Newberg, Todd County, Kentucky

As early as 1815 there was a little hamlet on the Russellville and Hopkinsville road exactly half way between those two points. As early as 1816 Elisha B. Edwards had a store there and ran it for two or three years; it was within a half mile from the center of what is now Todd County, and when the question of constituting Todd began to be agitated, it was thought that that point would become the county seat. In 1817 Maj. John Gray had a store there, followed by James Kendal, who kept store about 1817-18-19. The location of the county seat at Elkton in 1819 was the death-knell of this little town, ‘which soon after ran down.
 

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