THE WAYNE COUNTY MUSEUM WILLIAM CRENSHAW KENNEDY, JR. MEMORIAL MUSEUM

THE MONTICELLO-BURNSIDE STAGECOACH

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   HISTORY OF

THE

MONTICELLO-BURNSIDE STAGECOACH

From 1896 until 1915 a stagecoach ran from Monticello to Burnside, Kentucky.  The improvement of roads in Wayne County provided an excellent opportunity for an enterprising businessman to begin a means of transportation that would allow the general public to travel in comfort!  A route between Monticello and Burnside made it possible for the citizens of  Wayne county to connect with the railroad station in Burnside and would insure  improved delivery of the United States mail.

One of the earliest stagecoach services was operated by J.W. Hall and Son.  In 1884, they advertised: “Monticello and Burnside Mail Stage Line leaves Monticello daily at 6 a.m. and arrives at Burnside at 11 a.m.  Return: Leaves Burnside at 1:30 p.m. and arrives at Monticello at 7 p.m.”

Mack Burton ran the stage line for a few years after the Hall’s ceased their involvement in the service.  In 1896, Charles Burton took over the operation of the stagecoach.

The Monticello-Burnside stagecoach served the people of  Wayne and surrounding counties for many years.  In November 1915, the stage made its final run.  John Burton, son of Charles, kept the stage in a “museum” until his death in 1973.

REPLICA OF

THE BURTON STAGE

IS NOW HOUSED IN

THE WAYNE COUNTY MUSEUM

An unfortunate turn of events resulted in the original Monticello-Burnside stagecoach being sold to the Wells Fargo Bank of California.  In 1978,  the stagecoach left Kentucky and has been housed in Los Angeles since then.

A sense of history led some interested individuals to have a reproduction of the stagecoach built.  First Southern Bancorp, Inc. and Jess Correll have graciously made the reproduction available to the William Crenshaw Kennedy, Jr. Memorial Museum to be placed on permanent display.

The stagecoach will allow the people of Monticello and Wayne County to better appreciate their  tremendous historical heritage.

 

THE WAYNE COUNTY MUSEUM

William Crenshaw Kennedy, Jr.

Memorial Museum

PO Box 67

Monticello, Kentucky  42633

Located In Downtown Monticello

At 75 North Main Street

In The Former Hotel Breeding

Phone: 606-340-2300

Director: 606-348-6377

Museum Email: museum123@windstream.net

Museum Website:

http://waynecountykymuseum.com