Henderson County, Kentucky



The finest lands in the county were insignificantly cheap, so that any man of ordinary industry could secure himself a home. For instance, in 1798 John WILLIAMS , Robert BURTON and Archibald HENDERSON , surviving executor of Richard HENDERSON , sold to General Samuel HOPKINS and Mark ALEXANDER , all of the land on the Ohio near the mouth of Green River, and one hundred acres adjoining the town of Henderson, amounting in the aggregate, to five thousand six hundred and fourteen acres, for the price of seventy-five cents per acre, and that on credit.

One year later, General HOPKINS sold to Henry PURVIANCE , four lots of one acre each, in the town of Henderson, and lots Nos. 4 and 5, containing ten acres each, for the round sum of one hundred and ninety dollars.

History of Henderson County, Kentucky by Edmund L. Starling, pg 99


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