In 1839 the Covington Lexington Turnpike ( Now Dixie Highway ) was completed. It was one of the first roads chartered in the State of Kentucky. Colonel Thomas Buckner, one of the early settlers of this section of Kentucky, came to Kentucky in 1812. He Purchased thousands of acres of land. His property is said to have been bounded on the north by what is now the Dixie Highway, the east by the Dudley-Pike, the south by the Turkeyfoot-Road, and the west by what is Stephenson Road today. In 1839 on this property he built his Plantation called Rosegate.. His home still stands at 3049 Heritage Lane in Edgewood KY. In 1852 Buckner family sold 350 acres to Caleb Manley for $14,000. While the Thomas Buckner home was built on the east side of his tract the Manley plantation was erected on the west side fronting Lexington and Covington turnpike.
About the Erlanger Elsmere Historical Society
The Erlanger Historical Society was founded in 1990 to collect and preserve the artifacts, papers and other memorabilia and documentation for the city of Erlanger, Kentucky. The society exists to engage the citizens in the discovery of Erlanger’s past, through the preservation of the 1877 Depot Museum, the last remaining wooden depot structure between Cincinnati and Chattanooga.
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