NoDestination: Spears


Spears, Kentucky is one of those county-straddlers. Because the center of Tates Creek Road was used as the boundary between Jessamine and Fayette counties upon the creation of the former, this community on Tates Creek Road (KY-1974 at the junction with KY-169) is also in both counties. It was settled in the early 1790s by John L. Spears; other settlors followed as Spears was a well-educated man known for being both a surveyor and a teacher. (Today, Spears is serviced by two county school systems - depending on which side of the street you are on.) Spears even had its own post office from 1867 until 1915.

Pictured above is the Fayette County Old Country Store; across the street is another market in Jessamine County.

2 comments:

Martha said...

I didn't know that this community had a store. I thought it was just a grouping of people...

PJWB said...

Nope. And I've shopped at the pictured store. What is more shocking is that there are two stores! (Which if you talk to those from Spears, they are fiercely loyal to their county's store.

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