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Dixon         Sebree        Providence       Clay        Slaughters        Wheatcroft       Blackford       Poole       Onton

Onton, with recently discontinued post office, is centered at the junction of KY 147 and 370, 13 miles east of Dixon.

The community was first called Orton for an early family, but another Orton in Kentucky compelled the adoption of the Onton for the post office established on September 28, 1882, with Franklin P. Tilford, postmaster.

Source: Robert M. Rennick's Kentucky Place Names
copyright 1984 University Press of Kentucky

"The second Onton School was built in 1880. It was located on what is now the B.D. Luck Road.

For several years this was a one-room building, but another was later added, with Grades One through Four taught in what was commonly called the "little room." Grades Five through Eight were in the "big room."

This building was used for thirty-nine years, not only as a means of getting an education, but also for all community affairs."

Onton School 1929

Onton School 1929

Local landmarks include Brazzel Bridge, Coffman Bridge, Gravel Ford Bridge, Gresham Bridge, Sebree Springs Park, Vicker Bridge, Wyman Lake.

Festivals & Events

Purple Opry House - Sebree
Downtown Main Street
Open Saturday Nights 6-9 pm


Dogwood Valley Trading Post - Clay

Places of Interest

County Historical Sites

Story of the Harp Brothers

County Historical Markers

County Civil War Sites

Parker Warner Historic Museum - Collection of photography, memorabilia, written & oral history. 500 S Broadway St., Providence 270-667-5022

Webster County Genealogy Society - located at the Webster County Courthouse in Dixon

Sports & Outdoors

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