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The Garnett House and its owner, Judge James Garnett



2010-09-19 - Photo Collage from CM file photos. 300 block, Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY
Judge James Garnett, father of the one-time Attorney General of Kentucky, was one of the truly great heroes of Adair County History. He lost the use of his right hand in an act of heroism when the Bank of Columbia was robbed in 1876 and learned to write with his left. This house, above, left, belonged to Judge James Garnett and later to his daughter Jennie Garnett, and was located within a few hundred yards of the town square in Columbia at the turn of the last century. While the house no longer exists, one feature in the picture above does give a hint to the location-- the bridge over the creek, which can still be seen on Campbellsville Street. The picture is from a small biography, "Judge James Garnett" by James Garnett II, self published, Louisville, 1934. An item in today's 100 Years ago (more or less) refers to Judge Garnett's son's race for attorney general of Kentucky..





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