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Steve Weston: How Montpellier/Montpelier got its name
The town started in Adair County, in what is now Russell County, KY. It was moved back into Adair County, KY the year Russell County was established in 1925, and remains in Adair to this day. Comments re photo 57743 Beautiful home Montpelier KY
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By Steve Weston
How Montpellier got its name. Montpellier translated from the French means balled mountain.
The Monpellier Post Office was originally built on top of the hill in what is now Russell County.
When the Post Office was built Circa 1814 there were no trees on the top of the hill. When Russell County was created December 14, 1825 from Adair and Cumberland Counties the Monpellier Post Office was moved into Adair County about 150 feet west of its present location.
Cyrus Wheat built his mansion and the Montpellier Mercantile and Post Office Circa 1844.
The foundation stones from the original Montpellier Post Office are still in the location where they moved the Post Office In 1825.
- Steve Weston
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