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2016 Adair County Fair - Aerial view by Jason Mardis

2016-07-03 - Adair County Fairgrounds, 413 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Jason Mardis, Aerial Concepts, Columbia, KY (c) Phone 270-250-1867.
It is expected to be the last year the Adair County Fairgrounds will have any of this look, except for the "Reverse D" deep green in the foreground above. That's the City Park which, for the moment, is not part of the ongoing negotiations to make the Fairgrounds part of the Lindsey Wilson College's campus. Within the park, on the left, is the old City Swimming Pool, now filled in and a light brown in the photo. On the right is a paved tennis Court. The park also has restrooms, kiddy play grounds, and a much used outdoor basketball court. On the lower right is Adair County Extension office, not part of the grounds. The pale blue building is VFW Post 6097, which will be moved to a new site, just outside the frame, in the top right of the photo. The road to the right is Fairground Street /KY 206, which becomes Liberty Road across Russell Creek, and was known as "Stanford Road," when the fairgrounds was first located here. The upper part of the oval, with the carnival was once known as the grove, and was the homefield for a number of great Adair County Baseball teams - amateur, high school, and semi-pro. For many years, that area provided parking and strictly fair - not carnival features. In those days, the carnival lot fronted on fairground street. On the left in the photo is a large trailer park which is not part of the fairground and will not be affected by the sale. - CM

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