Meade County, Kentucky was home to some of the first peoples of the Americas. Since around 10,000 BC the Paleoindians inhabited the region. With a history this long and rich, stories are bound to appear.
Read on, if you dare.
Stories to chill and thrill you
Frank Morris, wrote in the April 17, 1996 edition of the Meade County Messenger about a special place that he visited near Battletown called “Indian Dance”.
In 1890, Mrs. Jessie Higbee, a neatly dressed and prepossessing young country woman, was placed in jail. Against her name on the slate was written the common-place charge of lunacy, but behind that is the accusation of a crime so horrible as it was incredible.
In the late 1890’s a man named Buck Padgett, lived in Paradise Bottom. He thought that his wife was bewitching him and took it upon himself to put a stop to it…with an ax.
This is the story on how Stanley Young swore revenge on his Uncle William for the murder of his father. Marsh’s untimely end still haunts downtown Brandenburg to this day.
A ghost town is now the site of one of a familiar legend, but in an unfamiliar setting. One two men stood in a duel, one never realized he lost.
There’s a tale about a flagman on a railroad who simply lost his head while in Meade County!
Before the 1840’s, human bones of immense size were found. One skull it was said, was large enough to completely encase the skull of an ordinary man! In 1871, near Peckinpaugh’s Landing, a rather large cave was found, along with a pile of human bones.
Found in a field near Paradise Bottom in 1912 by Craig Crecelius. This stone is surrounded by mystery and questions who were the first non-native explorers to our area?
The most infamous folklore in Meade County comes from the small town of Battletown, Ky., where a young woman was burned alive in a smokehouse in the 19th century after locals accused her of being a witch.
From time to time bodies of people who fell in the river and drowned were found washed on shore in Brandenburg. Sometimes the still roam looking for graves lost long ago.
Fire in the Sky has always been commonplace in Meade. Here are some famous and infamous stories of the terror that comes from the sky.