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Mike Watson: Old Joseph Turner settlement on Crocus

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By Mike Watson
Adair County Historian

In searching through old photos I found this one (accompanying photo) of the Old Joseph Turner settlement on Crocus. I took this in the late 1970s or early 1980s, not many years prior to the devastating fire that completely destroyed all evidence, save for the chimneys. Constructed of log, with parts of it going back to the first Turners on the site, it was one of the oldest buildings in that end of the county. A great loss to all, especially the many, many descendants of the Turner clan.


I well recall going all over it as a youth. Our dad, Carl Watson, often worked with Mr. Dewey Turner, and as I recall, helped recover the house in the 1970s. An unusual feature of this structure, made up of several parts, was that to get to the kitchen, one had to go outside and in another door.

Volumes could be written about this building and those who lived here or are descended from the Turners. Mrs. Waggener might want to tackle that one, as she is one of the vast number who may claim relations to this land and house.


This story was posted on 2015-09-02 09:43:39
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Mike Watson: Old Jos. Turner Place on Crocus



2015-09-02 - Inroad, Adair County, KY - Photo from the collection of Mike Watson.
In searching through old photos I found this one of the Old Joseph Turner settlement on Crocus. I took this in the late 1970s or early 1980s, not many years prior to the devastating fire that completely destroyed all evidence, save for the chimneys. Constructed of log, with parts of it going back to the first Turners on the site, it was one of the oldest buildings in that end of the county. A great loss to all, especially the many, many descendants of the Turner clan. - Mike Watson

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