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Wheatcroft, a coal town with post office, is on KY 109 and the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad, 8 1/2 miles west of Dixon.
It was probably named for Irving Horace Wheatcroft, an Englishman, who in 1899 laid out and founded the town on land acquired from Elijah Cullen,
He opened one or more area coal mines, and built the Kentucky Western Railway from nearby Blackford to Dixon. The Wheatcroft post office was established on September 10, 1900, with A.S. Logsdon, postmaster, and the town was incorporated in 1902.
Source: Robert M. Rennick's Kentucky Place Names
copyright 1984 University Press of Kentucky
The obituary of Irving Wheatcroft is available in our Webster County Obituary Project.
Festivals & Events
Purple Opry House - Sebree
Dogwood Valley Trading Post - Clay
Places of Interest
Warner Historic Museum -
Collection of photography, memorabilia, written & oral history. 500 S Broadway
St., Providence 270-667-5022
Sports & Outdoors
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