civil war slaves were used to make a cut through a limestone cliff along the Little Barren.  Today it is referred to as "The Cut".It's purpose was to divert water from the river into a bottom on the other side of the cliff during flooding.  There was a covered bridge (burned during the Civil War) spanning the river above "The Cut".





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